VIP Treatment is standard at OCEAN PRIME.
We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service. Our team members are “great people delivering genuine hospitality,” and it’s no accident that we put “people” first in our company motto. Heartfelt hospitality is our key to the consistently exceptional service you can expect at OCEAN PRIME. Our team will do everything possible to ensure our guests have a truly amazing experience.
Executive Chef Jenn Grosskruger
Executive Chef Jennifer Grosskruger has risen quickly through the ranks at Ocean Prime; she oversees one of Philadelphia’s largest from-scratch kitchens and leads an extensive team of culinary professionals. Jenn was born and raised in Heidelberg, Germany to a German mother and an American serviceman father. Her interest in cooking began when she was a child; she loved preparing simple meals for her family. Her skills advanced while working in restaurants throughout high school. Jenn is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, Florida.
In her spare time, Jenn can be found exploring Philadelphia, baking bread at home, and indulging another creative passion: painting along with the late great Bob Ross on YouTube.
General Manager Tricia Finke
There are few things Tricia Finke loves more than food, hospitality, fine wine, sports, and family. Maybe that’s why the New Jersey-born Floridian is a natural leader who appreciates team spirit as well as a company culture that values individuals. Finke grew up in the Tampa Bay area playing basketball, while her close-knit family cheered in the stands. It’s also where she first fell in love with the restaurant industry. She built her career at Ocean Prime — first in Tampa and then at the recently-opened Ocean Prime New York — and now oversees Philadelphia’s gorgeous Center City location.
Finke loves the history and culture of her new city, as well the fast-paced environment of overseeing one of the city’s busiest restaurants. “Plus it’s a great food city! I look forward to eating my way across town,” she says. Finke has worked in the restaurant industry since high school and has been with Ocean Prime for more than eight years. A star athlete-turned-rising star of the hospitality industry, Finke was distinguished as one of Full Service Restaurant News’ 40 under 40 Rising Stars and was named Dining Room Manager of the Year by Ocean Prime’s parent company, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. She looks forward to welcoming guests — returning and new — and creating exceptional experiences for all who enter Ocean Prime.
Sales & Event Manager Lindsey McClaren
Lindsey McClaren’s career experience ranges from various roles in the hospitality industry, making her the perfect fit as Ocean Prime’s Philadelphia Sales and Event Manager. Hailing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lindsey studied business administration and accounting while working as a waitress and sales manager at several notable restaurants.
In addition to a passion for all things hospitality, Lindsey loves to act and sing. She previously worked at a dinner theater company performing for guests and managing the stage.
Now Lindsey finds time to perform by volunteering at a hospice company and singing to patients. When she’s not organizing spectacular and memorable events for Ocean Prime or singing, Lindsey loves to explore Philadelphia’s food scene and try new restaurants. You can catch her at eateries and breweries all over the city of brotherly love.