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Ocean Prime Coming To 46 Penn Centre On The Plaza in Kansas City

Modern seafood and steak concept forms a partnership between Block Real Estate Services and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Kansas City, Mo. January 6, 2021 – 46 Penn Centre, the new 14-story, high image corporate office building on the Country Club Plaza, announced today that it has reeled in acclaimed restaurant Ocean Prime.

Named Ocean Prime Restaurant + Prime Social Rooftop, the new concept includes not only the restaurant, but a new extension to the brand with a rooftop lounge, the first in the Ocean Prime family. The restaurant will feature artfully designed interiors with a la carte seating, private dining and bar, while Prime Social will welcome guests to the building’s enclosed rooftop, which also has outdoor seating and a fire pit.

Kansas City is the newest location for Ocean Prime, from award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR). It will also become the first location in Missouri, in a management-investment partnership between the restaurant group and investors associated with Block Real Estate Services principals.

Construction will begin in the next 60 days and Ocean Prime Restaurant + Prime Social Rooftop are slated to open in fall 2021. This will be the 17th Ocean Prime restaurant since the 2008 launch of the concept in Columbus, Ohio. There are currently 16 locations coast-to-coast, across 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

“At the outset of our plans for the building, we set our sights on landing a world class restaurant for 46 Penn Centre,” said Ken Block, managing principal of Block Real Estate Services. “Ocean Prime is one of the finest restaurants in the U.S. and is the perfect partner to provide that elevated guest experience. It gives our tenants even more amenities at their fingertips, as they will soon have an in-house restaurant and rooftop lounge to entertain their clients and employees.”

Cameron Mitchell

Cameron Mitchell, founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, said, “we look forward to partnering with Block Real Estate Services, the premier Kansas City real estate developer. Our companies share similar values, including developing projects with the highest quality and design in mind.”

Mitchell continued, “this location at 46 Penn Centre allowed us, for the first time, to expand Ocean Prime with a lounge concept that was inspired by a popular CMR rooftop lounge in Columbus, OH. Prime Social will be the only rooftop venue with expansive views of the Plaza and surrounding area.”

Ocean Prime will consist of 8,500 square feet of space, including three private dining rooms and a peninsula bar. Prime Social will be a 5,500 sq. ft rooftop lounge, creating a space that is unlike any other in the Kansas City market.

“We are excited to expand the Ocean Prime concept, bringing both classic and modern fare,” said Mitch Miller, vice president of Ocean Prime. “Our restaurant is known for its vibrant energy, made-from-scratch menu offerings, seasonal ingredients and an extensive menu to suit every palate, including prime steaks, chops, chicken and seafood.  Our signature cocktails, from classics to original creations, and extensive wine list are a highlight of our guests’ experience. Prime Social will be a cool rooftop oasis and an ideal spot for guests to sip, savor and surround themselves within the cityscape.”

Ocean Prime restaurant locations are selected for their proximity to businesses and residents in desirable markets around the country. 46 Penn Centre is ideal since it is a brand-new building located on the world-renowned Country Club Plaza, surrounded by 12 hotels with a total of 2,305 rooms within a half mile of the 46 Penn Centre site. 

The entire 15-block district, with more than 150 shops and dozens of fine restaurants, makes the Country Club Plaza Kansas City’s premier retail, dining and entertainment destination.

46 Penn Centre is located at 4551 Pennsylvania Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.

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Press Contact:
Laurie Roberts, [email protected]
913-220-7488

ABOUT 46 PENN CENTRE

46 Penn Centre opened in the fall of 2020 and is a 14-story high image corporate office building on the Country Club Plaza. The Class A office building features 220,000 +/- RSF of office space, approximately 11,000 +/- RSF of retail space and secure, covered parking. Located north of 47th Street and east of Pennsylvania Avenue, it features private balconies on each floor and has been constructed with only four columns per floor for maximum space-plan efficiency.

ABOUT BLOCK REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Block Real Estate Services, LLC (BRES) is a full-service commercial real estate company managing over 43 million square feet of retail, office, and industrial properties. Affiliate Block Multifamily Group manages 7,350 multifamily units for equity partnerships and third party owners. BRES’s portfolio of services continues its role as the most comprehensive commercial real estate firm in Kansas City by providing and specializing in real estate brokerage services, tenant representation, investment services, asset and property management, economic incentives consultation, financial services, construction and development services, and the Block Funds.

ABOUT OCEAN PRIME

Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience with stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.  

From the kitchen and bar, there is an appreciation for ingredients that comes through in every dish. Our menu is both classic and modern featuring lighter items like sushi and poke, to indulgent seafood presentations, juicy steaks and decadent desserts. Each location is unique and designed to fold into the energy of the city where it’s located. With stunning spaces, luxe details and truly genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.

Guests can experience Ocean Prime in Washington, D.C., Boston, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Tampa, New York, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix and Columbus. For more information, please visit www.ocean-prime.com.

About Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Founded by Cameron Mitchell in 1993, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, LLC (CMR) has built a diverse portfolio of varied concepts, ranging from multi-location upscale destinations to single neighborhood favorites. Today, CMR operates 36 restaurants company-wide under 15 different concepts, with 19 restaurants located in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, the premier catering and event planning in Central Ohio, oversees three venues in Columbus. The national Ocean Prime concept has 16 locations in 12 states plus the district of Columbia. The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, a sister company of CMR, currently operates 22 locations in five states. CMR and the various concepts have received numerous culinary, leadership, entrepreneur, community service and readers’ choice awards. For more information, visit www.cameronmitchell.com.

Las Vegas Opening Spring 2023

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Invests Nearly $20 Million in First Ocean Prime in Las Vegas and 18th Location Nationwide

LAS VEGAS (August 18, 2022)  – Cameron Mitchell Restaurants‘ (CMR) Ocean Prime brand is pleased to announce its first Las Vegas restaurant and18th location, which will be the anchor restaurant in 63. CMR plans to invest nearly $20 million into this flagship location, centered at the bustling and iconic corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue.

Ocean Prime Las Vegas Main Dining room and bar
Ocean Prime Las Vegas – Main Dining Room and Bar

Ocean Prime Las Vegas is being designed by nationally recognized designer Karen Herold, Principal of Studio K. Founded in 2014, Studio K has delivered many of both Chicago and the nation’s most popular restaurants and hotels. Studio K has an unparalleled ability to create memorable experiences guests can relate to, driving their return time and time again. 
 
The restaurant design is inspired by the meeting of land and sea, from the lounge with soft waves elements, hues of the ocean and lighter tones to the main dining room with earthy hues intermixed with deep dark blue shades of water. The outdoor patio and lounge area will be designed for guests to take in the breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip while evoking the feeling of being at a resort by the sea. 
 
“We have been searching for a Las Vegas location for quite some time, and once we set sights on this space with its desirable locale and views of the action on the Strip, we were confident we had found the perfect spot,” Mitchell continued. “Our Las Vegas restaurant will be an iconic location for the Ocean Prime brand. The restaurant is ideally situated on the rooftop of 63 and our guests from all over the country and world will be able to take in the energy and excitement of the Strip while they experience our ‘yes is the answer’ hospitality and our highly executed culinary and beverage offerings.”

Ocean Prime is known for its beautiful and distinct design incorporating elements from each restaurant’s community, combined with materials and furnishings that create a sleek sophistication in a warm and convivial atmosphere. Ocean Prime delivers genuine hospitality where “yes is the answer.” It is the ultimate gathering place for discerning social or business guests, whether for cocktails and appetizers in the lounge, a pre- or post-event meal, power lunch, special occasions and meetings or events that require a private dining space.

Ocean Prime Las Vegas – Private Dining Room
Ocean Prime Las Vegas – Private Dining Room 

Ocean Prime’s balanced menu of seafood and steaks, hand-crafted original cocktails, special features and decadent desserts are made with the highest standards of execution, freshest ingredients and delivered with attentive and thoughtful service. From its Insta-worthy Berries + Bubbles cocktail, Wine Spectator Awarded wine list, Smoking Shellfish Tower, Sea Scallops with Parmesan Risotto to Prime Steaks and the Ten Layer Carrot Cake and Warm Butter Cake, there is a dish and beverage to please any palate.

About 63

63 located at the corner of ‘Fabled and Fabulous’ is situated amid some of most coveted property in the world. This dynamic complex is located directly on the Las Vegas Strip and comprised of rare flagship retail and restaurant opportunities and will reimagine the iconic intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. This 4-story retail and hospitality center spans more than 243,000 gross sq. ft. of total space with the upper floors offering breathtaking views of the stunning Las Vegas Strip. Constructed by renowned development team of Brett Torino with Torino Companies and New York based Dayssi and Paul Kanavos of Flag Luxury along with award-winning designers from Arquitectonica of Miami Beach. Additional 63 tenants will be announced soon and the complex is expected to debut in Fall of 2022. For more information visit: 63lasvegas.com.  

About Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, contemporary seafood & steakhouse from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience with stunning settings, a chef-curated menu, signature handcrafted cocktails, and a Wine Spectator honored wine list. The menu is both classic and modern, featuring sushi, indulgent seafood presentations, juicy steaks, decadent side dishes and made-from-scratch desserts. Every Ocean Prime restaurant is uniquely designed to capture the energy and elegance of each city — making it an unmatched destination to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge. Each restaurant also offers a private dining experience ideal for an elegant private dinner, hosting a small group business or social event or memorable celebration. Guests can expect best-in-class hospitality from passionate and knowledgeable associates coast-to-coast. Embracing its midwestern roots, Ocean Prime places the highest value on their people. The company cares deeply about delivering authentic hospitality and believes that every member of the team is essential to creating a memorable Ocean Prime experience. Ocean Prime empowers associates to say “Yes is the answer. What is the question?” Guests can experience Ocean Prime in 17 locations around the country: Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver (Tech Center and Larimer Square), Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Naples, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tampa and Washington, D.C. For more information visit https://www.ocean-prime.com/locations or follow @oceanprime on Instagram  @oceanprime on Facebook.

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Media Contact: 
Celena Haas-Stacey
CHS Communications 
[email protected] 

Ocean Prime Hiring Advisory

Ocean Prime, nationally-acclaimed American restaurant and lounge, now hiring for its Kansas City location on the Country Club Plaza

WHO

Ocean Prime, an award-winning modern American restaurant and lounge – and the second concept to launch in Kansas City from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants – is set to open in early 2022 at 46 Penn Centre on the Country Club Plaza.

The nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary dining experience with stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.

With an expansive 8,500 square feet of space, including three private dining rooms and a peninsula bar, Kansas City’s Ocean Prime will offer an extensive menu, including seafood, prime steaks, chops, chicken, and sushi. It will be the 17th Ocean Prime location.  

“Our ‘Yes is the Answer’ culture and philosophy is deeply embedded in every level of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Our intent is to hire associates who are as passionate about hospitality as we are and provide them with the training and support they need to succeed,” said Ocean Prime General Manager Willie Nieberger.

“Our associates receive benefits ranging from seven major holidays off to promotional opportunities. We want our associates to feel appreciated and, in turn, provide best-in-class service to our guests.”

“We’re looking forward to joining the Kansas City community on the heels of the first Cameron Mitchell restaurant opening – and, our neighbor at 46 Penn Centre – Prime Social Rooftop,” said Ocean Prime Executive Chef Leo Harvey, Jr. “It’s our goal to make all of our guests feel like a VIP no matter the occasion for their visit.”

WHAT   

Ocean Prime is hosting walk-in interviews and meet and greets for dishwashers, server assistants, prep cooks, sushi cooks, cocktail servers, guest services, bartenders, bakers, sous chef, and dining room managers. Candidates can apply online here.

Associate benefits include:

  • Seven Major Holidays Off
  • Direct Deposit
  • Associate Shift Meals
  • Associate Discounts
  • Paid Training
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Gift Card Discounts
  • Fun Work Environment

WHEN

The hiring office is now open and will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE

Plaza Corporate Centre
800 W. 47th St. Suite 001
Kansas City MO, 64112

ABOUT OCEAN PRIME

Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The nationally acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience with stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.

From the kitchen to the bar, there is an appreciation for ingredients that comes through in every dish and beverage. The menu is both classic and modern featuring lighter items like sushi and poke, to indulgent seafood presentations, juicy steaks, and decadent desserts.

The wine and spirit lists are extensive and are balanced by creative cocktails. Each location is unique and designed to fold into the energy of the city where itis located. With stunning spaces, luxe details and truly genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate, and indulge.  Each restaurant also offers a private dining experience ideal for an elegant private dinner, hosting a small group business or social event or memorable celebration.  

Guests can experience Ocean Prime in 16 locations around the country: Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver (Tech Center and Larimer Square), Detroit, Indianapolis, Naples, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tampa and Washington, D.C. In early 2022, the 17th location, in Kansas City, MO, will open.

Media Contact
Katie Maloney
[email protected]
816-812-0228

Ocean Prime Kansas City Debuts

The Iconic Restaurant Is Set To Make Waves as Kansas City’s Newest Dining Hotspot

KANSAS CITY, Mo (February 8, 2022) – Ocean Prime, an award-winning modern American restaurant and lounge, located on the third floor of the Plaza’s 46 Penn Centre, will open to guests today. Ocean Prime is the second of two concepts from the renowned Cameron Mitchell Restaurants to launch in Kansas City.  It is the 17th Ocean Prime location.  

The nationally acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary dining experience with stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.

With an expansive 8,500 square feet of space, including three private dining rooms and a peninsula bar, Kansas City’s Ocean Prime offers an extensive menu, including seafood, prime steaks, chops, chicken, and sushi. 

Ocean prime Kansas city diners
Ocean Prime Kansas City Dining Room

Members of Ocean Prime management team commissioned local Kansas City artists to create one-of-a-kind works of art to complement the warm and modern décor.  The centerpiece sculpture, called ‘KC Realized’, is by Kansas City native, Jake Proffit. It offers a visual depiction of Kansas City’s geological evolution.

“We have felt the energy from the neighborhood with the opening of Prime Social and we are thrilled to give Kansas Citians another Cameron Mitchell dining experience with Ocean Prime Kansas City,” said Cameron Mitchell, Founder and CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. “Ocean Prime Kansas City will be an extraordinary dining experience while being unique to Kansas City.”  

Under the direction of Executive Chef Leo Harvey, Jr., Ocean Prime’s from-scratch kitchen will provide both Kansas City locals and visitors alike with a premium dining experience that includes the highest quality ingredients, as well as simple, pure, local and regional flavors.  Previously, he was the Executive Chef at Ocean Prime Washington D.C. and. has been a part of the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ family since 2016.

“We’ve already felt welcomed by the Kansas City restaurant community,” said Ocean Prime Executive Chef Leo Harvey, Jr. “And, now we’re excited to welcome guests to Ocean Prime. It’s our goal to make all of our guests feel like a VIP no matter the occasion for their visit.” 

About Ocean Prime

Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The nationally acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience with stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.

From the kitchen to the bar, there is an appreciation for ingredients that comes through in every dish and beverage. The menu is both classic and modern featuring lighter items like sushi and poke, to indulgent seafood presentations, juicy steaks, and decadent desserts.

The wine and spirit lists are extensive and are balanced by creative cocktails. Each location is unique and designed to fold into the energy of the city where itis located. With stunning spaces, luxe details and truly genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate, and indulge.  Each restaurant also offers a private dining experience ideal for an elegant private dinner, hosting a small group business or social event or memorable celebration.  

Guests can experience Ocean Prime in 17 locations around the country: Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver (Tech Center and Larimer Square), Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Naples, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tampa and Washington, D.C. 

Media Contact:
Katie Maloney
[email protected]
816-812-0228 

Ocean Prime Dallas Re-Opens For Carryout, Dine-In Reservations

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants looks forward to welcoming back associates, serving valued guests.

Ocean Prime
2101 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75201

Ocean Prime in Dallas, Texas, will reopen with dine-in reservations on May 16. Additionally, curbside carryout and delivery will be available with a limited menu, family meals and meal kits to make at home.

On May 16, Ocean Prime in Dallas, Texas, will re-open its kitchen for curbside carryout, delivery and dine-in reservations.

The modern American restaurant will offer a limited menu for both dine-in and carryout, including several courses, fresh seafood and steaks and dessert. Ocean Prime also will offer family meal bundles that will include a choice of salad, entrée, two sides and a dessert for a family of four to share. In addition, cocktails, beer and the restaurant’s popular “Wine Enthusiast” deal (half-off bottles of wine priced $99 and less) will be available nightly for dine-in, carryout and delivery orders.

Ocean Prime is looking forward to welcoming associates back and serving valued guests. While health and safety have always been made a priority, Ocean Prime has established additional protection measures and trained their teams in enhanced best practices for safety and sanitation as guided by specific recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration.

The restaurant will be open for dine-in and curbside carryout on Tuesday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 4-9 p.m.

To make a reservation or to place an order, please visit Ocean-Prime.com or call the restaurant at (214) 965-0440.

Menus will be available online on May 15. To view the limited food and beverage menus, visit https://www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/dallas/menus.

Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.

Contact: Gretchen Moore
[email protected]

Phoenix Ocean Prime Reopens For Carryout, Dine-In Reservations on May 1

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants looks forward to welcoming back associates, serving valued guests.

Ocean Prime
High Street 5455 East High Street
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Ocean Prime in Phoenix, AZ will reopen with dine-in reservations on May 19. Additionally, curbside carryout will be available with a limited menu and family-style meals.

The modern American restaurant will offer a limited menu for both dine-in and carryout, including several courses, fresh seafood and steaks and dessert. Ocean Prime also will offer family meal bundles that will include a choice of salad, entrée, two sides and a dessert for a family of four to share. In addition, cocktails, beer and the restaurant’s popular “Wine Enthusiast” deal (half-off bottles of wine priced $99 and less) will be available nightly for carryout and delivery orders.

Ocean Prime is looking forward to welcoming associates back and serving valued guests. While health and safety have always been made a priority, Ocean Prime has established additional protection measures and trained their teams in enhanced best practices for safety and sanitation as guided by specific recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration.

The restaurant will be open for dine-in and curbside carryout on Tuesday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 4-9 p.m.

To make a reservation or to place an order, please visit Ocean-Prime.com or call the restaurant at (480)347-1313. Menus will be available online on May 18.

View the limited food and beverage menus.

Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.

Contact
Gretchen Moore
[email protected]

Ocean Prime Opens Tech Center Location In Denver For Carryout & Delivery

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants looks forward to welcoming back associates, serving valued guests.

Ocean Prime Denver Tech Center
8000 E. Belleview Avenue, Suite C10
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Ocean Prime will reopen for curbside carryout and delivery with limited menu, family meals and meal kits to make at home at its Tech Center location only.

On May 5, Ocean Prime will re-open its kitchen for curbside carryout and delivery at its Tech Center location.

The modern American restaurant will offer a limited menu, including several courses, fresh seafood and steaks and dessert. Ocean Prime also will offer family meal bundles that will include a choice of salad, entrée, two sides and a dessert for a family of four to share. In addition, cocktails, beer and the restaurant’s popular “Wine Enthusiast” deal (half-off bottles of wine priced $99 and less) will be available nightly for carryout and delivery orders.

Ocean Prime is looking forward to welcoming associates back and serving valued guests. While health and safety have always been made a priority, Ocean Prime has established additional protection measures and trained their teams in enhanced best practices for safety and sanitation as guided by specific recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration.

Curbside Carryout will be available Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 4-9 p.m. On Mother’s Day, May 10, the restaurant will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. To place an order, please visit Ocean-Prime.com or call the restaurant at (303) 552-3000.

Ocean Prime also has a location in downtown Denver’s Historic Larimer Square District, which will remain temporarily closed at this time.

Menus will be available online on May 4. To view the limited food and beverage menus, visit https://www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/denver-tech-center/menus.

Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.

Contact: Gretchen Moore
[email protected]

Ocean Prime Naples Re-Opens For Carryout, Dine-In Reservations

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants looks forward to welcoming back associates, serving valued guests.

Ocean Prime
699 5th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102

Ocean Prime in Naples, Florida, will reopen with limited dinner reservations on May 9. Additionally, curbside carryout and delivery will be available with a limited menu, family meals and meal kits to make at home.

The modern American restaurant will offer a limited menu for both dine-in and carryout, including several courses, fresh seafood and steaks and dessert. Ocean Prime also will offer family meal bundles that will include a choice of salad, entrée, two sides and a dessert for a family of four to share. In addition, cocktails, beer and the restaurant’s popular “Wine Enthusiast” deal (half-off bottles of wine priced $99 and less) will be available nightly for carryout orders.

Ocean Prime is looking forward to welcoming associates back and serving valued guests. While health and safety have always been made a priority, Ocean Prime has established additional protection measures and trained their teams in enhanced best practices for safety and sanitation as guided by specific recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration.

The restaurant will be open for dine-in and curbside carryout on Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 4-9 p.m. On Mother’s Day, May 10, the restaurant will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To make a reservation or to place an order, please visit Ocean-Prime.com or call the restaurant at (239)430-0404. To view the limited food and beverage menus, visit https://www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/naples/menus

Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime delivers an extraordinary experience, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality.

Contact: Gretchen Moore
[email protected]

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Announces New Members to Leadership Team

Renowned Restaurant Company Makes Changes to Executive Team in the New Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (January 13, 2020) – Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) is kicking off the new year with some fresh faces on the leadership team. The Columbus-based restaurant company is pleased to announce that Melissa Johnson, Katie Laudick, Mitch Miller and Jim Sauter have been promoted to executive positions, effective January 1, 2020.

“Cameron and I are extremely proud to have these talented individuals join the executive team as they are shining examples of our company’s genuine hospitality and associate-first culture,” said David Miller, president and chief operating officer for CMR. “I look forward to their contributions as we continue to grow and push the envelope of restaurant innovation.”

Melissa Johnson
Melissa Johnson is now vice president of Cameron Mitchell Premier Events and Community Relations for CMR. She oversees the company’s catering division and consistently looks for growth opportunities. She also represents the company in the community by discovering ways to get involved and give back. Johnson, a 22-year CMR veteran who helped launch the catering company in 2001, has helped shape it into the foremost catering and special events business in central Ohio. 

Katie Laudick
Katie Laudick has been named vice president of human resources at CMR, focusing on adding new talent to the company’s associate-first culture as well as lifting up current associates to succeed. After joining the CMR family as a server, Laudick accepted a human resources internship at the home office in 2001. She has since held various roles in human resources including, most recently, senior director, and has helped shape the team into what it is today through her dedication and focus on self-development.  Laudick will oversee all human resources practices for the nearly 5,000 associates of CMR and its sister company, Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern. 

Mitch Miller
As the vice president of Ocean Prime, Mitch Miller oversees 16 locations across the country. Miller provides strategic direction for the brand and leads a team of managers, directors and corporate and regional chefs who handle the daily restaurant operations. Miller has held numerous managerial positions within CMR including serving as the dining room manager at Martini Modern Italian, and general manager of Cap City in Gahanna, Mitchell’s Ocean Club and Molly Woo’s. Miller was then promoted to regional director and later, director of operations for Ocean Prime before moving into his current role. Miller is praised by his fellow associates for his strong leadership, especially during restaurant openings.

Jim Sauter
Jim Sauter has been named vice president of the Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern. Working closely with President and Founder Gary Callicoat, Sauter provides strategic direction for the brand and leads a team of managers and directors who oversee all restaurant operations. Sauter first joined the CMR team in 2004 and held numerous positions including a pantry and grill cook at Cap City in Grandview, general manager at Cap City in Gahanna and assistant general manager for Mitchell’s Ocean Club. He transitioned to working for Rusty Bucket in 2007 and has been an integral part of the growth of Rusty Bucket into a nationally-recognized brand.

As part of the executive changes, Diane Smullen (Finance) and Chuck Davis (Human Resources) will transition off of the leadership team and assume new advisory roles within the company. Smullen will provide strategic guidance on corporate affairs and investor relations for the company, while Davis will assist with advising human resources. Gary Callicoat (President and Founder of Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern) will transition off of the leadership team and into a Founder’s role. 

Current CMR Executive Leadership Team Members: 

  • Cameron Mitchell, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
  • David Miller, President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Charles Kline, Senior Vice President of Operations
  • Brian Hinshaw, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage
  • Wayne Schick, Senior Vice President of Store Planning & Procurement 
  • Heather Leonard, Senior Vice President of Marketing 
  • Steve Weis, Vice President of Development 
  • Kerry Boyle, Vice President of General Counsel
  • J.R. Dehring, Chief Financial Officer 
  • Mitch Miller, Vice President of Ocean Prime
  • Jim Sauter, Vice President of Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
  • Katie Laudick, Vice President of Human Resources
  • Melissa Johnson, Vice President of Cameron Mitchell Premier Events and Community Relations 

**Headshots available

About Cameron Mitchell Restaurants 
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) is an independent, privately-held restaurant group known for developing compelling dining concepts, offering outstanding cuisine complemented by genuine hospitality. Cameron Mitchell founded the company in 1993 on the powerful guest philosophy, “The answer is yes. What is the question?” Today, that commitment to delivering extraordinary guest experiences fuels 36 award-winning restaurants under 15 different concepts, including the nationally-acclaimed Ocean Prime brand, now coast-to-coast in Beverly Hills, Calif., Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Naples, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tampa and Washington, D.C; the Cameron Mitchell Premier Events catering company; and Buckeye Hospitality Construction, responsible for developing and managing the company’s new construction, remodels and special projects. CMR also oversees the growth and development of its sister company, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern, with 23 locations in six states. 

With a penchant for building tomorrow’s hospitality workforce, Mitchell is the largest alumni donor to the Culinary Institute of America and, as a Columbus State Community College Foundation board member, is a leading contributor to the expansion of the school’s top-rated hospitality management and culinary arts program. Mitchell shares the key to his company’s 25 years of success and the lessons he has learned in his new, tell-all book, “Yes is the Answer. What is the Question?”, now available for purchase at www.CameronMitchell.com

For more information, visit www.CameronMitchell.com and follow CMR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@CMRColumbus), and on LinkedIn.

Media Contact: 
Katie Lundy, 614.353.6476
[email protected]

Ocean Prime Introduces Custom Woodford Reserve Bourbon Blends

WHO
Ocean Prime, a nationally-acclaimed modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.

WHAT
Earlier this year, associates at 15 Ocean Prime locations participated in bourbon blending workshops with a representative from Woodford Reserve, creating one-of-a-kind selections to be served in-house. Woodford Reserve sent each participating Ocean Prime restaurant three single barrel samples of Woodford Reserve, which were then blended at the associates’ discretion into three two-barrel batch blends (the smallest small-batch of bourbon possible). From those blends, they then selected their favorite batch blend of Woodford Reserve, which is now only available at that particular Ocean Prime.

Woodford Reserve filled 15 barrels with their custom creations and aged them over several months. All of the barrels will share the same complex, well-rounded flavor associated with Woodford Reserve but each will be slightly distinct.

“We offer a unique experience at every Ocean Prime and our beverage program is no exception,” says Andrea Hoover, Beverage Director. “Each blend represents an expression of the local taste and is not available anywhere else.”

Ocean Prime is the first restaurant to participate in an offsite bourbon blending program with Woodford Reserve, and the associates are excited to showcase their custom creations to guests.  Pours can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a signature OP Manhattan. Creating the perfect chill and melted water ratio in the OP Manhattan is a large format ice cube branded with the Ocean Prime logo.

Prices will vary by location.

WHERE
All Ocean Prime locations except Phoenix

WHEN
Beginning August 2019

ABOUT OCEAN PRIME

Ocean Prime is a nationally-acclaimed modern American restaurant and lounge from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. With stunning settings, a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and steaks and truly genuine hospitality, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge. Guests can experience Ocean Prime in Washington, D.C., Boston, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Tampa, New York, Naples, Orlando, Phoenix and Columbus. For more information, please visit www.ocean-prime.com.

ABOUT WOODFORD RESERVE

Woodford Reserve, the “Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby,” is crafted at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, tucked in the heart of thoroughbred country in Versailles, Kentucky. A National Historic Landmark, the Woodford Reserve Distillery represents craftsmanship with a balance of historic heritage and modern practices. Woodford Reserve is a product of the Brown-Forman Corporation, a premier producer and marketer of fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Korbel, Tequila Herradura, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer and Chambord. Please enjoy your bourbon responsibly. To learn more about Woodford Reserve, visit www.woodfordreserve.com or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodfordreserve.

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