Introducing Executive Chef, Nicholas Pratt, Ocean Prime Orlando
As part of our culture, we believe in putting our associates first, and in the development of our people. We are thrilled to share that our former Executive Chef at OP Orlando was promoted to Director of Purchasing at our Home Office in Columbus, OH, which led to a well-deserved opportunity for Chef Nicholas Pratt in Orlando. Read more about Chef Nicholas’ story here:
Executive Chef Nicholas Pratt
Nicholas Pratt began his career in the restaurant industry as a dishwasher where he very quickly discovered his passion for working in the kitchen and his inspiration to one day become a chef.
After joining Ocean Prime Orlando as a line cook in 2012, Pratt quickly climbed the ranks. Within six years, Pratt had worked his way up from sauté station to broil cook and then sous chef. In July 2018, Ocean Prime promoted Pratt to the position of executive chef, recognizing his true dedication for advancing his skills and passion for providing exceptional service.
Pratt’s passion for creating fresh food and delivering genuine hospitality earned him the 2016 Sous Chef of the Year award presented by Cameron Mitchell Restaurant at the company’s annual leadership conference held in Columbus, Ohio.
Born in Miami, Florida, Pratt and his family relocated to Orlando when he was a child. His passion for cooking was strongly influenced by his family’s Puerto Rican and Cuban heritage, pulling from their culinary traditions using spices and robust flavors as well as their dedication to crafting comfort foods that warm people’s hearts.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, Nicholas attributes his success to Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. He enjoys working for a company that truly puts its associates first, and provides the necessary tools and training to help them succeed.