Geoff Baumberger, Executive Chef | Ocean Prime, Beverly Hills, Calif.
One of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ concepts, Ocean Prime serves seafood and prime cuts of meat in 15 locations across the country. Geoff Baumberger at Ocean Prime in Beverly Hills, Calif., says the recently added Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl with avocado and Sriracha vinaigrette sells exceptionally well.
“Some of our most popular items like the Poke Bowl start out as simple features that a chef in any of our locations might develop for lunch or dinner,” he says. “The dishes are improved with feedback from our team of regional chefs and our corporate executive chef. If a dish is a hit, that is a great start to it being added to the menu in a seasonal or more permanent form.”
Ocean Prime orders seafood from multiple companies for consistent supply. “With a menu that is relatively consistent across a number of locations, sometimes we face challenges in sourcing the supply we need,” says Baumberger. “Our ability to order from more than one company helps us serve the freshest, highest quality fish we can get our hands on at every location.”