In anticipation of the opening of Ocean Prime Beverly Hills this fall, meet local experts Stephen Cook, general manager and Matt Briggs, executive chef.
Los Angeles, CA, September 8 2014 – This fall, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will bring its award-winning modern American supper club Ocean Prime to Beverly Hills, Calif. Its first foray into Southern California, Ocean Prime will launch under the direction of General Manager Stephen Cook and Executive Chef Matt Briggs. Located at 9595 Wilshire Boulevard at the apex of Wilshire, Dayton Way and Camden Drive, Ocean Prime will offer the opulence of a classic supper club, with new, refined dishes unique to the Los Angeles culture and area, such as hand rolled sushi and a large, yet cozy, outdoor dining terrace.
Both Cook and Briggs bring a combined four decades of service experience to Ocean Prime, and are already immersed in the Los Angeles community, having worked and lived here for many years. Cook joined the Ocean Prime team in April 2014, after wearing multiple managerial hats at the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group in Beverly Hills. Cook has also spent time on the east coast where he was general manager for Legal Seafoods, Inc., based in Florida and Massachusetts. Dedicated to his cultural education, Cook began his career abroad in France, holding various positions as a trouble-shooter at Planet Hollywood International and EuroDisney Resort.
Briggs brings extensive culinary talent and creativity to the kitchen at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills. Prior to moving to the West Coast, Briggs led the kitchen at Mastro’s Ocean Club and Steakhouse in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Newport Beach, Calif. During his tenure, he was awarded Best Chefs America for Orange County in 2013. Before joining the Cameron Mitchell team, Briggs began his culinary career in the kitchens of the Phoenician Five Diamond Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., The Diamond Club at Chase Field in Phoenix and as sous chef at the Montage Laguna Beach’s The Loft Restaurant.