Ocean Prime Denver Executive Chef, Roman Rodriguez, strives to go above and beyond in the kitchen and continually educate himself on the latest culinary trends and techniques. Rodriguez decided to pursue cooking at a professional level after his first job in the restaurant industry in 2003. He attended the Arizona Culinary Institute before joining the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants team in 2009. Rodriguez began as a sous chef at Ocean Prime Scottsdale. He then served as the lead trainer on the opening team of the Beverly Hills location. In 2014, Rodriguez moved to Denver to become the sous chef, which ultimately led to his current position as executive chef. The most valuable lesson Rodriguez has learned in his professional career is to always take responsibility for one’s work. He advises those who want to go into the restaurant industry to continue learning and to always keep an open mind. Outside of the kitchen, Rodriguez enjoys fishing, hiking and snow sports. Here a couple of Chef Roman’s favorites at Ocean Prime:
Ahi Tuna Tartare: Avacado, Ginger Ponzu, Sesame Seeds
Sea Scallops with Parmesan Rissoto, English Peas and a Citrus Vinaigrette
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Kale, Pickled Fennel, and Horseradish Mustard Aioli
Grouper with Lobster, Gnocchi, Spring Peas, and Lemon Jus
Ocean Prime is a modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Chosen as editor’s pick for “Best Seafood” by 5280 magazine, Ocean Prime Denver is conveniently located in downtown Denver at Larimer Square, one of the city’s oldest and most historic blocks and home to vibrant, distinctive, fine shopping and dining. Stunning settings and a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality make Ocean Prime Denver an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.
Visit Chef Roman at Ocean Prime Larimer Square