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Valerie Bauer becomes Ocean Prime Tampa’s new sales and event manager

Tampa Bay residents and visitors looking to host their next meeting or celebration at Ocean Prime Tampa will now work with Valerie Bauer to plan the perfect event. As the new sales and event manager, Bauer will create remarkable personalized events, making each guest’s experience memorable.

With more than 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Bauer has a true heart for genuine service. Her dedication to delivering an extraordinary experience for each guest can be attributed to her growth within Ocean Prime. Bauer joined Ocean Prime Tampa in 2009 as a server and quickly climbed the ranks to lead trainer. In 2014, she was promoted to dining room manager, where she continued to build her hospitality skills and successfully provided each guest with a VIP experience. Her passion for genuine hospitality and keen attention to detail have contributed to many years of overjoyed guests, who have become raving fans of Ocean Prime.

“Valerie is a great example of an associate that is dedicated to providing exceptional hospitality, and, as a result, has advanced her career within Ocean Prime,” says Kal Harris, Ocean Prime Tampa general manager. “Since joining our team, Valerie has continuously exceeded the expectations of our guests, highlighted our unique offerings, and showcased why Ocean Prime is the perfect place for any occasion.”

Bauer earned her associate degree in Educational Studies from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. In addition to being a raving fan of Ocean Prime, Bauer is a fan of Tampa’s professional sports, spending her spare time cheering for the home teams: Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays.

Ocean Prime Tampa features four stunning private dining rooms that offer a warm and inviting atmosphere to celebrate any occasion or conduct business. Guests can also use the recently updated terrace and outdoor reception with exquisite views overlooking a picturesque lake to host special events. To plan your next special event at Ocean Prime Tampa, contact Bauer at PrivateDiningTampa@cameronmitchell.com or call 813-490-5288.

Ocean Prime Tampa serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Dinner is served from 4-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 4 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sundays, dinner hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. The lounge is open daily, and happy hour is offered Mondays through Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from noon – 4 p.m. For more information, visit the website or call 813-490-5288.


Ocean Prime is an award-winning modern American restaurant and lounge from renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell.  With stunning settings, a vibrant energy, an impressive menu of seafood and steaks and truly exceptional hospitality, Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.

For more information, please visit www.ocean-prime.com.

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