Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

The Avenue Steak Tavern

General Manager

For some, running a restaurant is a business. For us, it is our calling. Our passion for food and fine dining comes first, business second. We are a chef-driven restaurant. For you, that means fine dining at its best. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable culinary experience.

General Manager Jessica Kitchel

General Manager Jess Kitchel standing in the dining room at The Avenue Steak Tavern

The Avenue Grandview General Manager Jessica Kitchel joined Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) in June 2019 after graduating from Capital University with a degree in public relations. During college, she worked as a server at Aab India in Grandview and enjoyed the fast-paced atmosphere and new challenges that arose daily.

Her love for the hospitality industry grew further when she joined the CMR team, holding multiple serving and supervisory positions at Hudson 29 Upper Arlington as well as The Avenue Grandview. Now, as general manager of The Avenue Grandview, Kitchel values the variety in her work and looks forward to continuing the positive environment fostered by associates and GMs who have come before her.

For those interested in pursuing a career in hospitality, Kitchel advises future associates to build solid relationships and friendships, which is her favorite part of working for CMR. “Relationships are what make this company great – the food is just a perk,” she said.

In her professional career, Kitchel’s greatest lesson has been to talk less and listen more. “Leadership is not about the leader, but the team you help grow to their full potential.”

Kitchel originates from Germantown, Ohio, and currently lives in Grandview with her dog Paxton. She loves reading, spending time outdoors and exploring new coffee shops. Her favorite CMR dish is the filet at Martini Modern Italian.