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While searching for jobs in college, Brett Nordstrom’s father, a restaurant manager himself, recommended he look into Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR), due to their well-respected reputation in Columbus. Nordstrom discovered his love for the restaurant and hospitality industry while working his first job at Martini Italian Bistro at Polaris and knew he could create a career with CMR.
Now, with more than 15 years of experience in the industry, Nordstrom is very passionate about his work and is determined to continue growing in his career.
Nordstrom joined the CMR team in 2001, serving in multiple roles, including sales associate, bartender, supervisor and dining room manager. He has worked at several CMR concepts, including Martini Italian Bistro, Marcella’s Italian Kitchen and Cap City Fine Diner and Bar in Gahanna. In 2012, Nordstrom earned his current role of general manager at Marcella’s Italian Kitchen at Polaris.
CMR’s commitment to its associates is Nordstrom’s favorite thing about the company. He said that CMR creates an environment that makes all associates feel valued and empowered to make a difference. Nordstrom reminds those interested in a hospitality career that “the industry is truly about the guests, and if they are taken care of, they take care of you.”
Nordstrom is a Level 2 Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. In his free time, he enjoys music, travel, sports and spending time outdoors with his family. Nordstrom lives in Worthington with his wife Kelly, and their son Jude.