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.

Natalie Muehlfeld
General Manager

Natalie Muehlfeld has more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry and joined the Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) family in 2007.

Before beginning her career with CMR, Muehlfeld worked in retail for several years before she saw an article in the local newspaper about the re-concept of Martini Italian Bistro in Polaris to Marcella’s. She was hooked after her first interview, and fell in love with the company after orientation when she learned about the strong company culture and philosophies.

Muehlfeld has experience with multiple roles in several CMR concepts, including Marcella’s, Molly Woo’s, The Guild House and Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink. She currently serves as the general manager of The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek in Gahanna.

The greatest lesson Muehlfeld has learned in her professional career is to have complete confidence in the team you are surrounded by and why her favorite CMR philosophy is “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” She also believes that the greatest successes have come from others’ success and never being afraid to jump out of your comfort zone to learn something new. Muehlfeld truly feels that there hasn’t been a day she hasn’t been excited to go into work. Work is not “work.” It is home and she feels very fortunate that CMR has given her the opportunity to truly love what she does.

Muehlfeld resides in Marengo. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kelby, their son, Kade and their friends and family. She enjoys new culinary experiences, traveling to new places and enjoying the quiet life out in the country.


Executive Chef Jared Thompson standing outside next to signage for The Barn restaurant
Executive Chef

Jared Thompson, executive chef of The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, has worked for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) for nearly a decade. While cooking was not a large part of his childhood, he recalls cooking with his mom and grandma from time to time while growing up.

A native of Gahanna, Ohio, Thompson’s favorite part about working for CMR is the people and the culture.
“Always push yourself as hard as you can,” Thompson offers as advice to aspiring chefs. “But sometimes you have to relax and smell the roses.”

A quote Thompson shares as his inspiration comes from Jerry Garcia, “You do not merely want to be the best of the best. You want to be considered the only one who does what you do.”

Outside of work, Thompson enjoys camping, hiking, live music, riding rollercoasters, the cinema, and stand-up comedy. He says his most requested meal to prepare for friends and family is steak on the grill, while his favorite style of cooking is smoking meats and BBQ.