Rick Moonen

Rick Moonen

Chef


Rick Moonen Seafood

Las Vegas, NV USA


Find your passion, because that's what you are going to be best at, and that's what's going to make you kick the covers off in the morning.

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Rick Moonen

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InterviewThe Interview
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Passion & Public SpeakingWeb Exclusive
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Sense Of EntitlementWeb Exclusive
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Confidence & ComfortWeb Exclusive
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The Journey & GoalsWeb Exclusive
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Sacrifices Worth The EffortWeb Exclusive
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We Learn From Each OtherWeb Exclusive
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Feed Your DesireWeb Exclusive
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Plug Into The WorldWeb Exclusive
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RewardsWeb Exclusive
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My Own WorldWeb Exclusive
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Recognition At LastWeb Exclusive
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Change Of PlansWeb Exclusive
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The BeginningInterview Excerpt
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First JobInterview Excerpt
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DesireInterview Excerpt
Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Says that growing up as one of seven children, it took him a while to find his own unique self-identity.
He went to a local college for two years, where he kind of just floated around, tried to find what he liked, what felt right.
Started volunteering in the kitchen at a nursing home and he knew that he'd found his passion.
Enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America; says that moving away inspired him to make a clean break and reinvent himself.
That reinvention started on his very first day of classes; despite his crippling fear of public speaking, he stepped up as a group leader.
After school, he stuck around to work at the Institute's restaurant, which is where he really started pushing himself to be a better chef.
Says that the pressure and excitement of the hectic kitchen environment has always felt like home.
Tells road-trippers they'll be "fine" doing anything, but if they decide to pursue their passions, that's when they'll truly succeed.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Culinary Institute of America
Career

Career

Chef

I'm a seafood chef and passionate advocate for sustainable seafood and ocean conservation.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Food
Food
Being Creative
Being Creative