Shaun Rients is the sous chef at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center in Cedar Rapids. In this role, Rients oversees the kitchen and restaurant, The Class Act, within the hotel. Learn about Shaun Rients…
Hometown: Ames, IA
First job: Paper route
Favorite ways to spend your free time in IA: With my dogs at the parks.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Finishing college. I hated school.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: My attitude.
Someone who inspires you and why: Chef Josh because I wish I could be as cool as he is.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: DON’T! But if you insist, be prepared to work long hours, work all holidays and be open to learning something new even though you thought you already did.
Favorite quote: “I can unload my opinion on anybody at any time.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: The amount of audio gear I own.
What makes someone fabulous: Attitude