Rob Moore Director of Operations
As the Director of Operations for Brezza and Bar Zazu, Rob Moore sets the standard, drawing upon his rich experience in renowned, award-winning restaurants across the nation and beyond.
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Moore’s fascination with food was tapped into at a young age. In the 7th grade, he accidentally enrolled in a home economics class rather than the metal shop class he intended. After the first day of making cinnamon rolls, he found his calling and began pursuing a career in the Culinary Arts.
Climbing the ranks in New York City’s demanding kitchens, Moore secured a coveted role at Lespinasse, the celebrated restaurant helmed by Chef Gray Kunz at The St. Regis Hotel. This pivotal opportunity taught him invaluable lessons that propelled his success throughout his career.
Applying his honed techniques and principles, Moore showcased his culinary talents at The New York Palace Hotel, Sam DeMarco’s iconic First in Lower Manhattan, and DeMarco’s Room. Later, he seized the chance to join Mike & Tony’s Steakhouse, just as Brooklyn’s dining scene was blossoming.
In 2004, Chef Martin Heierling invited Moore to join the team at Sensi, an exciting new concept at Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. This decision marked the beginning of an incredible journey, leading to his appointment as the Executive Chef of Prime Steakhouse, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s acclaimed restaurant overlooking the famous Bellagio fountains. Moore further showcased his talent by opening Jean-Georges Steakhouse at Aria Resort & Casino in 2009. Rob was appointed as the Executive Chef of Prime Steakhouse, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s acclaimed restaurant on the lake of the famous Bellagio fountains, and eventually opened Jean-Georges Steakhouse at CityCenter’s Aria Resort & Casino in 2009.
Returning to Prime in 2015, Moore assumed a leadership role overseeing Bellagio’s flagship restaurant, where he worked for over 15 years, guided by an extraordinary partnership with Executive Vice Presidents Greg Brainin and Dan DelVecchio.
While Moore’s culinary style combines global influences with French technique and Italian sensibility, he yearned to carve his own path, allowing his American-Italian roots to shine. In 2022, he took a leap of faith and opened his first solo venture, Rosa Ristorante, to rave reviews. However, the allure of returning to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip to join forces with beloved Chef Nicole Brisson proved irresistible. He now oversees operations at Brezza and Bar Zazu at Resorts World Las Vegas.