Title: Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Jewel Himalaya Restaurant Group
Location: Yorktown Heights, New York, United States
Gyaljen Nuru Sherpa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Jewel Himalaya Restaurant Group, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in food service.
Mr. Sherpa believes coming to America is a dream for everyone around the world. He considers America as the greatest country on Earth and that people come here for their freedom and democracy. He began working in the hospitality industry, which he fell in love with and slowly moved up to being a chef. He eventually became a manager and started enjoying interacting with customers. He met many great and not so great people, which he feels lucky to have done since it taught him to be a better person. Mr. Sherpa opened a restaurant and through success opened up many more, as serving customers is a joy to him. He started the Jewel Himalaya Restaurant group in 2003 and has been the founder and chief executive officer ever since.
Mr. Sherpa was awarded by New York State and the governor and was sent a letter. He was invited to the state capital to introduce entrepreneurial programs and was invited to the Chamber of Commerce, every month for a workshop, where he would share his stories. He feels that he has been blessed. Giving back to the community is important to him because where he comes from it is their principal, so he gives over $100,000 to the schools, and has 11 kids that he is sponsoring from poor families who were born into their poverty. Mr. Sherpa receives yearly rewards from the schools he contributes to. He also receives numerous plaques and letters of appreciation from the schools, churches, and other places in the community. In the future, Mr. Sherpa hopes to go back to his community and provide them service by consulting or mentoring.
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