Originally from Nepal, Suman Pradhan was born and brought up in India. The diverse culture of both countries, their rich heritage, traditions, and food, heavily influenced his life. Always a food fanatic, he grew up eating great homemade food from his parents’ hands. Food was always been a point of celebration, when all family members and friends join together for a great feast.
After finishing college Pradhan graduated with his degree in Hospitality Management. During his 3 – 1/2 years of study he trained in many great hotels in India and abroad, including Taj Anna Purna, Kathmandu, Nepal; Taj Mumbai, India; Ritz Hotel, Mumbai, India. As a trainee Pradhan worked in various kitchens learning basic and advanced techniques in cooking and food pairing.
With his mind set on managing front of house operations, Pradhan worked for Royal Palms Golf Club in India and Regent Hotel Land’s End (now taken over by Taj Mumbai) as Restaurant Captain and a member of the opening team. His dreams came true when he received a call to work for Cunard on his dream ship, Queen Elizabeth 2. He worked as Server and moved up to Restaurant Supervisor. Another milestone for Pradhan was when he went to St. Nazaire, France to open the Queen Mary 2 which, when built in 2003, was the longest, widest, tallest, and largest passenger ship ever built. With 10 restaurants on board, he worked for 4 years as Restaurant Supervisor and Head Waiter. Pradhan had the honor to serve President George HW Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush when hosted by Commodore R. W. Warwick onboard the Queen Mary 2 in Portland, ME as a member of the Elite Butler team. Onboard the QE2 & QM2, Pradhad travelled to more than 30 countries over 7 years.
In September 2008, Prahdan moved to Aspen, CO and became the part of The Little Nell family. Starting as a lowly Back Server, he has become a Restaurant Supervisor. A very positive person, Pradhan loves his work, believes in God, and most importantly, believes in himself and his ability to achieve what he puts his mind to.
"The mind is everything, what you think you become." - Gautam Buddha