Hospitality With a Heart in Sarnath


The Sarnath Café offers a place of employment and training for young people who will make a career for themselves in the restaurant and catering business. Though we are a for-profit enterprise, we cultivate a working environment that is pleasant and want our staff to leave with sweet memories of their time with us. Our efforts also support the non-profit Buddha’s Smile School, and all of our staff work hard to provide nearly 300 students with a hearty and nutritious lunch every single day. Under the supervision of Sukhdev Singh Saini, the values of service and honesty are stressed. Our intention is to fully satisfy each and every customer’s stomach and heart when they walk through our front door.

  • Sukhdev Singh Saini

    Sukhdev was born to cook. After 13 years of full-time work in the Sarnath Café, he continues to ignite his passion of experimenting with new ingredients and learning new dishes to his constantly expanding menu.

  • Pankaj
    Pankaj – Head Cook

    Pankaj is 25 years-old and from Bihar, in north central India. He has worked at Sarnath Café since 2007 and become Sukhdev’s most dedicated and reliable staff.

  • Radhey – Head Cook #2

    Radhey is about 30-years old, from Gorukhpur city in Uttar Pradesh. He has worked in prominent Varanasi restaurants for 8 years, and recently arrived as a terrific asset to Sarnath Café.