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Culture of Care: Discover the Paakashala Difference

From Humble Beginnings to Culinary Excellence: Meet the Leaders Shaping Paakashala

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Mr. Vasudeva Adiga

Founder & Managing Director

Shri KN Vasudeva Adiga is a culinary force whose impact on the vegetarian food scene cannot be overstated. With a career spanning over three decades, he’s transformed the humble beginnings of Adiga’s into the vibrant Paakashala brand, now boasting 32 branches across India and a growing international presence, starting in Singapore. His dedication to authenticity, unwavering commitment to freshness, and focus on innovation have made him a beloved figure in the industry.

Hailing from the coastal town of Kundapura, Shri KN Vasudeva Adiga is an electronics engineer from BMS college, Bengaluru. His journey began with his deep-rooted family tradition in the culinary arts. His early days spearheading the Adiga’s chain of restaurants instilled in him a passion for traditional flavours and an understanding of the power food has to bring people together. This foundation fueled his ambition to create Paakashala – a space where classic dishes and modern culinary creations could coexist, all crafted with uncompromising quality.

Under his guidance, Paakashala has become far more than just a restaurant. It’s a symbol of both culinary excellence and entrepreneurial success. Yet, Vasudeva Adiga’s impact extends beyond the menu. He is a champion of social responsibility initiatives, creating opportunities for his own 2000+ strong team and actively supporting community upliftment.

Guided by a belief that “good food begins with good ingredients,” Vasudeva Adiga is a hands-on leader, ensuring Paakashala’s standards are upheld every step of the way. His vision for the future is as ambitious as it is grounded – to share the joy of authentic vegetarian cuisine with the world while never forgetting the importance of preserving culinary traditions.

Vinoda V Adiga

Director

Vinoda Adiga brings immense experience to her role as Paakashala co-founder. Her early dedication to teaching reflects her commitment to nurturing others. This dedication extends beyond the business—she actively supports social initiatives through her work with various NGOs & communities.

A lifelong passion for the arts is evident in Vinoda’s accomplishments. Her decade of Hindustani music training cultivated her creativity, while her experiences in plays and ballets highlight her expressive nature.

Growing up in a family with culinary roots, Vinoda honed her understanding of traditional recipes and the nuances of authentic cooking. This passion is the heart of her contributions to Paakashala. Her meticulous oversight of the kitchen, dedication to quality control, and strong customer focus ensure the Paakashala experience is as warm as it is delicious. She’s especially passionate about preserving the rich heritage of traditional recipes, personally training staff to uphold the highest standards.

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Beyond the Kitchen

Culture of Care: Discover the Paakashala Difference

Meet the Team Making Every Experience Special

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Surendra Hegde

Sr. Vice President - Operations

A seasoned operations leader, he brings expertise in system optimisation and a track record of expansion to Paakashala. His success in establishing 22 new Paakashala locations, including the prestigious Kempegouda International Airport, showcases his strategic approach and ability to execute large-scale projects.

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Vyjayanti Adiga

Director - Marketing
Associate VP - Operations

A multifaceted talent, Vyjayanti Adiga brings a wealth of experience and creative energy. As heir to this culinary empire, she is poised to guide the brand’s future with fresh perspective. Her lifelong immersion in performing arts, cultivates a unique and dynamic leadership style. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of Paakashala’s heritage, Vyjayanti oversees operations and spearheads Paakashala’s marketing initiatives.

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Lokesh Kumar

General Manager - Operations

He leverages his 17 years of diverse industry experience to achieve excellence across Paakashala’s 32 restaurants. He oversees a dedicated team of 2000+ employees, driving operational success and a commitment to the company’s ambitious goal of global expansion.

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Manjunath Hegde

General Manager - Finance & Accounts

He ensures Paakashala’s financial health is as strong as its culinary reputation. His expertise in cash flow management, auditing, and budgeting drives strategic decision-making and supports the company’s continued success.

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Teertha N K

Manager Human Resources

She fosters a collaborative workplace where employees feel heard and valued. She champions communication between staff and management, skillfully navigates staffing challenges, and guarantees adherence to company policies. Teertha is a trusted advisor, supporting team members in resolving conflicts and upholding Paakashala’s standards.

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Vijay Rao

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His deep understanding of his team drives Paakashala’s success. He consistently motivates staff to break sales targets, maintains optimal staffing levels, and fosters a culture of self-awareness and continuous improvement.

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Madan Kumar

Manager - Food & Beverage Control

He safeguards Paakashala’s financial efficiency. His expertise in cost control, auditing, and financial analysis allows for optimal resource allocation and accurate reporting, supporting the restaurant’s commitment to both quality and profitability.

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Ravindra H P

Corporate Purchase Manager

He upholds Paakashala’s standards of having the highest quality ingredients at its disposal. His expertise in procurement, digital tools, and store management enables efficient operations and maintains our commitment to freshness.

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Surya Kumar

Manager - Quality Control

As a guardian of quality at Paakashala, he guarantees every dish meets the highest standards. He oversees quality control across all units, meticulously monitoring portion sizes, recipe adherence, and overall restaurant and kitchen operations. He plays a crucial role in recipe standardization, ensuring the consistency of taste and quality across Paakashala locations.

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Satish Herle

Manager- Quality Control

He safeguards Paakashala’s culinary traditions. He oversees the quality of south Indian favorites across all locations, with a focus on portion control and recipe consistency. From Dosa and Idly to Poori Saagu and traditional sweets, Satish maintains operational standards that guarantee every dish reflects Paakashala’s commitment to authenticity.

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Sendil Kumar C

Accounts Manager


He brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence to his role as Accounts Manager at Paakashala. His focus on strategic accounting planning, analytical thinking, and meticulous auditing miaintaining the financial health and accuracy of the company’s operations.

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Somashekar

Manager Stores

Somashekar makes sure Paakashala locations are optimally stocked and operate with minimal waste. He develops strategies to maintain inventory levels, drives store profitability, and implements audit procedures. He’s is a dedicated leader, training and mentoring staff to achieve operational excellence.

A Culture of Care: Discover the Paakashala Difference

Culture of Care: Discover the Paakashala Difference

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