Babson 2000 alum Sameer Malhotra will see his business plan come to fruition at his alma mater starting Monday, January 24.

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Café Spice Express, an authentic Indian cuisine addition to the fare at Pandini’s Café at Babson, will be introduced on Monday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the F. W. Olin Graduate School lower level.

Café Spice Express at Babson is the result of a business plan by undergraduate alumni Sameer Malhotra who partnered with Sodexo to make his plan a reality at his alma mater.

The original Café Spice, a contemporary Indian bistro in New York City established by Sameer’s father, attracted a diverse clientele including students from New York University, Parsons, and other nearby colleges. It earned critical acclaim from local and national publications, including Gourmet Magazine, New York Magazine, Time Out and Interior Design.

While a student at Babson, Sameer developed a business plan to expand by opening Café Spice Express in high traffic areas and university towns. Café Spice Express now has locations at Georgia Tech University, MIT, and Stony Brook University.

“I am very excited to bring my dream of Café Spice Express to the Babson Campus, where it was initially conceived,” said Malhotra. “This opportunity is the epitome of what Babson College and our entrepreneurial community is all about.” 

Café Spice Express uses only fresh ingredients to prepare the recipes in their Upstate New York kitchen. Through the company Café Spice – Global Cuisine they supply food and sauces to Café Spice Express and to retailers such as Whole Foods Market.

Media is invited to join Babson Dining Services and founder Sameer Malhotra at the grand opening of Café Spice Express to celebrate entrepreneurial success, the partnership of Babson and Sodexo, and culinary innovation. 

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit

By Nancy Sullivan,, 781-239-4623 | 01/20/2011 06:00