Our Students


SFI students working the food truck and in the kitchen

SFI works with young adults and emerging culinary students and practitioners to develop the business and technical skills to realize their entrepreneurial dreams.

Our students begin with hands-on training at SFI Food Trucks, where they learn how to make delicious and healthy food using sustainable business practices. Students are then encouraged to employ their skills in the community to innovate their own small businesses that provide more choices for nourishing, affordable local food.

“SFI provides culinary students like me with the experience and confidence to run my own food business.”  – Erik Newlander

“The SFI internship is one of the best experiences I have had at CNM.  It has taught me how to succeed in the food industry.”  – Robert Oakley

Preparing great food that I can be proud of while learning to run my own business is an amazing opportunity SFI has provided me.   – Joslynn Gutierrrez

By raising the bar for street food, developing local culinarians, and building a robust and active community around local food, SFI seeks to make New Mexico a culinary destination.