Street Food Institute Back In Action. 


By Staff Reporter

Joshua Duvall-Houston.

CNM has food services available at the main campus in the form of contracted food trucks, the suncat café that is run by the bookstore and the cafeteria on main campus. 

The CNM cafeteria at main campus is ran by the Street Food Institute (SFI), which is a nonprofit and an extension of the culinary arts program at CNM as said by Tina Garcia-Shams the executive director of the Street Food Institute. 

SFI has been working with CNM for 9 years by allowing culinary students opportunities to participate in internships working in the CNM cafeteria kitchen, food trucks, and within other food industries jobs, she said. 

SFI attempts to highlight student ideas and recipes in the kitchen and they try to source all of there baked goods from student owned small businesses, she said. 

The cafeteria is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Thursday and serves a variety of fresh food cooked from scratch like breakfast burritos, sandwiches, soups, and deli items, she said.  

“SFI has very competitive prices and is beginning to revamp operations at CNM recently since pandemic regulations have eased, unfortunately, at the moment we do not have the staff to be open in the evening at the moment, but we hope to see the student body come get some of our delicious and healthy food this semester,” said Garcia-Shams. 

Parking at CNM

By Staff Reporter

Robert Slevin

Students at CNM need to purchase a parking permit that is available through the CNM website or from Student Parking Services.

According to Fleet Compliance Manager, Michael Griego, all CNM parking officers follow the same protocol when it comes to checking vehicles parked on campus. If you do not possess a valid permit, you can obtain a temporary day pass from parking services or from a fleet compliance officer directly, he said.

CNM main campus has general and reserved lots, but all other campuses only have general lots, he said. 

Griego also stated that, “After 4pm, essentially all reserved lots become general lots.”

If you are just visiting a CNM campus for the day and are not a student, you also will have to park in either a meter parking space or visit the Parking Services office on campus and they will provide you with a day pass, said Griego.