The Street Food Institute

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27058, Albuquerque, NM 87125
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 224-3663
NTEE Code: B- Education, K- Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
Mission Statement:

The Street Food Institute (SFI) is an entrepreneur-focused culinary program dedicated to inspiring the success of small, local businesses in New Mexico. SFI supports the development of small business by growing the state’s local food economy and developing strong future business leaders. SFI trains its emerging business leaders to employ sustainable business practices that support local farmers, entrepreneurs, and families.

SFI believes that food has an amazing capacity to connect people. SFI is part of an evolving food culture that seeks to provide increased choices of nourishing and affordable food that are not only tasty, but also build community.

Primary Programs:

SFI is an entrepreneurial training program that offers courses and hands-on internships through the CNM culinary program, the Santa Fe Community College culinary program and community classes in Albuquerque, NM. The courses and internship prepares students to launch their own small food business. SFI also serves as a workforce training model for students interested in working in the culinary industry.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Valencia
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $500,000 - $749,999
Personnel: 10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director:

Tina Garcia-Shams

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about board member positions, Accepts inquiries about internships
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS
Types of Services Offered: Direct Services


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