Advisory Committee

Information on Culinary Arts Advisory Committee


The purpose of the CNM Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts Advisory Committee is to guide the direction of the programs.  Members provide input for the program and curriculum to remain relevant to business and industry needs.  Relevant instruction offers opportunities for School of Business, Hospitality & Technology students to acquire up-to-date job skills.  Business leaders provide an informed viewpoint that is valuable to the educational process.

Advisory committees present opportunities for CNM to: create partnerships between programs and the industries and communities they serve, and to promote public awareness of CNM programs.


Advisory committees guide the program in the following ways:

  • Provide input to keep the school, departments, or programs up-to-date on current and relevant business, industry, and community needs.
  • Recommend course and/or curriculum design for new programs, review proposed curriculum changes in existing programs, and suggest additions, deletions or revisions to curriculum.
  • Participate in surveys for local employment needs.
  • Participate in determining skill levels needed by the business and industry community.
  • Engage in marketing the programs.

Length of Service

The term of service is for three years. Advisory committees normally meet formally twice a year, in which a working breakfast, lunch, or dinner meeting is held. Frequent communication via e-mail is encouraged.  Subcommittees are created as needed.

The School of Business, Hospitality & Technology values the input, recommendations, and contributions of advisory committee members. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the Academic Affairs Director, , for information at 224-3896.


Abbey Brewing Company            

Berkeley Merchant



Lynzie Rowland



Robert Enriquez / Erin Scott


Advantage Waypoint

Ursinia Cruz


Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau         

Kelly Ryan


Albuquerque Convention Center             

Jose Garcia / James Hice / Nicol Strother


Albuquerque Film& Media Experience

Ivan Wiener


Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North

Michael Sanchez


Annapurna's World Vegetarian Café

Yashoda Naidoo


Atomic Age Bakery

Kristi Rauth-Snider


Ben E. Keith Co.

Josh Collman / Kim Snitker


Blake's Lotaburger  

Cristin Heyns-Bousliman


Blue Plate Special

Daniel Strong


Bow & Arrow

Asa Stone



Tod Muxworthy



Theresa Baca / Lisa Chakos-Knapp


Concept Restaurant/ Concept Meals

Ka'ainoa Ravey


Craft King

Angelo Orono


Dave and Busters

Julio Bobrowski / Michael Liburd


Distributors of Fine Beverage Alcohol Products  

Kyle Healy / Crystal Himeur


Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Alb

Paula Pimentel


Favorite Brands L.L.C

Katixa Mercier



Ed Kileen


Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Edward Pulsifer


Highland High School

Melissa Weber


Hotel Andaluz

Sheila Smith



Diego Concha


Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Phil Beltran


Hyatt Regency Tamaya

Tasha Gunn / Gene Roche


Hyatt Tamaya

Tasha Gunn


Il Vicino

Tom White


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Lindsay Lancaster


Inn and Spa at Loretto

Marc Quinones



Boris Revilla


Isleta Resort& Casino

Juan Cherino


Kesselman Jones, Inc.

Brian Hatchitt



Adeline Herrera


La Cumbre Brewing Co.

Jeffery Erway



Alexis Hassley


Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm

Jonathan Perno


Marble Brewery

Ted Rice / Josh Trujillo


Marriott International, Inc.

Marie Gomez


Mayor's Office

Andrew Mathis


National Distributing Company, INC

Michael Thomas


National Restaurant Supply CO. INC

Roy Rahning


New Mexico Brewers Guild

John Gozigian


New Mexico Restaurant Association

Carol Wight


Nexus Brewery Restaurant

Kaylynn Mcknight


NM Hospitality Association

Jen Schroer


NM State University

Jean Hertzman


Pasion Latin Fusion

Elvis Bencomo / Monica Bencomo


Pecan Grill & Brewery

Ashley Springer


Preferred Brokerage Company

Virginia Schroeder


Presbyterian Hospital

Ed Holland


Presbyterian Hospital Food Service

Jim Griego


Quarter Celtic Brewpub

Brady McKeown


Red Door Brewing Co.

Matt Biggs / Wayne Martinez / John Seabrooks


Rude Boy Cookies

Kristin Dowling


Sandia National Labs

Tasha Berrera


Santa Ana Golf Corporation

Adrian Cabral


Santa Ana Star Casino

Angel Goy-Roger


Santa Fe Brewing Co.

Bert Boyce / Alana Jones / Monica Mondragon


Santa Fe Culinary Academy

Rocky Durham


Santa Fe Dining

Jim Hargrove / James Warren



Fernando Olea


Shamrock Foods

Krystal Burrow / Bill Focke / Dave Minneman


Sierra Blanca Brewing Co.

Rich Weber


Silverleaf Farms

Elan Silverblatt-Buser


Southern Wine & Spirits of New Mexico

Al Lucero


Standard Restaurant Supply

Gabe Thomas


Stanton Consulting Services

Michael Stanton


Taos Mesa Brewing

Max Davis


The Melting Pot

Tony Micklos


Tractor Brewing CO

Skye Devore


Turtle Mountain Brewing

Nico Ortiz


US Foods

Robert Moya/ Sylvia Oliveira / Dean Williams


Waid and Associates

Patty Waid


Wendy's - JAAB Restaurant Holding LLC

Lynae Arnold


Whole Foods

Damien Garcia / Andrea Montano

Tim Woodward


If you are a member of the Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts Advisory Committee and would like to be on this list, please contact at 224-3896 to sign a release form.