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Community college offers weekly lunches, hosts resource fairs, career expo


In September, Doña Ana Community College is offering weekly public lunches prepared by its students, and will host community resource fairs.


DACC culinary arts students are offering weekly, decorated lunches and the public is invited to dine, DACC said in a news release.

Lunches will be offered at 11 a.m. every Thursday during the month of September at the DACC East Mesa campus, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Meals are $20 and are dine-in only. They include an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Vegetarian choices are available.

Payment is cash or check only.

DACC culinary arts trains students in state-of-the-art laboratories as chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and bakers, the news release said. Professional chefs, certified with the American Culinary Federation, teach and train students for careers in the food service and hospitality fields.

Space is limited and is by reservation only.

To reserve a lunch, contact Nancy Gonzalez at 575-528-7412 and ngonzalez@dacc.nmsu.edu.

Resource fairs

DACC will host community resource fairs Sept. 7 and 8 for students and the public, DACC said in a news release. 

The fairs are open to the community and will include free lunch, Caliche’s Frozen Custard, music and more, DACC said.

They will provide students and their families with information on resources from community partners and service providers in the region and will include mental health services, childcare, inclusion services and more, DACC said.

The fairs will be:

  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, DACC Sunland Park Center, 3365 McNutt Road in Sunland Park;
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, DACC Espina campus, 3400 S. Espina St. In Las Cruces.

For more information, email the DACC Avanza Program at avanza@dacc.nmsu.edu.