SBCC Culinary Arts alumni deliver late night comfort food

Nora Abou-Dabous

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Nite Bite is a late night food delivery service started by former City College Culinary Arts students, Carlos Lomeli and Stephan Wild.

Their goal is to serve food to hungry customers during obscure business hours.

“It was always just an idea during culinary school,” said Lomeli. “Then after we graduated, a couple months later, we decided to seriously pursue it.”

They came up with a menu of comfort food to be served between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m.

The menu consists of everything from breakfast burritos, mac n’ cheese, chips and guacamole, as well as their unique pulled pork sandwich that’s marinated in Coca-Cola and orange soda.

Lomeli was born and raised in Santa Barbara. He attended Santa Barbara City College for the Culinary Arts Program and met Wild, a fellow culinary student from Switzerland.

The Culinary Arts Department offers ample guidance for students interested in starting their own business.

“There’s just a lot of industry experience and knowledge that’s available to the students,” said Randy Bublitz, chair of the culinary arts department.

Nite Bite has expanded from only a couple deliveries a night, to being too busy.

Employees willingly put in overtime to ensure delivery of all requests made of the growing company.

They cook in a rented kitchen space for now, but hope to expand one day.

They have found that managing their own business is not all glamour and fun. They’re constantly working hard today, to ensure their success in the future.

If you would like Nite Bite delivered visit: www.NiteBiteSB.com

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