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Press Release


August 18, 2014

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(Albuquerque, NM) A Taste of Anderson 2014 presented by the UNM Anderson School of Management will feature more of Albuquerque's top restaurants than ever before! Top chefs from twenty-four of the city's premier restaurants will offer exquisite tastes at the annual creative culinary event to benefit the students and programs of the Johnson Marketing Center at UNM Anderson.

On Tuesday, September 9 at Hotel Albuquerque the chefs will present an incredible display of their finest dishes, dessert creations and libations while supporting marketing students and scholarships at UNM Anderson.

For only $125, guests will enjoy gourmet cuisine from Artichoke Café, Casa Rondena, Chows, Cooperage, El Patron, Elaine's, Fan Tang, Farina, Farina Alto, Gardunos at Hotel Albuquerque, Kellys Brew Pub, Marcello's Chophouse, Mykonos, Nick and Jimmy's, Nob Hill Bar and Grill, Ranchers Club, Savoy, Scalo, Scarpas, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, The Daily Grind, Yanni's, Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro, and UNMfood powered by Chartwells.

Debbie Johnson says the name of this popular event came from a room that she and her husband Rick had at their ad agency called the creative kitchen where they "cooked up" creative ideas.

"I am very grateful to Albuquerque's finest restaurants and all our generous sponsors," says Johnson. "They keep Rick's dreams alive by helping Anderson students learn the communication, negotiation and motivation skills necessary to succeed in business."

The Johnson Marketing Center at UNM Anderson is the perfect pairing of outstanding education with real-world excellence, made possible by the community partners who add to the recipe with their continued support. A special thank you goes out to Chef de Cuisine Sponsors DMC Logistics and Los Alamos National Bank. Master Chef Sponsors Bank of the West, Sandia Peak Tram, and Doug and Sarah Brown. Sous Chef Sponsors Aon Risk Solutions, Dekker Perich Sabatini, French Funerals & Cremation, Kirtland Federal Credit Union, NM Gas Company, Zia Trust, Inc., and Bill and Suzanne Ebel. Sous Chef de Media for 2014 are Cumulus Media, Clear Channel Outdoor, and KUNM Radio.

Don't miss this opportunity! Purchase tickets online at or by calling Felicia Rodriquez at (505) 277-1504.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.