Savor exquisite tastes from 20 of the best restaurants in Albuquerque at the most creative culinary event the city has ever seen at the third annual A Taste of Anderson on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Get the best tastes for you while giving students the taste of success.

Top chefs from Savoy, The Artichoke Café, Scalo, Yanni’s, Nick and Jimmy’s, Marcello’s, Scarpas, Nob Hill Bar and Grill, Seasons and Zinc will serve up their finest dishes at the third annual A Taste of Anderson, Creative Kitchen: A Culinary Event to benefit the Rick and Debbie Johnson Marketing Center at the UNM Anderson School of Management.

Cuisine from Chow’s, The Cooperage, El Patron, Fan-Tang, Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Farina Alto Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Kellys Brew Pub, and UNM food by Chartwells will add to the sumptuous buffet.

The Johnson Center is about creativity in marketing and business. The name for A Taste of Anderson came from a room that Rick and Debbie had at their ad agency called the creative kitchen where this innovative couple “cooked up” creative ideas. On Thursday, Sept. 12 at Hotel Albuquerque chefs will be on hand cooking wonderful food in an incredible display of great tastes for a great cause and at a cost that is less than a date night out. For only $100 guests will enjoy a variety of innovative cuisine, wine, champagne, and dessert creations while supporting marketing students and scholarships at UNM Anderson.

The Anderson School appreciates its community partners for their continued support of our educational programs.

“Rick and I believe that the skills in selling, communication, motivation, and negotiation learned in marketing classes set students up for success in any field as well as life itself,” said Debbie Johnson. “We are thrilled to honor Rick’s teachings with scholarships and this event.”

A special thank you goes out to our Chef de Cuisine Sponsors DMC Logistics, Los Alamos National Bank, and NAI Maestas & Ward. Master Chef Corporate Sponsors for this year include: Don Chalmers Ford, People Ink, REDW, and Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway, and in-kind sponsor Now We’re Cooking.

Tickets can be purchased online at Creative Kitchen or by calling Sara Lucero at (505) 277-6413.