Chef Giuliano Matarese
On Wednesday, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) announced community sponsorship support, as well as a collection of local and guest chefs, 100 days ahead of the 10th anniversary event of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, “Red Tie Affair For A White Coat Occasion.”
Local businesses Electronic Caregiver (the premier audiovisual sponsor), Crave Catering (the premier catering sponsor) and L&F Distributors (the premier beer and wine sponsor) will be supporting the February event through in-kind sponsorships.
“Like the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, we too began our medical journey 10 years ago,” said Anthony Dohrmann, CEO of Electronic Caregiver. “With four employees and a mission to improve medical monitoring technology and services, we have grown and are now proud to be able to support Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and look forward to providing their event with interactive activities for guests and immersive experiences throughout the evening.”
Additional support includes Clear Channel Outdoor who provided in-kind billboard advertising, Table Occasions, which will provide event decor and J&K Presents who will be providing the cocktail lounge entertainment experience for the event.
“Support from the El Paso community has been more than we could have hoped for,” said Andrea Tawney, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. “Every dollar raised through sponsorships is going directly toward funding student scholarships, and businesses have gone above and beyond providing in-kind contributions to ensure we maximize the dollars serving our students.”
Also announced ahead of the celebration is the participation of acclaimed chef Giuliano Matarese of Mille Lire restaurant located in Dallas, Texas.
Chef Matarese has worked in prestigious restaurants in Sardegna, Veneto, Lago di Garda and New York, and has also appeared on top cooking shows, including “Chopped” and “Beat Bobby Flay.” He will join a collection of local chefs participating in the event, including Chef Yadira Perez of Anson11, Chef Raul Gonzalez of Rulis’ International Kitchen and Chef Jason Lucero of Ita Kitchen among others.
“The Italian way of cooking is very similar to that of the El Paso border; we pour our heart and love into handcrafted dishes that represent the best of where we come from,” said Chef Matarese. “The opportunity to participate in such a premier and momentous celebratory event for the city is an honor.”
For information on the “Red Tie Affair For A White Coat Occasion” celebration, visit the 10-year anniversary website . Also on the site is an opportunity for alumni of the Foster School of Medicine to share memories and experiences during their time as medical students.
TTUHSC El Paso’s “Red Tie Affair For A White Coat Occasion” event will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in celebration of the Foster School of Medicine’s 10-year anniversary.
The event is sold out and all event proceeds will go toward medical student scholarships with a focus on recruiting students from El Paso and across West Texas who will remain or return to the region to address the physician shortage in our community.
The Foster School of Medicine was established to serve the mission of improving access to quality health care in the Borderland. The school opened its doors to an inaugural class of 40 students in 2009.
Since then, more than 400 students have graduated and continued their medical careers locally and across the nation.