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KNOXVILLE — The Ready for the World Café at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will feature tastes of Tuscany and the American South during the week of Feb. 9.

The menu will include Tuscan onion soup; tortellini salad; spinach maria; vegetable stroganoff; goat cheese corn grits; blackened tilapia filets; slow-roasted ball tip sirloin; and apple cinnamon bread pudding topped with a vanilla butter glaze.

Eight students — some who already have plenty of restaurant and business experience on their resumes — are enrolled in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism 445, the advanced food production and service management class that plans and operates the café. ARAMARK, UT’s provider of dining services, prepares the food.

The Ready for the World Café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Monday through Thursday in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center.

Diners pay $11 for the all-you-can-eat buffet or $9 for a plate of food to carry out.


Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034,