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KNOXVILLE — Fall dishes will be on the menu and football spirit will be in the air the week of Oct. 12 at the Ready for the World Café at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The international buffet’s menu will feature sweet potato slaw, pork tenderloin with baked apples and cider gravy, autumn chicken and squash risotto, pancetta, Parmigiano-Reggiano and petite brussels sprouts pasta, butternut squash souffle, twice-baked potato casserole and shrimp bisque.

Also during the week, diners will be invited to put their names into a drawing for a football signed by coach Lane Kiffin and staff.

Because of fall break, the Ready for the World Café will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday this week 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.

Faculty and staff can use ARAMARK’s new UT Reward Card to receive a 15 percent discount at the café.

Kelsey Chase and Brandi Moneymaker are the students in charge of this week’s café. They are part of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) 445, the advanced food production and service management class that operates the cafe.

Kelsey Chase, of Knoxville, is a graduating senior in business with a minor in HRT. She said she’s hoping to work in the hospitality industry after graduating.

Brandi Moneymaker, of Knoxville, is a senior in HRT management. “When I graduate I would like to work for a tourism corporation or committee. I would also like to work in some kind of resort,” she said.

While students plan the menu and operate the café, ARAMARK, UT’s provider of dining services, prepares the food.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,