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KNOXVILLE – Seasonal cuisine and artwork will be the design of the Ready for the World Café the week of Oct. 19 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The international buffet’s menu will feature pulled pork with Tennessee whiskey barbeque sauce, chicken and dumplings, creamy smoked trout chowder with roasted red pepper, vegetarian gumbo with red beans and mustard greens, collard greens, parsley potatoes and creamy Southern-style coleslaw.

The café also will feature an exhibit from local artists, brother and sister Bryan and Sarah Holland.

The Ready for the World Café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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.

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

Students in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) 445, an advanced food production and service management class, plan the menu and operate the café; ARAMARK, UT’s provider of dining services, prepares the food.

This week’s café manager from HRT 445 is Wesley Walker. He has a culinary arts degree from Walters State and works as a chef at Blackberry Farms. He also has worked at The Orangery. “My ultimate career goal is to own and operate a sustainable restaurant,” he said. “My short-term career goal is to spend the next few years working at different well-known fine dining establishments in California to gain experience.”

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,