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KNOXVILLE — The Ready for the World Café at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, concludes its semester the week of Nov. 16 with a menu that includes Hungarian, Filipino, Russian, French, Italian and Cuban flavors.

Menu items include chicken paprikash, a Hungarian dish of chicken cooked with onions and paprika; traditional adobo, a Filipino dish of pork in vinegar and soy sauce; chickpea stroganoff, a vegetarian twist on a traditional Russian dish; tilapia meunier, a French dish of fish in a sauce made of butter, wine, lemon juice and parsley; tiella, a southern Italian vegetable pie; yuca con mojo, a Cuban dish of cassava root in garlic citrus sauce; and cranberry fruit coleslaw.

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. The café accepts cash, all major credit cards, AllStar and Dining Dollars.

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 Valerie Brooks, of Memphis, a senior in HRT management. She has worked for ARAMARK at the Presidential Café and currently works for ARAMARK catering.

“I enjoy preparing and cooking food for my family and friends as a hobby, and aspire to be a chef or run my own food operation one day,” she said.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,