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KNOXVILLE — Good food will be paired with a good cause the week of Feb. 22 as the Ready for the World Café raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The international buffet’s menu will include wilted spinach salad with roasted peppers, scalloped eggplant, salmon cakes, sweet and sour tempeh, grits and cheddar soufflé, appled pork chops and chicken sauté with onions, garlic and basil.

Musician Eric Johnson will perform at the café on Monday, Feb. 22, and the rock/hop-hop artist Jaystorm will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 24. T-shirts and wristbands will be given out to diners.

Diners will have the opportunity to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation during their visits to the café.

The Ready for the World Café will be 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.

The Ready for the World Café accepts dining dollars and All Star, and faculty and staff can use ARAMARK’s UT Reward Card to receive a 15 percent discount.

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

HRT 445 student Joe Maples is in charge of the café the week of Feb. 22. Maples, of Knoxville, is a senior in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. He has attended UT’s Culinary Institute and has worked at a number of restaurants, including Audrey’s, Jenna’s, Beef O’Brady’s and Edison Park Steakhouse. He’s also done banquet work with Broaden Your Palette.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,