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KNOXVILLE — A little breakfast. A little lunch. A little international cuisine and a little down-home cooking. Put it all together, and you’ve got the Ready for the World Café menu for the remainder of this week.

The menu includes cozy chicken pot pie, Monte Cristo casserole, cod with garlic, parmesan zucchini frittata, grape salad, snappy green beans and sweet potato hash.

The café will feature live music on Wednesday. Diners also will be invited to enter daily drawings for Chinese charm bracelets.

The café is an international buffet operated by students in the advanced food production and service management class, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) 445. It 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.

This semester, there are 18 students in the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) 445 course. In small groups, they take turns planning the menus, marketing the café and working in the café. ARAMARK, UT’s provider of dining services, prepares the food.

This week’s student managers are Stefan de Castroverde, a senior in HRT from Nashville who has done event and meeting planning for the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, and Yu-Ming Hsu, a senior in nutrition from Taiwan.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu)