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KNOXVILLE – Take an Indian favorite, add an Italian dish and mix it with a good dose of Greek fare. That’s the recipe for this week’s Ready for the World Café.

The menu includes curry chicken, shrimp with spinach, tomatoes and feta, lemon-pepper pork loin, ravioli with mushroom sauce, orzo and wild rice salad, ratatouille and Greek salad.

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

The café is 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. Note that the café will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 22, so the student café managers can attend a special lecture on campus.

Diners pay $11 for the all-you-can-eat buffet or $9 for a plate of food to carry out. Aramark’s faculty/staff discount card can be used at the café.

Nick Goodman

Students in HRT 445 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 café manager is Nicholas Goodman of Hermitage, a junior majoring in business and minoring in food service.

“I learned how to cook by spending time in the kitchen with my mom,” he said. “I give her credit for not only sparking my interest, but also everything I have learned up until now with cooking.”

Goodman’s goal is to one day open his own restaurant in Nashville.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,