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KNOXVILLE — Dishes from Korea, Japan and China highlight the menu this week at the Ready for the World Café at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The menu includes Korean beef bulgogi (Korean barbecued beef), avocado chicken stir fry, vegetable lo mein, cod filets in an orange sauce, sesame steamed vegetables, shieldzini (Japanese cucumber salad) and sticky white rice.

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.

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.

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 student Kyle Orabone of Collierville, a senior in HRT who wants to focus on the lodging and resort sector.

“I have always enjoyed cooking, and I feel like the Ready for the World Café gives me a great chance to understand how complex managing a restaurant can be,” he said.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,