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KNOXVILLE — Italian influences add some zest to the Ready for the World Café menu for the week of March 7.

The buffet will include pesto chicken Florentine; roasted asparagus salad with goat cheese and bread crumbs; cola chops; apple, pecan, cranberry and avocado spinach salad with balsamic dressing; baked tilapia with tomato and

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. The café will be closed Wednesday, March 9, for a private function.

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 managers are Kristen Hallom and Stephen Taylor. Hallom, of Memphis, is a junior in HRT with a minor in business. She wants to be an event planner. Taylor, of Portland, Tenn., is a senior in HRT. He has worked at Chick-fil-A, Olive Garden and Homewood Suites by Hilton.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,