Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Skip to main content

KNOXVILLE—The Ready for the World Café at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will celebrate Central and South America the week of April 11–14.

Heroes Day, a Costa Rican holiday, is April 11, and the Day of the Americas, a Honduran holiday, is April 14.

The menu will include roasted chayote and red pepper salad with tangerine dressing, Aztec chicken, grilled tilapia Vera Cruz with lemon and thyme, scented salsa, Yucatan style pork, meatless tamale pie, Ecuadorian potato cakes with peanut sauce, and green beans with coriander and garlic.

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 UT 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 eleven dollars for the all-you-can-eat buffet or nine dollars 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 Ben Nadeau.

Nadeau, of Vienna, Virginia, is a senior in HRT with a minor in business. His concentration is in lodging, and this past summer, he completed an internship at Wintergreen Resort, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia. He hopes to one day run a hotel or resort as a general manager.

C O N T A C T :

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