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KNOXVILLE—The Ready for the World Café at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will offer a tropical menu for its final week of the semester, April 18–21.

The menu for this final week at the café is tropical salad, yummy honey chicken, sweet and spicy spinach, sweet and sour meatballs, Caribbean casserole, seafood gumbo, and almond wild rice.

Diners will be able to enter a raffle for a football signed by the UT football team.

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.

The café is operated by students in the advanced food production and service management class, Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism (HRT) 445, at UT Knoxville.

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 Jake Storey.

Storey, of Titusville, Florida, is a senior in HRT. He has worked with the hospitality team at Thompson-Boling Arena and is a member of the UT football team. He hopes to go to culinary school to become a chef and own a restaurant.


Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,