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Ready for the WorldThe Ready for the World Café moves on to Northern France on Thursday, October 25.

The café, which is sponsored by Sysco Foods, operates from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays or Thursdays in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. Each luncheon will consist of an intermezzo, or small appetizer, salad or soup, entrée, and dessert. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheons, and capacity is eighty diners. Cost will be $12, and the faculty-staff discount applies. For tickets and reservations, see Marcia Johnson in the Jessie Harris Building, Room 110, call 865-974-6645, or e-mail

The northern France luncheon menu is:

Appetizer: Beef consomme

Salad: Saint Andre and fol epi cheeses with figs

Entrée: Beef tenderloin au poivre served with puree de pommes de terre (potatoes) and poached asparagus

Dessert: Fresh fruit crepes

Lunch dates and themes for the remainder of the semester are:

Thursday, November 1: Japanese sushi
Thursday, November 8: Japanese cookery
Thursday, November 15: Southern Spanish
Tuesday, November 20: Northern Spanish
Thursday, November 29: Fusion (1)
Tuesday, December 4: Fusion (2)

The luncheons are produced through a collaboration of HRT 445 (the Advanced Food Production and Service Management class), the UT Culinary Institute, and the Pellissippi Culinary Institute.

Students enrolled in the UT course will work as general managers, dining room attendants, assistant kitchen managers, dining room managers, and dining room service employees. They will be responsible for the execution of the dining experience, managing staff, menu planning, food preparation, cooking, cost analysis, service during meal time, marketing of the event, and customer satisfaction activities.

Culinary Institute students will do most of the food preparation and will assist with dining room responsibilities.


Marcia Johnson (for tickets): (865-974-6645,

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993,