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Ready for the World

Ready for the WorldBienvenido! The UT Ready for the World Café welcomes diners to experience the food of southern Spain on Thursday, November 15.

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 typically consists 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 southern Spanish menu is:

Appetizer: Tapas (pinchos morunos, or grilled pork kebab, with mint pesto topped with Manchego cheese)

Soup: Gazpacho (chilled Spanish tomato soup with fresh vegetables)

Entrée: Paella with fresh chicken, seafood, and vegetables

Dessert: Flan de caramelo

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

  • 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,