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Ready for the WorldThe Ready for the World Café will treat diners to a taste of two countries during the French-Japanese fusion meal on Thursday, November 29.

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 French-Japanese fusion menu is:

Appetizer: French ratatouille terrine (a colorful molded vegetable medley) with sesame ponzu sauce

Salad: Japanese nicoise salad with miso dressing (lettuce, nicoise olives, sesame haricot verts, concasse tomatoes, tofu and wasabi-seared tuna)

Entrée: Snapper en papillote with fresh ginger, lemon grass and assorted vegetables served with rice

Dessert: Cream puff with sweet red bean paste cream

The final lunch of the semester will be Italian-Spanish fusion on Tuesday, December 4.

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,