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Ready for the WorldThe Ready for the World Café will be taking its gastronomical journey around the world again this semester.

The luncheons will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, from February 21 to May 2, in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive.

The café is a full-service international dining experience. Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert.

Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required. For tickets, see Marcia Johnson in 110 Jessie Harris Building, or call 865-974-6645 or email

These are the scheduled themes for the luncheons:

February 21, Southern Italy
February 28, Northern Italy
March 7, Southern France
March 21, Northern France
April 4, Sushi
April 11, Japanese Cookery
April 18, Spain
April 25, Japanese/French Fusion
May 2, Spanish/Italian Fusion

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.