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Ready for the World

UT’s Ready for the World Café welcomes diners to experience a taste of Spain on Thursday, April 18.

The café, sponsored by Sysco Foods, operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on 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 does not apply. For tickets and reservations, see Marcia Johnson in the Jessie Harris Building, Room 110, call 865-974-6645, or e-mail rhtm@utk.edu.

Ready for the WorldThe Spanish menu is:

  • Appetizer: Plate consisting of cured meats, vegetables, and cheeses including asparagus blancos, Serrano ham, and roasted olives with fennel and Tetilla cheese
  • Tapas: Pinchos morunos (grilled pork kebab) with mint pesto topped with Manchego cheese
  • Entree: Paella with fresh chicken, seafood, and vegetables
  • Dessert: Caramel flan

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

  • 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.

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.

Pellissippi State students will do most of the food preparation and will assist with dining room responsibilities.

C O N T A C T :

Marcia Johnson (for tickets): (865-974-6645, rhtm@utk.edu)

Christine Copelan (ccopela7@utk.edu)