UT’s Ready for the World Café Tours Italy, Visits Greece

 

KNOXVILLE — Four parts Italian, two parts Greek and a dash of Americana: That’s the recipe for “delicious” at the Ready for the World Café at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the week of March 28-31.

The menu includes tomato and feta salad, chicken marsala (wine and mushroom sauce), Italian fish fillets, meat lasagna, moussaka (Greek meat and eggplant casserole), parmesan broccoli bake and Dutch potatoes (whipped potatoes with carrots and chives).

The café is an international buffet operated by students in the advanced food production and service management class, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism (HRT) 445, at UT Knoxville.

The café is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Monday through Thursday in the Hermitage Room on the third floor of the University Center.

Diners pay $11 for the all-you-can-eat buffet or $9 for a plate of food to carry out. Aramark’s faculty/staff discount card can be used at the café.

Students in HRT 445 take turns planning the menus, marketing the café and working in the café. ARAMARK, UT’s provider of dining services, prepares the food.

This week’s café managers are Scott Bennett and Angelica Manning.

Bennett, of Nashville, is a senior in HRT. He has worked in the restaurant industry since the age of 16 and, for the past 2 1/2 years, has worked at McAlister’s Deli on the Strip. His goal is to own and run a sports bar.

Manning, of Memphis, is a senior in HRT. She has worked for Walt Disney World, Aramark and Westhampton Country Club. Her career aspirations include starting her own hospitality, consultant and conference/convention planning company — as well as being elected governor or being appointed as a U.S. ambassador or diplomat.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu)

 

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