Culinary Institute News

Ready for the World Cafe Features Italian Fare October 10

UT’s Ready for the World Cafe continues its culinary journey with a taste of Italy on Thursday, October 10. The lunch consists of bruschetta, porcini mushroom polenta cake, pork osso bucco, and panna cotta. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.

UT Culinary Institute Graduation, ‘Cake-Off’ Set for Friday

The Culinary Institute at UT Knoxville will graduate its fourteenth class of students and commemorate the event with a “cake-off” contest on Friday, March 23. As part of students’ finals, they bake cakes from scratch and decorate them using a theme of their choice. The cakes will be displayed, judged, and eaten at the graduation, which will be at the UT Visitors Center near Neyland Drive and Kingston Pike.

UT Culinary Institute to Offer International Cooking Classes

How about a culinary passport to the cuisines of the Middle East, Asia, Europe, or Africa? The Culinary Institute at UT Knoxville beginning Jan. 21, will offer the community a series of international cooking classes to explore the fare of eight countries. The classes will run through March 10 and are $99 each.

In Memoriam: John Antun

John Antun, associate professor in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and director of UT’s Culinary Institute, died Monday after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be held Thursday and Friday, followed by a service and mass Friday afternoon.

UT Professor Helps Develop DinEX Scale to Measure Restaurant Appeal

What is it that makes you want to return to a restaurant again and again? The food? The service? Atmosphere? Sure. But according to research spearheaded by John Antun, director of the Culinary Institute at UT Knoxville, and Robert E. Frash Jr., chair of the HRT department at the College of Charleston, there are two more factors that must be added to mix — the social experience and the availability of healthy menu options.

UT-Pellissippi State Culinary Arts Partnership is Recipe for Success

Combine instructors and facilities from the Culinary Institute at UT with 46 students enrolled in the new concentration in Culinary Arts at Pellissippi State Community College…. and voila! The result is what officials believe to be a first-of-its-kind partnership between a UT institution and the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institution.

Hot! Hot! Hot! UT Culinary Institute Adds Hot Peppers to its Kitchen Garden

UT Knoxville’s Culinary Institute this summer added a new crop to its kitchen garden: bhut jolokia, a Thai pepper that is the hottest pepper in the world. The bhut jolokia was planted in a section of the Culinary Institute’s kitchen garden dubbed the “Five Alarm Garden” because it also contains jalapeños, habaneros and various other types of hot peppers.

19 Food Aficionados Graduate from UT’s Culinary Institute Tonight

Nineteen students will graduate tonight from the Culinary Institute at UT Knoxville. This is the institute’s sixth graduating class. The graduation — which consists of the students cooking a gourmet dinner for 150 invited guests — will be held at 7 p.m. at the UT Visitors Center near the corner of Neyland Drive and Kingston Pike.

Gastronomical Graduation: 16 Complete UT Culinary Institute Program

Sixteen food enthusiasts — college students, retirees and working professionals in a variety of fields, including some already in the food service industry — graduated Wednesday, Dec. 2, from the Culinary Institute at UT Knoxville. This is the fifth class to graduate from the institute since it started in October 2007.