Thursday, 18 April, 2013
The Ready for the World Cafe at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes diners to experience a taste of Spain on Thursday, April 18.
The cafe, sponsored by Sysco Foods, operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 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, entree and dessert. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheons, and capacity is 80 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 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.