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Ready for the World Café

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A few notes from Chef Tyler White:

Each semester, Ready for the World Café luncheons are carefully themed and the selected menu is a direct reflection of each region’s food culture and culinary arts. In order to further assist our students each semester with the overall execution of the events, the maximum capacity of each luncheon is dependent on the theme. The series is prepared by students enrolled in the RHTM 445 Advanced Food Production and Service Management Class.

Though we want this to be an enjoyable experience for our customers, this is a classroom for the students and not a restaurant. The menus have been planned by the students and that is all we will be serving at the luncheon, there are no substitutions for any food items. Please note these are students running the café to gain experience.

Luncheons are $15 each and start at 11:30 a.m., which will allow students to participate in food presentation and final preparations.

The luncheons usually last anywhere from one hour to one and a half hours at the UT Culinary Institute & Creamery (formally known as the faculty club) 2712 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996

If you would like to be added to the list please email, and let us know which luncheon, the number of seats and your contact info just in case we have a cancellation. We will have 60 seats available for each café.

Spring 2024 menus

February 29th – Italy
March 21st – Appalachian South
April 4th – Greece
April 18th – Mexican Border
April 25th – New York

Tickets for the cafes can be purchased at the UTK Online Shopping Mall RFTW CAFÉ TICKETS

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