Sample skills of Pellissippi State’s culinary students at Ready for the World Café

Students enrolled in the Culinary Arts concentration at Pellissippi State are showcasing their talents in a series of weekly luncheons this spring at the University of Tennessee’s Ready for the World Café.

Each of the Ready for the World Café luncheons focuses on the traditional dishes of one country. Every luncheon consists of an intermezzo (a small appetizer), salad, entrée and dessert. Upcoming luncheons and the cuisines featured:

Tuesday, March 27—Italy

Tuesday, April 3—France

Tuesday, April 10—Liberia

Tuesday, April 17—Persia (Iran)

Thursday, April 26—Germany

The Ready for the World Café is produced through a collaboration by Pellissippi State with the UT Culinary Institute and UT’s Advanced Food Production and Service Management class. Pellissippi State students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend luncheons in support of our Culinary Arts students.

The cost for each luncheon is $12, and seating capacity is 50-60. Tickets are available through UT. Call 974-6645 for ticketing information. Luncheons are noon-1 in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Dr. For the weekly menu, visit and click on the current week.