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The University of Tennessee helps students gain the international and intercultural knowledge they need to succeed in today’s world. Ready for the World is part of our work to best prepare students for working and competing in the 21st century.

Important Notice:

Ready for the World is not accepting proposals for funding at this time. We are in the process of evaluating and updating the program and look forward to updating the campus soon on the future of this initiative.

Ready for the World Café

The Ready for the World café operates in the UT Visitors Center, 2712 Neyland Drive, as a weekly, full-service, fine-dining experience with international themes.

Lunch consists of intermezzo or small appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert, will be served from noon to 1 p.m. for $12.

Advance tickets are required. For tickets, see Marcia Johnson in 110 Jessie Harris Building, or call 865-974-6645 or email

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.