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Head of catering for London 2012 discusses the Olympic Feast to come

With less than 150 days to go, the London 2012 catering team says they are on track to deliver the healthy, sustainable and diverse food promised in the London 2012 Food Vision.

Jan Matthews, Head of Catering for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic GamesThe Grocer magazine has this week carried a feature on the progress with preparations for serving 14 million meals to millions of spectators across 37 venues over 77 dizzying days of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

As The Grocer reports, the challenges are enormous: very stringent yet varied nutritional needs of 14,700 highly tuned athletes, and a London 2012 Food Vision that tasks the catering organisers with sourcing its produce in an ethical, inclusive, environmentally responsible manner. The aims are for food to be healthy, fairly priced and ensuring that London 2012 is an advertisement for the quality and diversity of Britain’s cuisine.

Head of Catering for London 2012, Jan Matthews, is interviewed by The Grocer, saying, “With less than 150 days to go, we are on track to deliver the vision,” she says. “In fact, it’s far ahead of anything we expected. I am absolutely delighted at how the industry has responded.”

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Published 17 Mar 2012

Food Legacy: The campaign, launched October 2011, is inspired by the London 2012 Food Vision adopted by the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Food Legacy asks caterers, restaurants, event organisers and hospitality organisations to commit publicly to taking steps to improve the healthiness, ethics and sustainability of the food they serve.

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