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Sodexo gets fit for 2012 London Olympics


LOCOG – the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games – has finally announced the catering contracts for the 2012 London Olympics. And it’s very good news for Sodexo!

Sodexo has won the contract for spectator catering across the Olympic Park South, including the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Water Polo Arena.

As well as catering for an expected four million Olympic and Paralympic spectators, Sodexo will cater for some of the media representatives, officials and some of the athletes while they’re at the venues.

We will also be providing lunch and dinner for the 15,000 workers onsite at Olympic Park South, as well as catering for lead artists and performers at the opening and closing ceremonies of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In addition to the spectator catering at Olympic Park South, Sodexo will also be providing the catering at other Olympic venues, including both Hampden Park and St James Park which will host some of the football; The Royal Artillery Barracks which will host shooting; and Lord’s cricket ground which will be the venue for archery.

Catering across these venues will be as broad as fish and chips from concession units and the management of two catering villages within the Olympic Park South to an a la carte restaurant and canapé reception for 10,000 VIPs at the opening and closing ceremonies.

This is a very exciting time for us,” says Rachael Day, account director for Sodexo Prestige, who has just returned from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and is managing the Olympic Park South contract. “We are already full steam ahead and looking forward to what will be a fantastic, once-in-a-lifetime event and an excellent opportunity for us all at Sodexo to showcase our capabilities.”

Chief executive of LOCOG, Paul Deighton says: “People will view their experience of London 2012 in many different ways – including how good the food was. We have already set out our vision for food provision and the appointment of companies like Sodexo is the next step in delivering on this.

In early autumn, Sodexo will begin the recruitment process, with some 2,500 people expected to come on board specifically to support our success. If you are interested in being part of the spectator catering at the Games, email

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