Athlete’s village catering by the numbers

3000 athletes and officials are fed at the athletes’ village food hall every meal. Photo by James Cowling

3000 athletes and officials are fed at the athletes’ village food hall every meal. Photo by James Cowling

By James Cowling, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 8 – With 3000 hungry athletes and officials descending on the athletes’ village dining area for every meal, plenty of food is needed.

This is how much.

For breakfast…

  • 300kg of bacon is fried.
  • 7560 eggs are fried, scrambled or poached.
  • 700 litres of various juices are drunk.
  • 300 litres of milk is poured on cereal or in tea and coffee.
  • 300kg of watermelon is chopped.
  • 400kg of apples are consumed.

For dinner…

  • 900kg of chicken, pork or beef is served.
  • 450kg of potatoes are fried, boiled or roasted.
  • 1400kg of various vegetables are steamed, boiled or roasted.
  • 1600 portions of cake are baked for dessert.
  • Information courtesy of village caterers ESS Support Services Worldwide

GNS jc/jf

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