Gulf Visitors to enjoy the Best in British Food during Olympics

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Gulf visitors are set to enjoy the best in British food during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with 14 million top-quality meals to be served in the largest peace-time catering operation the world has ever seen.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) recently unveiled details of the food and drink that will be served across 40 locations to the millions of spectators and thousands of athletes during the Games this summer.

“Gulf visitors will enjoy an abundance of flavours across the UK, including a multicultural mix of foods and the heritage and diversity of British recipes,” said VisitBritain’s UAE Manager Carol Maddison. “In addition to international cuisine from 195 nations, visitors can feast on traditional favourites such as fish and chips and pie and mash.”

More than 800 spectator concessions featuring at least 150 different types of dishes will feature the great diversity and quality of British food at affordable prices. Gulf visitors will have a chance to indulge in everything from Italian dishes to Indian curries; authentic Asian dishes and African Brai barbecues; Caribbean flavours to delectable Mediterranean dishes and a global spectrum of street foods.

Following London 2012’s commitment to sustainability, the British catering industry has adopted London 2012 Food Vision, in hopes of implementing stronger, more sustainable catering and hospitality standards. Other organisations that have already adopted these standards include the National Trust, London Zoo, 15 London universities, the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London and a multitude of restaurants and caterers that serve well over 100 million meals a year.

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