Thirty kinds of salads, 13 kinds of meats, a dozen assorted cheese and vegetable crudités, more than 18 kinds of condiments, and virtually unlimited booze — that's just a fraction of the gastronomical fare waiting for the athletes and officials at the Commonwealth Games Village this October.
Unveiling the menu for the Village, the Organising Committee on Saturday said the food plan at the Village and the venues were chalked out to the last detail. “The Village will have food from all over the world. It will be an international experience,” said Jiji Thomson, Functional Head of the catering at the Village.
The central kitchen — running behind schedule — will be ready by September 1 and the work will start by September 15, the OC said. Running 24X7, the central kitchen will dish out 3,600 meals every day at the main dining hall.
Keeping the sportspersons in mind, each item will display nutritional value and allergic foods information in detail, while a special 'No-pork' zone will serve food to people from countries where the meat is banned due to religious reasons.
There will also be street-food from all CWG countries in a Casual Dining Area with a "fun, alfresco environment', and the Village Bar will serve liquor and wine of choice.
Away from the Village, though, the picture changes. At the venues, at a cost of about
R 120 per head per day, volunteers, workforce and the security personnel will get packaged foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“We have finalised the deals for around 40,00-50,000 people at the venues. There will be tasty and healthy items in the food packets,” said Sudhir Mittal, head of Catering.