Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Gearing Up For Show Time
There are three main buildings with food services: the International Braodcast Center (IBC), Media Press Center (MPC), and Athlete's Village (AV). Currently, IBC is the only building open. There are 6 eating venues in the building, two of which are open. The main dining area opens in a couple of weeks and the staff is preparing for that opening. We are currnelty feeding about 1,000 people, mostly staff, but expect to be feeding as many as 18,000 within a month or so. That kind of volume requires a considerable amount of perpartation - menu planning, recipe development, practicing, etc. A rotating 8-cycle menu with food featured from all over the world will require a great amount of practice and preparation.