Food service at Olympic Village received a little pat on the back so to speak in "Beijing Olympics: The Press for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad" newspaper circulating throughout Olympic Village and local hotels. The paper said:
"According to Deng Yaping, deputy head of the Olympic Village, the canteens in the village have set a world record in terms of scale and quality of the food service they have provided. She said that 18,634 people dined in the village's main canteen from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug 8 alone, far exceeding the figures at the Athens and Sydney Games. 460 dishes of all major international cuisines are served in the main canteed around the clock, with the menu changing every day on an eight-day cycle of rotation.
Meanwhile, 181 tests on food samples from the village have been conducted, with all results meeting the safety standards, added Deng. Deng also noted that the management team of the Olympic Village has so far received 49 letters of compliments, while not a single letter of complaint has been filed."
It's always nice to get a little pat on the back from time to time. It has been an honor a privilege to be involved in this project.