25th SEA Games officials take taste test

Posted by samakomlao Monday, October 26, 2009

Athletes staying at the SEA Games Village will be provided with a wide variety of high quality nutritious food during the event, according to the Lao World Company.

Mr Somsavat Lengsavad ( right ) loads his plate at the food tasting.
The company, which will provide catering at the village, held a food tasting event last Sunday to invite Standing Deputy Prime Minister and SEA Games Organising Committee Chairman, Mr Somsavat Lengsavad, and members of all SEA Games committees to sample the food that will be on offer at the village during the games.

General Manager of the Lao World Company, Mr Souliyong Youivanivong, told those at the event that ingredients would be sourced from Vientiane and from Champassak, Saravan, Xayaboury and Luang Prabang provinces.

“We will have almost 200 staff, including kitchen, waiting, cleaning and management staff, working in the canteen,” he said.

Mr Souliyong said the food provided to athletes will be healthy and nutritious and prepared under recommendations from experts from various government departments.

“The Forestry Department will guarantee that farmers providing vegetables to us are using organic methods and the Department of Industry and Commerce will inspect standards at slaughterhouses and ensure meat is transported hygienically.”

“All sectors involved will do their utmost to ensure everything is of the highest quality and standard.”

The canteen will provide nine to eleven different dishes each day during the games, including regional and European foods. Dining times will be from 6-10am, 11am-3pm, 5-8pm and 9-10pm.

Mr Somsavat instructed those responsible to correct spelling mistakes on the menu and to pay close attention to ensuring good quality, healthy food for the athletes.

Some committee members asked for more Lao and regional dishes be added to the menu to add a more local flavour for athletes.

The village will accommodate more than 4,000 athletes from the region who will participate in the games in December.

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