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Feeding the Gold Rush at Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 means a busy time for the Chefs at the Olympic Village

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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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Ask any parent about the amount of food you need to feed a teenager and they will probably roll their eyes and tell you there can never be enough.

So spare a thought for the chefs at the athlete’s canteen at the WInter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Lausanne, where they are making anywhere between 1500 and 1800 meals per sitting for the 15 to 18-year-old athletes and their entourages.

And the menu is not just a basic one. With all the different nations represented at YOG, chefs from restaurants from around Lausanne and the Vaud region have volunteered to help cook specialist meals for athletes from around the world. They also have to take into account different dietary requirements and the nutritional needs of young Olympians.

Ahead of the Games, it was decided there would be no frozen food used for meals, and all the food is locally sourced. Tap water, rather than bottled water, is available and there is no single use plastic at the restaurant. Athletes have each been given a reusable cup that they can take home as a souvenir. Hot drinks are served in compostable or bamboo cups.

The restaurant has four sittings during the day, starting with a grab-and-go breakfast at 0500. A full breakfast is served at 0700, lunch at 1100 and dinner is 1700-2200.

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