For the 9th consecutive year, Sodexo demonstrates its Quality of Life Services leadership as the official food supplier for the Dakar Rally, January 2nd – 14th, 2017. Serving over 2,500 people in 12 days, Sodexo teams are proudly taking on another major logistics, service and environmental challenge.
Ensuring 24-hour service under extreme conditions
This year poses one of the most complex logistic tests to date, since Dakar 2017 covers over 9,000 km of extreme tracks through Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia. Sodexo deploys a team specially trained for adverse conditions, working in 6 mobile kitchens. The fleet of kitchen trucks are constantly on the move ahead of the race. At each bivouac, the Sodexo team quickly sets up to deliver the first-rate quality of life services upon which the organizer, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), depends.
That means 20,000 breakfasts, 12,000 lunch packs and 22,000 dinners, all served with a smile in adverse conditions. Although the race covers 3 countries, the food is prepared centrally in Argentina and transported to relevant points on the route. High standards of innocuity and quality are followed to ensure the food maintains its attributes. This allows us to reduce the organic wastes that occur in the process while guaranteeing a balanced and healthy nutrition to drivers and their teams.