Sport and Food

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Sheila Dillon examines the business of food at sports events, from horse racing to football. She finds out about the caterers and the companies behind thousands of meals every week.

A handful of global businesses look after most of the food in Britain's sports venues. Companies like Compass Group and the US-based Aramark have turnovers which run into the billions of pounds, generated in part by the food they sell at sports venues.

Sheila hears about two major sports events, Glorious Goodwood, at which Compass serve burgers made using organic beef produced on the Goodwood estate, and Lord's cricket ground, which decided to go it alone, bring catering in-house and leave the world of contract catering.

With the London 2012 Olympic Games approaching, Sheila asks if these examples of catering at sports venues will be suited to an event at which up to 20 million meals are due to be served.

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25 minutes

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Mon 3 Aug 2009 16:00
BBC Radio 4 FM only

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