London 2012 Olympics
As leading catering consultants, the Partnership was appointed in 2008 and is now retained to create and deliver the Food Strategy for London 2012 - the largest peace time food operation in the world.
The process has included evaluating food scale and scope across 100+ locations, identifying food trends applicable in 2012, developing concepts of operation, creating a financial model to forecast revenue and cost by venue, event and day,...
... utilising this data to calculate venue allocation for front and back of house space, undertaking national supply chain and service delivery capability, providing industry communication, identifying the procurement approach, negotiating all catering contract tenders, supporting venue design and creation of the Food Vision - For Starters - the first Olympic Food Strategy. David Russell co-chairs the Food Legacy Group for London 2012. 2011 also sees the Russell Partnership appointed to Sochi 2014 Winter Games.