Russell Partnership Collection were commissioned by the host venue of the athletes’ village, the University of Birmingham, to plan and deliver all food and beverage for the athletes, team officials, games workforce and dignitaries of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The Russell Partnership Collection’s support began with strategic planning, space and commercial modelling, and was followed by readiness preparation and mobilisation. We delivered menu development, supply chain procurement and kitchen and front of house design, prior to operational activation. We recruited 450 staff (50% of which were students) delivered 5,000 shifts, purchased £2m of food, delivered 20 tonnes of food daily and served over 300,000 meals in total. The event was heralded as a new high-quality benchmark for athletes’ dining.