May 24, 2016
In preparation for the French Open, Sodexo works in close collaboration with the French Tennis Federation.
Roland Garros and Sodexo: a partnership spanning 28 years
In preparation for the French Open, Sodexo works in close collaboration with the French Tennis Federation to completely transform the services offered to players, coaching staff, visitors and the international media.
Serving the French Tennis Federation with a full set of expertise
As part of our efforts to help make Roland-Garros the Grand Slam tournament of the year, our experts focus on the quality of life of participants and spectators. From the first qualifying rounds, the players, officials, and ball boys and girls get their first taste of the gourmet cuisine crafted by Sodexo nutritionists and Lenôtre chefs.
During the 3 weeks of competition, we prepare 60 different menus each day in order to serve 9500 daily meals. Two restaurants are exclusively dedicated to the players and serve 800 champions, as well as their coaches and families. The referees, chair umpires and ball boys and girls, and also 1300 journalists from 198 countries can choose between 3 selfs, 6 bars et 2 groceries.
A team effort
Much like the players, our teams at Roland-Garros must perform at their highest level during the three-week tournament. More than 500 experts - purchasing and quality managers, logistics specialists, nutritionists, cooks, hostesses, tourism and seminar managers, and more - are carefully selected to form a team capable of meeting the exacting quality and performance standards of the French Open.