This year poses one of the most complex logistic tests to date, since Dakar 2015 covers over 9,000 km of extreme tracks through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. Sodexo will deploy an 80-person 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.
This year that means 28,000 breakfasts, 21,000 snacks, 25,000 lunch packs and 32,000 dinners, all served with a smile in adverse conditions. For the 3rd year in a row, the team are also offering a special laundry service to combat the desert dust. Parallel to providing quality of life services in extreme conditions, Sodexo is concerned with its environmental impact. A plan for separating garbage and recycling solid waste will be implemented during the race. And food services will be using 100 biodegradable plates and cups - made from sugar cane – instead of plastic products.