25 years redefining teamwork on the move
For the 25th year in a row, Sodexo teams ensured and coordinated the considerable logistics involved in delivering Quality of Life Services on the move during the 3 weeks of the Tour de France 2016. As Sodexo teams prove annually, the Tour is not just a chance to demonstrate organizational excellence in difficult circumstances, it is also a thrilling teamworking experience that is not soon forgotten.
Our hospitality services on the road
Running from July 2 to 24, 2016's edition of Tour de France covered a total distance of 3,535 km over 21 stages. To ensure hospitality services all over this road, our teams organized a real caravan: every day 6 trucks and 8 refrigerated vans joined the Tour to supply the catering areas with fresh products. That is what it took for us to serve more than 3,000 daily meals to organizers, support staff, motorcyclists, drivers and VIP guests.
Four teams sharing a common goal
To handle these difficult conditions, our teams started laying the groundwork in December 2015: booking vehicles, recruiting employees, ordering uniforms and more. Menus were tasted and ordered by mid-May 2016. By June, the 60 team members were raring to go. Divided into 4 teams, our drivers, logistics specialists, cooks, hostesses and other professionals shared the same objective throughout the 21 days of the Tour: to ensure the welfare and satisfaction of the guests.
Celebration at the Champs-Elysées
After 3 weeks of cycling, the Tour participants enjoyed an outstanding celebration at the Champs Elysées avenue, in Paris. More than 11,000 people were expected to enjoy Sodexo’s services at the finish line. All over various reception areas, 2,000 guests also tasted a refined menu from Lenôtre, Sodexo’s haute cuisine brand.
Learn all about the Tour de France at www.letour.fr