A total of thirteen catering groups have been engaged by the Games Organizing Committee’s (GOC) catering team, which will deliver food services to the game’s villages, venues, and VIP’s.
These thirteen catering groups are some of Honiara’s household names in the food industry and have applied to meet all requirements to render their service during the two-week sporting event.
GOC Food Safety Coordinator Mr. Timmy Peter said the food handlers have undergone food and safety training since last week and will continue for other groups.
He said the training will also be conducted for public vendors who will sell food and drinks at the game’s venues.
The caterers will provide meals at the venues: the national stadium, friendship hall, national tennis court, Honiara golf club, Honiara City Council Court, Maranatha Hall, Aquatic Center, DC Park, King George Hockey Turf, and Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Academy.
For villages, they will feed those at Tenaru National Secondary School, Don Bosco Technical Institution (Henderson), KG VI National Secondary School, Solomon Islands National University, Panatina Campus, Solomon Islands National University, Kukum Campus, and St. Nicholas Anglican College.
Meal services for games venues (lunch and dinner) is mainly for GOC staffs, volunteers, police, security, clean & waste team, logistics team, contractors, medical team and transport team.
The Games master caterer, Fairyland (Jinas) Restaurant, is responsible for the main food servicing (lunch and dinner) at the main dining hall located at the eastern end of Sports City.