Catering of epic proportions at Lord’s

The kitchens at Lord's cricket ground in London are planning for the summer season, which means thousands of visitors need to be catered for

The caterers at London’s famous cricket ground have started preparing for the monumental task of supplying food and drink to the thousands of visitors, expected during the summer season.

Each five-day Test match at the famous cricket ground requires catering for more than 85,000 customers. According to organisers, this translates to:

  • 10,000 afternoon teas
  • 50,000 scones and cakes
  • 2,500 bacon rolls
  • 13,000 lunches for members, debenture holders and hospitality boxes
  • 3,500 roast beef rolls
  • 15,000 glasses of Champagne
  •  21,000 pints of Pimms

Put differently, each day of a test match requires organisers to buy in large amounts of supplies, including over a tonne of beef ribs, 400kg of bacon and 482kg salmon. A new outlet at the ground – called WG’s after English cricketing icon Dr William Gilbert Grace –  will be serving hot sandwiches, pork pies and scotch eggs to an additional 3,000 customers.

The international summer season at Lord’s cricket ground opens on 9 June when England host Sri Lanka.

Tina Nielsen

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