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This year. Wimbledon will run from the 24th June - 7th July.

Wimbledon is the largest single annual sporting catering operation carried out in Europe.

About 1,800 catering staff are required to operate these catering outlets and the quantity of food and drink served by them during the fortnight is huge. Typical quantities are:

Facts and figures

  • 300,000 cups of tea and coffee
  • 250,000 bottles of water
  • 207,000 meals
  • 200,000 glasses of Pimm’s
  • 190,000 sandwiches
  • 150,000 bath buns, scones, pastries and doughnuts
  • 135,000 ice creams
  • 100,000 pints of draught beer and lager
  • 60,000 dutchees
  • 32,000 portions of fish and chips
  • 30,000 litres of milk
  • 28,000kg (112,000 punnets) of English strawberries
  • 25,000 bottles of champagne
  • 23,000 bananas
  • 22,000 slices of pizza
  • 20,000 portions of frozen yoghurt
  • 12,000kg of poached salmon and smoked salmon
  • 7000 litres of dairy cream
  • 6000 stone-baked pizzas
  • Served in punnets of not less than 10 berries + cream.
  • 8615 punnets consumed per day.
  • 28,000kg consumed over the tournament served with over 7000 litres of fresh cream.
  • Usually Grade 1 English strawberries of the highest quality from the county of Kent.
  • From LEAF-registered farms (LEAF is a charity promoting Integrated Farm Management balancing organic with chemical practices).
  • To ensure the utmost freshness, strawberries are picked the day before being served, arrive at Wimbledon at around 5.30am where they are inspected before being hulled.

Price for a portion of a minimum of 10 strawberries and cream at Wimbledon: 1990 - £1.60; 1991 - £1.65; 1992 - £1.65; 1993 - £1.70; 1994 - £1.70; 1995 - £1.75; 1996 - £1.80; 1997 - £1.85; 1998 - £1.85; 1999 - £1.75; 2000 - £1.80; 2001 - £1.85; 2002 - £1.95; 2003 - £2.00; 2004 - £2.00; 2005 - £2.00; 2006 - £2.00; 2007 - £2.00; 2008 - £2.25; 2009 - £2.25; 2010 – £2.50; 2011- £2.50.


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