(Beijing Winter Olympics) Visit Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village): 95% Chinese-made restaurants are all "green electricity"

  China News Service, Zhangjiakou, January 4th. Title: Visiting Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village): 95% Chinese-made restaurants are all "green electricity"

  China News Agency reporter Cui Tao

  As the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics (Winter Paralympics) is approaching, reporters from China News Service recently visited the restaurant in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) to experience the "beep" Winter Olympics.

Data map: Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) athletes main restaurant.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhai Yujia

"Chinese flavor" in hot pot, roast duck and dumplings

  Walking into the restaurant of Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village), Chen set up the Red Gate to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. The roof is covered with red lanterns. The restaurant is full of Chinese elements.

  According to Zhang Hecheng, deputy director of catering for Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village), the restaurant in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) is a temporary building built according to the dining needs of athletes.

The overall structure is divided into three rows of front, middle and back areas. The front is the athlete’s main restaurant, the staff restaurant and the fast food restaurant, with a total area of ​​over 2500 square meters; the middle is the athlete’s kitchen and the staff kitchen, with a total area of ​​2670 square meters; the last is the cold storage area.

  "The three areas do not intersect and are connected by special channels, which meet the requirements of epidemic prevention." Zhang Hecheng said.

  During the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, it coincides with the traditional Chinese festival "Spring Festival".

Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Olympic Village) restaurant executive chef Wang Xu said that Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) offers many Chinese specialties, such as hot pot and Beijing roast duck.

At the same time, around the theme of the New Year, traditional Chinese New Year special foods will be introduced, such as dumplings, spring rolls, etc. It is hoped that athletes from all over the world can feel a strong "Chinese flavor" on the tip of their tongues.

  "The highlight of our restaurant is the on-site production, such as rice rolls for breakfast, fried lamb chops for lunch, and small hot pot for dinner." Wang Xu said that during the game, about 480 main dishes are provided every day, and all menus are adjusted every 8 days.

  “Another highlight of the restaurant is to set up more open-end dining tables. When enjoying hot pot, athletes can choose their favorite ingredients at the dining table. The seasonings can also be matched according to the athletes’ tastes, which is more interactive.” Zhang Hecheng said, Ming The setting of the stall dining table reflects the integration of Chinese and Western catering culture, and aims to make Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) a "home" for athletes and create a relaxed and happy atmosphere.

The ratio of Chinese and Western food is 3:7 to meet the dining needs of different religious beliefs

  95% of the ingredients used in the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) restaurant are produced in China, and only some ingredients that are not available in China are purchased abroad.

In terms of dishes, the ratio of Chinese and Western food is 3:7.

  "When we formulate the menu, the first consideration is the nutritional structure. There are standards for how many grams of meat and vegetables are in the dishes. Some spices such as pepper, etc., are forbidden to appear in the Winter Olympic restaurant." Zhang Hecheng said, athletes' diet Pay more attention to the nutritional structure. In order to take care of the different eating habits of athletes from various countries, the chef team is equipped with chefs and catering consultants from abroad to ensure the quality of Western food.

  According to Wang Xu, the restaurant currently has a team of more than 300 chefs, and there are 4 head chefs for halal, Asian, Western, and Chinese cuisine. They strictly control the production and safety of dishes.

  "We provide athletes with traditional cuisines from various countries. Italian meals include spaghetti and pizza, Japanese meals include Japanese-style chicken steaks, and Western meals include steak, lamb chops and cod made on site." Wang Xu said, hoping that athletes from all over the world can eat here. Delicious food, participate in the competition in the best state.

  According to Zhang Hecheng, in addition to ordinary meals, the athlete’s main restaurant will also provide halal meals, kosher meals, etc., to meet the dining needs of athletes of different religions in various countries.

  In addition, a halal kitchen, a halal table and a halal food storage are also set up.

Zhang Hecheng said that all links from food material transportation, inventory, sorting, to processing and cooking, are strictly implemented in accordance with the international standards of halal food, and the kitchen utensils and tableware used have passed international certification.

Full "green electricity" restaurant + modern kitchenware

  "All restaurants in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) use'green electricity'." Liu Jun, a restaurant engineer in Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village), said that the "green electricity" here is the use of wind energy in Zhangjiakou. The green electricity generated by solar power is clean and pollution-free, reducing the restaurant's carbon emissions from the source.

  Entering the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Winter Paralympic Village) kitchen, modern kitchen utensils such as electromagnetic swinging soup pot, double-headed and double-tailed electromagnetic stove, and universal oven are eye-opening.

  According to reports, the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympic Village (Parallel Olympic Village) athlete restaurant during the game will serve meals 24 hours a day, divided into four meal segments: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and supper, each meal segment is 6 hours.

  "Modern kitchen utensils are not only more efficient for serving meals, but also safer to operate." Liu Jun pointed to the electromagnetic swinging soup pot and said that it is mainly used to make soup dishes. The controller installed next to the soup pot controls the soup pot to produce the soup. The large amount of soup can also prevent the chef from accidentally scalding.

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