Roland-Garros 2024: responsible food for everyone!

High-quality ingredients, fighting food waste, keeping rubbish to a minimum… We are shining the spotlight on the commitments made by Roland-Garros with regard to the food served at this year’s tournament.

Epicerie Roland-Garros©Pauline Ballet / FFT
 - Romain Vinot

Environmentally responsible and committed for many years now, the Parisian Grand Slam is continuing its mission to reduce its environmental impact in 2024. Of the many measures put in place, offering healthy and sustainable food is one of its priorities.

Transparent and high-quality dishes

Though, as spectators, you are not out on court defending your place in the main draw, you can work up quite an appetite during a day at Roland-Garros! Luckily, as you stroll around the grounds of the famous Porte d’Auteuil stadium, you will find restaurants, food stores and even food stands where you can grab a bite to eat at any time of the day.

Since 2016, the FFT – in partnership with the GoodPlanet foundation – has worked with all of the tournament’s caterers on a sustainable food plan, which aims to offer products that are ever more responsible. Whether it is certified meat or seasonal fruit and vegetables, all of the products are locally-sourced, and some are even produced on site, like honey from the bees that live in the stadium’s beehives.

Miel de Roland-Garros ©Amélie Laurin / FFT

In 2024, a special effort has been made with regard to sustainable food as part of the Food for Good programme, which involves the tournament’s partners. On 5th June, World Environment Day, a conference will be held along this theme and all of the food served to the public and in the hospitality areas will be both sustainable and 100% vegetarian.


And, since knowing what you are putting in your mouth is important, but knowing it is healthy is even better, an eco-score will be displayed for all of the items served in the catering areas. This shows the environmental impact of the products that are commonly consumed, taking into account where they come from, how they were produced, their transport, packaging and even their seasonality.

Eco-score / Roland-Garros ©Amélie Laurin / FFT

A dab hand at recycling and reducing waste!

For the last 10 years, food has also been connected with philanthropy at Roland-Garros. At every edition of the tournament, Le Chaînon Manquant charity sets up a system that fights food waste while helping people in need. In 2023 alone, 10,541 unsold meals were collected and redistributed! If you want to contribute to this initiative, you can make a €0.50 donation to the charity when you pay for your purchases in one of the catering areas or La Griffe stores.

Association Le Chaînon Manquant / Roland-Garros ©Olivier Vigerie / FFT

When you come to Roland-Garros, you will also be invited to do your bit for the environment by sorting and recycling your waste using the various recycling bins set up around the stadium. Every year, at least fifteen waste streams are sent off to recycling and processing plants! The tournament will also install machines to collect empty drinks cans and bottles, which will later be recycled by French companies. This initiative, which is made possible thanks to the support of Perrier, is rolled out alongside the reusable food containers, water fountains and the elimination of single-use plastic bottles and cups for players, the media and staff. 

As you can see, this year once again, from when you buy your refreshments to when the packaging is recycled, you are adopting responsible and sustainable consumption habits. We look forward to seeing you at Roland-Garros from 20th May to 9th June…and don’t forget your re-usable water bottle!

Fontaine à eau / Roland-Garros©Pauline Ballet / FFT