A couple of months ago the cafeteria of the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy, directed by Yolanda Díaz, made headlines for spending 68,000 euros on churros, porras and industrial pastries for breakfast for its workers (the only ones who have access to this establishment ),  although what was never made public is the price at which these products would be sold.

This week the same place has returned to the spotlight after a tender notice for the cafeteria and dining room service at the entity’s headquarters was published in the BOE last Tuesday.

As stated in the document – this is a public contract that has an estimated value of 446,281 euros and has not yet been awarded – the company in charge of the cafeteria will have to serve fresh shrimp and ham for the next 5 years. Iberian at less than 6.5 euros per serving. The price of the drinks is also striking, since a glass of Valdepeñas wine should cost a maximum of 90 cents, and that of Rioja or fine wine 1 euro. A bottle of Rioja, for example, cannot exceed 4 euros.

The menu of the day, as it could not be otherwise, will be affordable: at most workers will pay 6.50 euros for it, the same price as the portion of shrimp. In the case of the special menu, this will reach a maximum of 7.50 euros and in the case of the reduced menu, 5.

A coffee or a drink before eating? The cost cannot exceed one euro, and if the first is accompanied by a homemade cake, you will only have to pay 50 cents more. The price of the portion of churros and porras that we talked about previously will be 1.10 euros and the sandwiches, depending on which one is chosen, will reach a maximum of 2 euros.

For tapas, the portion of Russian salad will also cost two euros and the plate of blood sausage, chorizo ​​or fried anchovies, 4 euros. Furthermore, the Ministry requests in the offer that “the service, as well as the quality of the items and drinks offered to the public, must be equivalent to those of a first-class cafeteria offering products with proper food quality.”

Will they soon find a company that can meet all these requirements at a time when, according to the latest data from the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages expanded its year-on-year increase in April to 4 .7%, four tenths more than in March? We will see it in the next few days.