[Ravensfort] Defender Feast Update

HerrDetlef herrdetlef at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 07:03:53 PDT 2011

If it's any help, think of being a "feast coordinator" instead of a "feast
steward" or even a "feastocrat." Being a feast coordinator does not mean you
are responsible for preparing and serving the whole feast yourself. The
feast coordinator just directs traffic. It's all about delegating. Doing it
all by oneself is impractical, if not downright impossible. Nobody should
expect anybody to do it all by himself. Delegating. The feast coordinator
writes a list of what needs to be done, and then that person gets people to
write their names down by each thing that needs to be done. Then, that
person does that thing. You hold the list of things. You don't DO the
things. That's simple enough, isn't it?

When I was event steward at the 2nd baronial DOF, I was overwhelmled by how
little I actually did at that event. I wrote up the event announcement to
send to the BlackStar. That was pretty much it. I didn't even have to ask
people to do this or that. People just came right up. Baron Raven's fort had
the site prep under control, and Centurion Michael had the feast under
control. I had nothing to do with the feast, nothing to do with the lists or
other competitions. Everybody came together. It was beautiful. There were a
couple things that should have been done differently, but for the most part,
the event was a success, and even though I was the event steward, I didn't
feel right taking credit for any of it. It was all the Barony.

So step right up! Being the feast coordinator or even the event coordinator
is no overwhelming undertaking. That's what we have a whole barony for. In
Raven's Fort, to quote the Rodgers and Hammerstein song, you'll never walk

Pax et bonum,

On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Hoffpauir, David <ENV_DRH at shsu.edu> wrote:

> Last night at Officer's Meeting we had a discussion on feast and the
> situation of having NO FEAST COORDINATOR (...eek! I gasp!).  All agree it
> would be bad form to not offer a meal to our guests.   So, we're just going
> to forge ahead with feast plans and hope someone steps forward to lead the
> effort.
> I've said a few times that we want to keep the feast "as simple as
> possible" and to convey just how simple, below is the menu.  We have several
> cooks working on various parts of the meal. Most of the preparation will be
> done in advance of the event, in fact thanks to Dare, the chicken is done.
> For the most part it is all cold service items.
> The final feast may vary slightly, but this is it in essense:
> Antipasta cold course:
>        -Salami
>        -Cheeses
>        -Roast Beef (thin slice)
>        -Smoked chicken (thin slice)
> -Pasta Salad with bell peppers, zuccini, mushroom, red onion, tomato
> -Bean Salad with green beans, kidney beans
> -Italian Wedding Soup (likely the only part prepared on Saturday)
> -Bread, preferably chibatta, lightly baked
> -Desert:  Honey cake
> That's it, belly full.
> Add water and swell.
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