[Sca-cooks] Who gets in free to feasts.

S CLEMENGER sclemenger at msn.com
Thu Aug 21 20:48:54 PDT 2008

Actually, Stefan, it's quite distinctly against the rules and regs to use 
SCA funds to benefit a smaller subsection of the group (like, say, the 
officers of a group, or the Royals).  And that's independent of kingdom 
I live in a perishingly small barony, so by necessity most of us contribute 
to an event in some way.  The only people who get comped, however, are the 
Event Steward and Head Cook.  And any seated royalty/baronage that wishes 
it.  Just them, not the attendants, entourage, etc. We usually don't have a 
set "kitchen staff," so that's not an issue....

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan li Rous" <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
To: "SCA-Cooks maillist SCA-Cooks" <SCA-Cooks at Ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 9:22 PM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Who gets in free to feasts.

> <<< So far as feast costs are concerned, in our Barony only the
> Autocrat and
> Head Cook pay no event costs.  Everyone else pays for both feast and
> site
> costs.  I usually try to make sure that my staff have time to go out,
> sit
> down and eat the feast after we've gotten the course served.  Often, my
> staff won't pay for the feast, and therefore stay in the kitchen.
> They do,
> however, partake of leftovers...
> Kiri >>>
> <<< A large majority of event attendees work hard all day to make
> sure the event runs smoothely.  If everyone who volunteered time to
> the event got in free hardly anyone would have to pay and there would
> be a problem paying the site their rental fee.
> Peyton >>>
> Peyton's comment is why I have a problem with anyone being comped. I
> think it gets to be divisive when you are trying to determine who
> pays and who doesn't.  I have even more of a problem with paying for
> things like Royal luncheons out of group or event fees when only a
> small minority gets to partake, even though everyone is paying for it.
> Part of whether it is affordable depends upon how many event
> attendees there are and how many are being comped.  It is much more
> difficult for small groups when almost everyone has to work at an
> event than it is with bigger groups who can spread the work around a
> bit and/or have more attendees to spread the cost over.

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