[Sca-cooks] Current farm prices and affects on feast budgeting

chawkswrth at aol.com chawkswrth at aol.com
Mon Feb 18 13:54:18 PST 2008


Prices are going up everywhere, even here in Meridies. We Meridians know that. I know I have planned it that way for years. Back when I first started, loe it was ten years ago, now, we would joke with Sir Logan about giving him a ten dollar Feast Budget for Black Axe. It is no longer that much of a joke. 
When I do budgets for Events, now, I will put in a 7 to 8 dollar a head food budget for the whole weekend. There are some sqwacks, but I offer a trip to Wal-Mart to price check....
I see absolutely no reason for Event?Heads to give their Cooks migraines and nervous twitches over budget. Its not right. 
But then, I can look?from both sides...<GRIN>


-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Benson <voxeight at gmail.com>
To: grizly at mindspring.com; Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 3:25 pm
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Current farm prices and affects on feast budgeting

>   Sure, smaller scale will mean smaller pains, but $5 will soon be impractical 
for feast
> budgets, and $7 to $10 will be the bottom amounts for the same volume of
> food.  Yes, I predict a 40% to 100% increase in feast fees at events in the
> next 6 months.
> niccolo difrancesco

Unfortunately that is not something that is likely to happen,
specifically here in Meridies. Bids for events with hard and fast
pricing structures have to be submitted at most local and all Kingdom
level events a minimum of 6 months ahead of time. To meet the
advertising deadlines for the Kingdom Newsletter the flyers with set
prices have to be in to the Chronicler by the end of the month, one
month preceding the publication date of the Newsletter, which means
that the first flyer has to be submitted approximately four months
before the event date.

Events that will take place in August (the 6 month prediction) will
have their budgets set now and to publication by the end of April.
While we the cooks are very aware of the situation, it will be a very
hard sell for us to convince the rest of the event team to up the
prices drastically. There are complaints even now that $5 per head is
much too expensive.

I am in the midst of planning a small feast (80 people) for the end of
May and I have $6 per head. We will see how well I can manage. I am
planning on bidding the feast for my Barony's signature event to take
place mid-September and that has to be submitted by the end of next
month. I don't know how I can convince the group that I will need $7 -
$8 per head to produce a standard feast. And if I do, I think that
there would be an outcry against the cost when it comes out in the

Hello Rock

Hello Hard Place

I think that we will be getting to know each other very well.

Serena da Riva
Sca-cooks mailing list
Sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org

More new features than ever.  Check out the new AOL Mail ! - http://webmail.aol.com

More information about the Sca-cooks mailing list