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

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 09:25:22 PST 2008

Actually, the problem wasn't sorting out the cost of the dayboard vs. feast
cost.  It was more a matter of the 50 or 75 people who were offboard, so
hadn't paid anything toward the cost of the food...and my being told that,
no, we can't give you a dollar or two per head from the day trip fees
because our Kingdom financial policy didn't allow for that!

One solution they came up with was to have a person standing at the dayboard
display asking to see the feast tokens of those who were participating in
the dayboard!  Right.  And how does that fit in with our concepts of
hospitality and courtesy???


On Feb 19, 2008 9:46 AM, S CLEMENGER <sclemenger at msn.com> wrote:

> Dang, Kiri....I would have just told them to *bite* my flour-covered
> behind!
> For our indoor events, we pretty much always have a lunch that's included
> in the site fee--we'll know that we have, say, an expected budget of $100
> for lunch and $400 for the feast.  Or whatever.  Doesn't need to go into any
> separate lines on financial forms, other than the usual "food" line.
> --Maire, former local exchequer (x2)
>  ----- Original Message -----
>  From: Elaine Koogler<mailto:kiridono at gmail.com>
>  To: Cooks within the SCA<mailto:sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
>  Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:13 AM
>  Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Current farm prices and affects on feast
> budgeting
>  I have gone through a time when I had problems getting the money I needed
>  for the feast...there seemed to be a disconnect especially when it came
> to
>  the mezze/side board that was available to everyone all day.  Our group
>  refuses to understand the concept of "no off-board places" which meant
> that
>  I had to find funding in what they gave me per person for on-board to
> cover
>  the dayboard for another 50 - 75 people!  That was what I did the first
>  year...and got severely chastised by the then B&B and Seneschale for not
>  making a profit!  Then last year, they agreed to pay $1/head for those
> who
>  were off-board, but I never got the money because they couldn't figure
> out a
>  way to enter the amount in the financial report they had to turn into the
>  Kingdom.  This meant that, not only was there no profit, a fair amount of
>  money came out of my pocket!!  We're trying again this year.  They found
> a
>  place to include it in the report, and have guaranteed me that there will
> be
>  funding for the offboard people in the budget.  We'll see.  I've already
>  told them that this is the last year I'll cook this event if this doesn't
>  happen.
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