[Sca-cooks] Cooking and Serving Equipment, and planning.

aeduin aeduin at roadrunner.com
Wed Feb 20 16:36:32 PST 2008

I think it has do to with the individual group.  Darachshire has some 
equipment and supplies.  But we usually only host 3 events a year and 
only one of them has a feast.  Granted that event has Friday soup 
kitchen, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, dinner on 
Saturday being Feast.

The is a kitchen coordinator who a lot of the time is the feast 
cook.  The other meals are generally lead by others though all of the 
staff helps out where necessary.

We have the luxury of an industrial kitchen and huge walk-in all to 
ourselves since we rent out a St. Vincent de Paul camp for the 
weekend.  Since it is a well appointed kitchen we generally don't 
need to have our own equipment.  A couple of us will bring food 
processors, mixers and personal cutlery but that's it.

This year's head cook Lorenz has done it before and we've had 
planning meetings and pre-cooking sessions to get everyone on the 
same page as to the exact recipes we'll be using.  It also makes for 
the whole know what the other guy is thinking thing.  A few years ago 
there were four of us that were doing the complete each other's 
sentences and handing each other equipment before the request was 
finished.  This year three of us will be back, it's going to be a good year.


At 04:16 PM 2/20/2008, you wrote:
>Why not ask for the local groups/principality to purchase some
>cooking supplies?
>As an illustration,tThere is a professor at my university who was asked by
>a female student why the male grad students got all the teaching 
>assignements -- the
>answer?  They asked for them, while the women didn't. (The professor has
>gone on to research this, and has
>produced a fabulous book "Women Don't Ask" Susan Babcock).
>That said, the local/principality will never acquire cooking equipment
>until someone either asks for some or donates some then makes a fuss about
>keeping it in good shape and having the group add to it.
>The question then becomes does the current system of cooks owning all
>their own stuff and borrowing from each other work well enough to not ask?
>toodles, margaret

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