[Sca-cooks] Cooking and Serving Equipment,
Olwen the Odd
olwentheodd at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 21 09:33:24 PST 2008
Oh my! I would say that fund raisers and bake sales are the way to go toward getting some money to purchase guild items.
Here in Bright Hills we have so much stuff. Much is owned by the Cooks Guild and some is owned by the Barony. All is appropriately marked and inventoried and binned. The Barony owns a trailer which houses almost all the Baronial "stuph" including signs and portable holes and pavilions, etc, along with the cooking/serving stuff. The Guild stuff is inventoried and binned and kept in Chirharts barn. We have a pictorial book of the inventory so when a feast is being planned the book can be perused to decide what items to be brought to a site for cooking or serving certain dishes. In years past we used to just bring it all and sort through on site but now we have soooooo much that is just rediculous to think of doing. Then we also have the items owned and marked specifically by House Blackstar or other individuals.
We also have a goodly inventoried stock of spices and dry goods.
> From: otsisto at socket.net
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 19:56:35 -0600
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Cooking and Serving Equipment,
> The Principality shouldn't be the one with the food equipment it should be
> the Baronies and Shire's.
> Perhaps now is a good time to start asking your local group to acquire
> cooking equipment. Present a list and cost of what is needed and wanted so
> that the group can over time acquire such items or people can donate and/or
> people might find the item on sale.
> Ex: I acquired shallow rectangular baskets from Wal-Mart for $3 ea.,
> normally $9 because they were on clearance. I then donated them to my Shire.
> My groups first feast, we used a school's kitchen but it was minimally
> stocked w/equipment as they were a small school. so we borrowed from a near
> by Shire. Since then we have been accumulating cooking and serving
> equipment. We still have a ways to go but we will not have to borrow as much
> from the other group.
> Your one problem may be storage.
> -----Original Message-----
> Well, our Principality doesn't own a darn thing food related.
> And the West cooks guild doesn't own anything, either, although it
> finally got a web site a year or so ago...
> We cooks are on our own. Sometimes a site has some stuff, but we
> can't rely on that. One time i helped at a feast and the site had
> great pots and other equipment. The next year i was head cooking a
> feast at the same site and there was NOTHING - they'd locked it all
> away somewhere months before. Since we used the site annually, there
> was no need to visit it prior to the feast. Good thing i'd bought a
> few big pots and brought most of my kitchen with me...
> So we cooks must be self-reliant and we often loan stuff to each
> other, but sometimes there just isn't enough. For my most recent
> feast i bought a lot more serving dishes - especially bowls with a
> flange-lip for servers to grip for serving soup. I still need more of
> them... To augment what i could afford, I had to borrow some very
> Victorian-looking tureens from another cook.
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