[Sca-cooks] Choosing a Cook, was Cooking and Serving Equipment
dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Mon Feb 25 08:58:18 PST 2008
Sheila McClune wrote:
>But Aldyth's posting does bring up an interesting question: One thing
>I've often heard is, "I'm not part of the local cooks guild, so I didn't
>think I was allowed to cook a feast." Do any groups out there actually
>have such requirements? Should there be such a requirement?
>Our group has no such requirement, but I have heard it said more than
>once that we do. That distresses me, because I don't like to think that
>people who would otherwise be willing to volunteer are hanging back
>because of some perceived prerequisite. On a gut level, I'd really
>rather not see someone cook a large and high-profile feast (such as
>Crown Tournament or Twelfth Night) as their first feast, but for a
>smaller feast, I'd be less concerned.
>How do other people feel about this?
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I have never heard of such a thing here in Caid, if it exists, I
honestly don't know about it.
However, I feel it is a BAD move to do this for the reasons you
state, it discourages people from getting involved and stifles
enthusiasm, creativity and the will to learn.
I do think that a person should "cut their teeth " on a smaller event
for their first go. A tourney lunch or something of the sort is a
good starting point, also working as a deputy to the head cook of a
larger event is a good way to get acquainted with the management of a
I think everyone should have an opportunity to do what they want to
do. I don't see that a guild membership or a household membership
should be a prerequisite for anything. What counts in my opinion is
the willingness to do the work and the ability to bring together a
crew to make it happen.
Venimus, Saltavimus, Bibimus (et naribus canium capti sumus)
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