[Sca-cooks] IKA: Kingdom funding feast (was Minor rant Re: An Event Without a Feast, was Cookery book at Longleat House?)

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 13:24:34 PST 2009

Yes, our budgets are done by head count as well.  The dollar amount (US) has
crept up over the years (remember when we could do a feast for $4/head???).
Nowadays, we usually get anywhere from $6 for a simple feast to $9 or more
for a more complex feast...something where hard to find ingredients are
used, etc.  There is no overall cap on how much we get for a feast.


On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 3:46 PM, Antonia Calvo <ladyadele at paradise.net.nz>wrote:

> lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:
>   That's certainly the norm here -- Kingdom doesn't really run Kingdom
>>>  events at all.  Local groups bid for Kingdom events, and local groups do
>>>  all the organisational work.
>> There is no bidding for events here.
>> There's a general knowledge of what it is reasonable to spend for certain
>> types of events and of how much money they will make. So the idea is to make
>> a little money if possible to cover those times when an event loses money.
>> Feasts are not supposed to cost more than $600 (that's for food plus
>> cooking supplies and kitchen clean-up supplies), but can if they're very
>> popular - this is up to the feast cook. Hall rental and clean up is separate
>> and up to the autocrat.
> Ah, I think I haven't made that clear-- the bidding process isn't financial
> in nature, although it does include budgets.  Kingdom events are allocated
> on the basis of who makes the best event proposal (bid).
> Stewards usually budget feast expenses on a per-head basis.  A food budget
> of $NZ10-13/head is probably par for the course (now that the commodities
> bubble has deflated a little).  The most I've ever had was $NZ20/head (and
> something like 125 feasters).
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