[Sca-cooks] Cooking Guild: opinions

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Mon Feb 27 14:07:17 PST 2012

I think one important question is whether the guild exists to help its 
members learn about period cooking or to cook feasts for your barony. 
They are quite different purposes. If it's taken for granted that 
joining the guild means volunteering to help with feasts, that will 
discourage people interested in learning about the cooking but not 
willing to commit to helping with feasts. Also, if the purpose of the 
guild is putting on feasts, then some of what it is teaching members 
will have nothing to do with medieval cooking. 

My own preference would be a guild dedicated to period cooking, willing 
to suggest recipes to the head cook of a feast, but not committing its 
members to help produce feasts. But I think the other model is at least 
as common. 


On Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:53:18 -0800, Mercy Neumark 
<mneumark at hotmail.com> wrote:
I'm helping to organize my local barony's cooking guild. I've organized 
a guild before, however, I wanted to see how other people have 
organized cooking guilds for their Baronies and groups?  Feedback on 
how meetings were run, organized, themes decided and how to pick 
organizers when everyone is very enthusiastic would be great. 
> I really want to be able to encourage and be able to have everyone 
> that wants to participate to so, but I don't want anyone to burn out. 
> Thanks in advance for your feedback!
> --Mercy
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