[Sca-cooks] Minor rant - allergies and following

Antonia di B C dama.antonia at gmail.com
Tue May 8 19:52:14 PDT 2012

On 9/05/2012 2:32 PM, Claire Clarke wrote:
> Now, if there are specific instructions about how to book for the feast and
> people aren't following them, that is another matter of course. If this is
> something you want to become routine then you need to enforce it at least
> until people are in the habit of doing it. I lived in a barony once where
> people had gotten out of the habit of booking. We ran an absolutely
> catastrophic feast where we assumed 80 people would come and only 45 showed
> up (wasn't the only problem, but it didn't help). The next feast advertised
> came with a very stern notice saying that absolutely positively no one would
> be let in who hadn't booked and payed at least a week beforehand, no excuses
> accepted.

Yeah, we made a big push to change the culture to one where you book, 
you pay ahead, and you tell the steward if you have any dietary issues-- 
and bookings typically close a week or more before the event.

(Upshot-- I never worry about catering for *any* food issue unless it 
relates to a specific person who I know will be attending.)

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo
Dulce et decorum est pro patria pavlovam coxi.

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