- set the feast budget purchase provisions
- organise and supervise kitchen staff
- research and redact period recipes
- plan menus
- acquire kitchen equipment
When the SCA first started, there was a drive to use words that would sound more Medieval to the ear. A word that was quickly incorporated into the SCA vernacular was "autocrat", soon followed by "feastocrat".
In the Middle Ages the person who cooked the meals was usually called the COOK. Within the SCA, there is a growing preference for the historic term, particularly amongst cooks.