- set the feast budget
- organise and kitchen staff
- research and redact period recipes
- plan menus and purchase provisions
- acquire kitchen equipmet
- cook and supervise kitchen staff
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.