Membership is open to any person with an interest in cooking or researching Medieval and Renaissance period recipes. A member is recognised on presentation of the first dish or upon submission of a General Membership form.
Only a registered member of the Guild may wear its insignia or claim membership.
There is no age limit on Guild membership. However written permission, acknowledging the potential physical risks inherent in all kitchen work, must be given by a Parent/Guardian prior to a minor (under 18 years of age) being admitted into the Guild. Members under the age of 18 years old must only cook or undertake work in kitchens for official SCA events, guild workshops and classes whilst under the supervision of an Adult (18+) Guild member.
All Guild members shall begin as novices as of Twelfth Night AS XXIII (Jan 1989)
All Guild members shall begin as general members. Rise in rank requires a mastery of a number of categories
To master a category a dish must be produced for an event to help feed those attending (to serve five or more) or may be presented to members of the cook's Shire / Barony / or other SCA group at any official advertised event (i.e. Meetings, A&S events, Fighter Practices, Tourneys & Feasts).
Period recipe documentation must be provided and any adaptations noted. The presentation and taste of the dish will be commented upon, preferably by fellow members of the local Guild Chapter, or by three members of the cook's Shire / Barony / or other SCA group.
There will be a form (known as the Recipe Submission Form) for recording the cook's name, recipe adaptations on the comments three people. This form and all documentation for each recipe must be sent by the cook to the Guild Administrator in order to count towards Guild Ranking.
Individual Guild members are responsible for ensuring their progress and submission forms are dispatched to the Guild Administrator, however a Chapter may appoint a local Coordinator for paperwork if agreed to by the majority of local members. (Copies of all paperwork are to be held by individual members and Lochac Chapter coordinators in case of non-receipt by Administrator due to postal errors etc.)
Guild members are to be aware that all requirements for ranking level must be fully completed prior to advancement to next level.
Having completed the requirements, each rise in rank becomes valid upon written notification from the Guild Administrator.
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If your name does not appear in any of the lists, and you have submitted work, your file may have been placed in the inactive file or you believe that your ranking is incorrect, please contact the
Guild Administrator - Rhiceneth