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Camp Kitchen Chef

The chef runs the camp kitchen. This person doesn't do all the cooking - they ensure that there are sufficient supplies for the whole campaign, ensure that all required equipment is repaired, clean and safe.

Chef Camp Area

  • Large tent to store supplies
  • Awning to keep rain off the fire
  • Fire extinguisher/Water for putting out wood fires
  • Fire blanket, first aid kit, burn cream, alcohol gel for hands
  • Skins for water, wine, soap
  • High table for presenting
  • Low table for chopping on
  • low stools (easy access to low fires etc)

Chef Clothing
  • Mid-to-low status clothing

  • Short leather apron, the top is a 'belt', so it only protects the thighs to the knee
  • Small cloths for holding hot equipment, cleaning stuff
  • Coif/cap to keep hair out of food

Chef Equipment

  • Iron knives, wooden butter knives, bowls, trenchers, spoons, bodkins

  • bread-making equipment; kneading board, starter jar, oven

  • wheel barrow

  • light stacking boxes

  • Tinder box, flint and steel

  • dried firewood/charcoal/old embers for low-smoke cooking

  • Food smoker

  • Big basin for washing dishes in. Horsetails.

  • fire-ash for mixing with fat to make soap.

Iron Work

  • Firebox, tripod, cauldrons, skillet/griddle (see Anvil Art)

  • Large knives, flesh hook, chopping boards, manipulators

  • Ladles


  • Oats for oatcakes/porridge

  • Cold-cuts (refrigerated cured meats, cheese, bread, fruit)

  • Butchery/fried/roasted meats

  • Herbs for flavouring

  • Dried fish (decoration only, it tastes horrific)

  • Food pickled in fermented whey

  • Cheesemaking

  • Sausage making (and perhaps try fermented sausages?)

  • Purple carrots, mushrooms, mix of different sized eggs (everything from 'sea birds' to geese)

  • Watercress (Norman's thought the Irish ate Shamrock, they ate so much of it, oldest vegetable known to be consumed by humans)