John Marshall Atte Forde

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Photo by Lee Ann Posavad
Resides: Hartshorn-dale
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
John's Arms
Award & Office Badges
Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Burdened Tyger Companion of the Order of the Maunche Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Order of the Harlequin Master of Horse


Lord John Marshall atte Forde

Member of SCA since 1999

The arts of food Lord John’s passion is learning about the foods and beverages of SCA period and bringing them to the understanding, and appreciation, of the modern world. Many of today's most basic foods are similar to those of period, and we cannot understand today's food without knowing that of our ancestors.

  • 04/06/2002 Award of Arms
  • 04/12/2003 Companion of the Burdened Tyger
  • 07/22/2006 Companion of the Manche
  • 06/07/2008 Companion of the Burdened Tyger
  • 10/18/2008 Companion of the Silver Crescent
  • 2009 Northern Lights, third place overall
  • 12/2016 Order of the Master of Horse (Bhakail)
  • 12/2017 Order of the Harlequin (Bhakail)
  • 09/24/2022 Order of the Laurel


My persona is a traveling 12th Century Merchant from the Shropshire area of England. He is married to the half-Welsh Elizabet and together they travel the world, collecting interesting objects and eating and cooking the foods they find.

Event Staff and Vigils


In addition to helping in numerous kitchens throughout the kingdom:

  • Alles Faire in Love and War (2000 dayboard, 2001-2005 assisted in kitchen)
  • Games and Galliards (2000 assisted with dayboard and feast, 2001 co-head of feast, 2002 co-head of feast)
  • Autumn Schola (2001 dayboard, 2003 dayboard, 2004 dayboard)
  • Green Lane demo (dinner for participants in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009)
  • Sword & Chrysanthenum (2002 head of kitchen for the “Inn” dinner)
  • 12th Night (2003 head up kitchen for “all day dayboard”)
  • Emmaus Faire (2003 dayboard)
  • Cooking Thing (2007 head of one course for feast)
  • Noisemaker’s (2007 lead cook feast (RP), 2008, lead cook, feast) Menu for 2007
  • Blue Horn Tavern (2007 dayboard)
  • Coronation of Konrad and Brenwyn, 2008 (lead cook for one course)
  • Artisan’s Challenge, Display and Workshop (2010, 2011 dayboard)
  • Crown Tournament (2011 head coordinator of dayboard)
  • Bhakail Yule 2014 - Assistant to the Head Kitchener and Chief Pretzel Maker
  • Artisan's Village 2016 - Taught open fire baking in Cooking Village
  • Southern Region War Camp June 2016 - Assisted Martyn de Halliwell with Dayboard
  • Bhakail Yule 2016 - Head Chef for Feast
  • Bhakail Yule 2018 - Head Chef for Feast
  • Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke and Vienna de la Mer - 2018 Kitchen staff
  • Dining with Henri (2019 assisted in kitchen)


  • Was archery marshal or marshal in charge for several events


  • Joint vigil of Mistress Cellach and Mistress Mathilde. Menu and recipes
  • Master Michael Woffauer Menu
  • Ása in Svarta (part of team)

Classes & Interests


  • Quick Easy Cheese (More info)
  • Butter making
  • Feta
  • The Effects of Yeast in Beer
  • The Effects of Yeast in Dark Beer
  • Sausage making
  • Milk to Meal - day long class, making cheese, pasta dough and all turned into raviole outdoors over an open fire


Primary - Food and Brewing


More Information

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