The Spoon Lady just popped into mind and it spawned a logistics question...
Assuming that no one mounts the re-enactors' guard (twice) during a weekend of early season camps-of-instruction, are the instructed ever assigned to mess details?
I recall that Forts McHenry, Delaware, Old fort Jackson and many other restored instillations have employed $$$ specialty groups to handle one of the most necessary and time-consuming activities at events other than with troops on the move. That is, feeding an army or portion thereof while in garrison.
For any re-enactor who attends a re-enactor camp-of-instruction (or maybe two) throughout the season, much could be gained by learning about hands-on period food preparation and service. This was a rotating 'privildge' in any army setting.
Many, though, may not relish such a hefty portion of their set-aside weekend training being such an opportunity. Serving a stint in the kitchen? Some might even view their attendance (and the valuable time they carved out to be present and accounted for) as having devolved into a less-than-learned event; no drill, fewer lectures, up earlier than everyone else is not what they had in mind.
Where are the Betty Barfields of to-day? Is Kombat Katerers still a sizzling group in the East? How might it work over yonder in your mess hall or tent?