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Worshipful Company of Cooks

The Worshipful Company of Cooks is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The organisation of Cooks was formed in 1311; it received a Royal Charter in 1482. The Company is no longer an association of tradesmen that retains; instead, it is more of a charitable institution, as are most of the other Livery Companies. However, the Company does continue to support culinary colleges and awards prizes in cuisine. The Cooks' Company ranks thirty-fifth in the order of precedence of Livery Companies. Its motto is Vulnerati Non Victi, Latin for Harm Not Food.