Seen as early as the 12th Century, a Sewer was under The Chief Steward of a Royal Court of Noble House. Originally, The Sewer was responsible to making sure that food was properly served and placed on a Dining Table. It was also his function to make sure that proper seating was arraigned. This was to make sure no “enemies” sat next to one another. The Sewer was also responsible for “tasting” the food (to make sure it was properly prepared). The position would eventually evolve into being held by a Earl (who would work closely with Royalty) – during these functions.