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Allegiance House Stark
Culture Northmen
Lover Osha
Issue Turnip

Gage is the head cook at Winterfell.[1] He has a child, Turnip.[2]


Gage eagerly awaits the return of game hunters to Winterfell.[3] When there are lemons to be had, he makes lemon cakes for Sansa Stark.[4] Gage also bakes beef-and-bacon pies[5] and steak-and-kidney pies.[4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Rickon Stark is upset, and his direwolf Shaggydog bites Gage's arm.[6] The captured wildling Osha is sent to work with Gage in the kitchen. The cook has a sexual relationship with Osha, who finds Gage gentler than her former lover, Stiv. Gage lets Osha pray in the godswood of Winterfell from time to time.[6]

A Clash of Kings

Osha helps Gage with cooking, baking, and cleaning in the kitchens.[7] The cook is sullen toward Theon Greyjoy after the capture of Winterfell.[3][8]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Theon Greyjoy and Jeyne Poole escape Winterfell, and are discovered by Mors Umber. Crowfood asks Jeyne questions about the castle to confirm her assumed identity of "Arya Stark", such as the names of servants, including the smith and the cook. Jeyne immediately answers with Gage's name, and Mors assumes the cook died during the sack of Winterfell.[4]


Well, your dreams are your business. Mine's in the kitchens, and I'd best be getting back before Gage starts to shouting and waving that big wooden spoon of his.[9]

Mors: When last I was inside those walls, your cook served us a steak and kidney pie. Made with ale, I think, best I ever tasted. What was his name, that cook?
Jeyne: Gage. He was a good cook. He would make lemoncakes for Sansa whenever we had lemons.[4]