Art of Tablesetting

BREAKFAST

 Breakfast Tablesetting

Flatware: Dinner Fork, Dinner Knife, Teaspoon
Dinnerware: Two Bread & Butter Plates, Cup, Saucer
Drinkware: Water Glass, Juice Glass

 

LUNCH

Lunch Tablesetting

Flatware: Salad Fork, Dinner Fork, Dessert or Dinner Knife, Teaspoon
Dinnerware: Bread & Butter Plate, Luncheon Plate
Drinkware: Water Glass, Wine Glass

 

DINNER

Tablesetting Dinner

Flatware: Salad Fork, Dinner Fork, Dinner Knife, Teaspoon, Butter Knife
Dinnerware: Bread & Butter Plate, Salad Plate, Dinner Plate
Drinkware: Water Goblet, Wine Glass

 

FORMAL DINNER

Tablesetting Formal Dinner

Flatware: Salad Fork, Dinner Fork, Dinner Knife, Oval Bowl Soup/Dessert Spoon or Dinner Spoon, Teaspoon, Butter Knife
Dinnerware: Bread & Butter Plate, Two Salad Plates, Service Plate, Cup & Saucer
Drinkware: Water Goblet, Champagne Flute, Wine Glass

 

EUROPEAN

European tablesetting

Flatware: European Size Dinner Fork, U.S. Size Dinner Fork, European Size Dinner Knife, Dessert Knife, Oval Bowl Soup/Dessert Spoon or Dinner Spoon, European Size Teaspoon, Butter Knife, Fish Knife, Fish Fork
Dinnerware: Bread & Butter Plate, Salad Plate, Service Plate
Drinkware: Water Goblet, Champagne Flute, Two Wine Glasses

 

BANQUET

Banquet tablesetting

Flatware: Salad Fork, Dinner Fork, Dinner Knife, Teaspoon
Dinnerware: Bread & Butter Plate, Salad Plate, Dinner Plate, Cup & Saucer
Drinkware: Water Glass or Water Goblet, Wine Glass

Tips

  • Allow at least 24 inches for each place setting.
  • Keep all tableware approximately one inch from the edge of the table.
  • Place all knives with the cutting edge toward the plate.
  • Arrange flatware in order of use, working from the outside
    –in for each course served. If salad is served after entree, place salad fork next to plate
  • Glass placement: from right to left, white wine, red wine, and water/iced beverage.
    Champagne may be placed behind red and white.
  • A seafood/cocktail fork is always placed to the right of the soup spoon,
    unless served with a seafood cocktail. It may be placed on the cocktail plate.