Dinner forks are used to eat the main course in formal and informal dining settings. Restaurant dinner forks are placed just to the left of the dinner plate in either a formal or casual setting. This fork is an absolute essential, if you choose no other fork for your flatware set, it must be this one, perhaps that is why the dinner fork is always included in all flatware sets. Here at FoodServiceWarehouse.com, we offer both flatware sets and individual forks to be purchased separately if you are building your own set.
Dinner forks range from 6 to 9 inches in length and are available in several styles. Dinner forks feature long tapered tines, this is because they are made to spear pieces of food, such as steak. Forks come in two sizes, continental-size and place size, or American size. The place size forks are slightly smaller and more versatile as they can be used in either a formal place setting or an informal one. When choosing silverware patterns, you will have several to choose from, including many eye-catching modern designs as well as some plain-Jane styles that we all know and love. Don’t forget to consider the steel grade when choosing your hotel silverware or restaurant flatware. Choose higher grade 18/10 stainless steel silverware or 18/8 stainless steel silverware for the best value, this type of alloy contains more nickel so it will resist bending and being scratched. 18/0 stainless steel flatware has the lowest grade but it is still a great choice for many businesses because it is less expensive but it still comes in many patterns to fit almost any décor.