Serving spoons are an essential part of catered events and buffet lines. They can also be used to help your guests serve themselves if you serve family style dishes. These spoons are not much longer than a normal spoon, but they feature much larger bowls than tablespoons so that they can be used to effectively serve guests.
Stock up on serving spoons for your restaurant supplies, hotel silverware and catering buffet. Each compartment or dish needs its own spoon. Choose between stainless steel, precious metals and plastic utensils. When picking serving spoons it is important to note whether you need perforated or solid spoons. For serving vegetables or fruits that are sitting in juice or syrup, consider a perforated spoon so that your guests can serve themselves without getting excess liquid. Perforated spoons are perfect for veggies and fruit salads.
For items that do not need draining, such as nuts, mashed potatoes and casseroles, use a solid serving spoon. If the spoon will be sitting in a hot chafer or steam table pan for long periods of time, you may want to consider getting a plastic, ergonomic handle. These cool-touch handles prevent guests from getting their hands burnt. When serving dishes that may easily fall off the spoon like roasted potatoes or salads go with a notched spoon. The notches allow customers to pierce the food as well as scoop it, in case there are a few tricky pieces that they are having trouble keeping on the spoon.