The king of spoons, the tablespoon, is the largest type of spoon that is used on a place setting. These bodacious spoons can be used for eating soups, chili and any other viscous substance that’s capable of eluding the noble fork. We carry tablespoons from the industry’s leading restaurant supply manufacturers and feature many different styles to help you create a table setting that matches your vision. Tablespoons are the largest spoon and they are a great all-purpose spoon for scooping up soup, sauce and even for serving foods. Long ago in the 15th century, it was customary for people to carry their own tablespoon around with them, much like a wallet or key ring, after a while, setting a table with silverware became the popular thing to do. Today we have hundreds of different silverware patterns for all types of businesses, from hotel silverware to restaurant silverware and everyone in between.
Whether setting a casual place setting, place the tablespoon to the right of the plate to the right of the knife, if you are using a teaspoon, it will also go to the right of the teaspoon. There are many factors that are necessary to consider when choosing your restaurant flatware. You will want to ensure that your flatware is strong enough to stand up to the use and abuse it will suffer at your establishment. Choose 18/10 stainless steel or 18/8 stainless steel for the strongest and most durable flatware, this type of steel has a small amount of nickel in the alloy that makes it stronger and more resistant to bending or being scratched. 18/0 stainless steel flatware is a great choice for businesses that need to save a few bucks, it won’t last as long as higher grade stainless but it is much more affordable and it still comes in many different patterns to fit nearly any décor.