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Silver Serving Utensils

We are often asked by our clients and readers about proper serving utensils for formal (and sometimes informal) meals.  Here are a few common and yet not so common serving utensils that are part of most sterling silver services.


SILVER SERVING UTENSILS

Berry/Casserole
berries, casseroles, salads, fruit or vegetables
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Flat Server
fish, chops, tomatoes, desserts, pastries
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Master Butter Knife
butter pats, on the sandwich tray for cheeses, relishes. Hollow Handle
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Ice Cream Slice
brick ice cream
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Sugar Spoon
sugar, jellies, jams and marmalade
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Asparagus Server
asparagus or croquet
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Mustard Ladle
for hot mustard or horseradish
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Hooded Asparagus Server !
Gravy Ladle
for sauces, gravy, dressings
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Macaroni Server
pasta, vegetables
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Pierced Tablespoon
used to serve juicy vegetables
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Cheese Scoop
soft cheeses and spreads
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Tablespoon
vegetables, fruits, puddings
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Cracker Scoop
oyster crackers or ice shaves
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Sugar Tongs
for sugar cubes, candy, ice cubes
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Butter Pick
butter pats, brick cheese, pickles & olives
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Olive Fork
olives, pickles, also a butter pick and for hors d’ oeuvres
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Tea Strainer
to strain tea
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Bon Bon/Nut Spoon
for candies, nuts and canapés
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Ice Tong
ice cubes
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Jelly Server
for jellies, jams, preserves, cream or cottage cheeses and relishes
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Salad Tongs
salads, ice cubes
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Lemon Fork
for lemon, orange, lime slices, hors d’oeuvres
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Carving Fork
large roasts, ham steaks, fowl, and other meats Hollow Handle
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Cream/Sauce Ladle
sauces, salad dressings, entree and desserts
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Carving Knife
large roasts, ham, steaks, fowl, and other meats Hollow Handle
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Cold Meat Fork
serves sliced meats, chops, cutlets
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Large Serving Fork
meats, fowl Hollow Handle
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Pie/Cake Server
also serves molded salads, pizza slices, frozen desserts Hollow Handle
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Fish Serving Knife
fish, pies, pastries also knife on cold meat or cheese platters. Hollow Handle
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Bar Knife
slices and serves lemons and limes, also used as a bottle opener
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Cheese Serving Knife
for brick cheeses, sliced cheeses, pates Hollow Handle
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