Formal Place Setting Essentials For a Catered Event
April 20, 2017
The arrangement for a place setting can vary widely, based on time of day, type of cuisine, type of event, and many more. This diagram highlights some of the essentials for our daytime setting.
With fine dining, the china and place setting can be a little confusing. Mint Catering NYC is here to walk you through the process! When it comes to the flatware, you want to work from the outside in. For a 2-course meal the first-course fork and knife are on the outside, and the main-course fork and knife are on the inside. When having a 3-course meal a dessert fork and spoon will appear vertically on the top of the plate. When it comes to glasses, a diamond is typically formed above the knives with the smallest glass (white wine glass) in the front, red glass on the right, the largest glass (water glass) on the left - if there is a toast - you will have a flute glass in the back center forming the diamond. For plates, there will be a show plate "charger" on the bottom which will never be removed. Each course will be presented and removed on top of this plate.
For all of your New York City celebratory moments - catered weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, fundraisers, and more - we look forward to being there for all of your event catering needs!