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Are you using the right serving spoon?


Dinner is served, but what utensil are you using to dish it out?

As every good chef knows, presentation is half the battle. And part of nailing that when serving buffet or family style is choosing the right serving spoon. Here’s a little refresher on which spoon is right for the job:

Solid Serving SpoonAny spoon larger than an average tablespoon, which can be used to serve everything from mashed potatoes to nuts
Slotted SpoonSlots allow liquid to drain, which can be particularly useful when you want to grab veggies or meat from a stew but not the broth
Sugar SpoonA small spoon with a flower-shaped round cup, often used to take sugar from a sugar bowl or tea set
Small Ladle, up to 6” long Typically used for condiments or a modest amount of sauce, like mayonnaise or mustard
Cream Sauce Ladle, 6.5-7” longAccommodates a larger serving of sauce, such as hollandaise or béarnaise
Gravy Ladle, 7-7.5” longFor a generous portion of sauce or gravy, often used in catering
Punch or Soup Ladle, 9” or more long Serves exactly what the name says and holds about 3 oz. of liquid

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