List of Different Types of Spoons and Knives used in Hotels | Tableware and Their Uses in Hotel Food and Beverage

Different Types of Spoons and Forks Used in Food and Beverage Service

1. Baby Spoon (5.5" - 6.0")

Baby Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

Baby Spoons are small-sized spoons. This type of spoon is larger than the Coffee Spoon and Tea Spoon and is designed for use at breakfast time, for yoghurt or any other drinks or foods that require a slightly larger spoon cup. Due to its special shape, this spoon is ideal for use by infants and toddlers.


2. Butter Knife (5.0" - 6.0")

Butter Knife - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

The tip of the blade is rounded and some are slightly wider at the tip.


3. Cheese Spoon (6.5" - 7.0")

Cheese Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

Cheese spoons are designed for grated cheese. These spoons go together with cheese graters. The cups of these spoons are finely decorated.


4. Coffee Spoon (4.5" - 5.0")

Coffee Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

This is a small spoon designed for stirring Italian-style "Espresso" coffee prepared with a coffee mocha machine, the Neapolitan coffee maker or coffee-shop machine. Its small size serves for small coffee cups and glasses.


5. Cream Spoon (4.5" - 5.0")

Cream Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

Cream spoon has a rounded cup that is perfect for serving sauces or cream onto other food.


6. Dessert Fork (7.0" - 7.5")

Cream Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

Dessert Forks are smaller than Table Forks and even smaller than Fruit Forks. Dessert Forks have three tines and are used for different dessert dishes and sweets


7. Dessert Knife (8.0" - 8.5")

Dessert Knife - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

The dessert knife features a narrow blade and a rounded or pointed tip. The rounded tip is used to section soft desserts, and the tip to cut hard desserts.


8. Dessert Spoon (8.0" - 8.5")

Dessert Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

This spoon is specifically designed for having desserts. It has got an oval bowl and is almost double the size of a teaspoon.


9. Dinner Knife (9.0" - 10.0")

Dinner Knife - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

The dinner knife is the longest knife in a set of flatware. It is used to cut and push food and is laid on the table at all meals, formal and informal.


10. Fish Fork (7.0" - 8.0")

Fish Fork - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Fish Forks are designed for dishes based on fish. Together with a fish knife, Fish Forks simplify cleaning of the fish and makes it easier to eat.


11. Fish Knife (8.0" - 9.0")

Fish Knife - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

The fish knife features a wide blade with a dull edge and a tip made with a notched point used to separate the skeleton from the body and lift the bones onto a plate.


12. Fruit Fork (5.5" - 6.0")

Fruit Fork - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

Fruit fork is smaller than Table Forks and is designed, together with the Fruit Knife and the Fruit Spoon, for use with fruit dishes and appetisers.


13. Fruit Knife (6.0" - 7.0")

Fruit Knife - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

The fruit knife is used to cut and peel fresh fruit at the table in formal and informal dining. The fruit knife features a pointed tip and a narrow blade that is straight or slightly curved.


14. Fruit Spoon (5.5" - 6.0")

Fruit Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

These are smaller than Table Spoons and are used together with Fruit Knives and Fruit Forks, for use with fruit dishes and appetizers.


15. Ham Fork (7.0" - 8.0")

Ham Fork - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Ham Forks have two tines designed for picking up slices of prosciutto and very thinly-sliced deli meats.


16. Ice cream Spoon (6.0" - 6.5")

Ice cream Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

These spoons have a wide-cup that is typically square in shape for picking up just the right amount of ice cream from the bowl.


17. Olive Spoon (6.0" - 6.5")

Olive Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

The olive spoon is used to serve olives and other appetisers preserved in liquids. The spoon's cup has holes for the liquid to drain through, making it easier to serve the food.


18. Oyster Fork 4.0" - 4.5"

Oyster Fork - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

The oyster fork is a small utensil made with three short wide curved tines. The left tine is extra wide to assist in cutting the membrane that connects the oyster to the shell.


19. Pastry Fork 5.0" - 5.5"

Pastry Fork - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

The pastry fork looks similar to a salad fork, but it is narrower and slightly shorter to provide leverage in cutting, the left tine is often notched.


20. Rice Spoon (10.0" - 11.0")

Rice Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

This is a large spoon designed for serving rice dishes and other side dishes at the table. The cup of this spoon is very large and can hold a larger amount of food.


21. Roast Fork (10.0" - 11.0")

Roast Fork - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Roast Forks are the largest of the many different types of forks. Roast Forks have two points designed for stabbing meat during the carving phase and turning it during cooking.


22. Salad Spoon & Fork (8.5" - 9.0")

Salad Spoon & Fork - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Salad spoons go together with Salad Forks and have an elongated shape that helps with mixing salad or vegetables while dressing and makes it easier to serve.


23. Serving Spoon & Fork (10.0" - 11.0")

Serving Spoon & Fork - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel

Serving spoon goes together with the Serving Fork. The Serving Spoon is bigger than the Table Spoon and is designed for serving different side dishes. The large cup allows it to hold a larger amount of food.


24. Snail Forks (4.5" - 5.0")

Snail Forks - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Snail Forks are small forks used for aperitifs, for skewering olives, snails, canapes and other tidbits and appetizers.


25. Soup Spoon (7.0" - 7.5")

Soup Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

The Soupspoon features a wide cup designed for holding a large amount of the product.


26. Steak Knife (8.0" - 9.0")

Steak Knife - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Steak Knife has a sharp tip and a serrated edge to cut thick portions of meat. At a formal meal, a steak knife is not provided if the meat is served roasted, which is easily cut with a regular dinner knife.


27. Sugar Spoon (5.5" - 6.0")

Sugar Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Sugar spoons have a long, narrow cup with slightly raised edges. This special cup helps for pouring the sugar into small-sized cups without spilling it.


28. Sundae Spoon / Parfait Spoon (9.0" - 10.0")

Sundae Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Sundae spoons are characterised by a very long handle. These spoons are designed for stirring long drinks, cocktails and any drink served in a tall glass. The tapered shape of the spoon allows it to reach the bottom of any glass.


29. Table Fork (8.0" - 8.5")

Table Fork - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Table fork is what we use every day for our main dishes. They can be used for pasta, rice dishes, meat or vegetables. These forks are designed for use with a wide variety of different dishes.


30. Table Knife 8.0" - 8.5"

Table Knife - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

Table knives are what we use every day for our main dishes. They can be used for meat or vegetables. These knives are designed for use with a wide variety of different dishes.


31. Table Spoon 8.0" - 8.5"

Table Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

These are what we use every day for our main dishes. They can be used for soups and rice dishes. The cup of these spoons are designed for picking up just the right amount of food


32. Tea Spoon 5.0" - 5.5"

Tea Spoon - Types of Spoon and Knifes used in Hotel 

These are small-sized spoons. This type of spoon is larger than the Mocha Spoon and is designed for stirring tea, American-style or European-style coffee, cappuccinos, herb tea, ginseng coffee and any other drink served in larger-sized coffee cups.