When attending an event, or eating out at a restaurant, there are usually many kinds and types of cutlery and dinnerware plates. It is important for you to be aware of the different types and functions of ceramic plates. This is especially important to prevent embarrassment in special or formal events where the tableware is different from what you usually use daily.
There are quite a number of types of dishes or sets of cutlery that are commonly used to serve food. In this article we will review 6 types of tableware and their functions:
Dinner plate is a type of plate used for main courses. The average dinner plate measures 11 or 12 inches across. This plate is the most used plate during the entire meal and it usually comes out after the salad, it is the plate resting just above the charger. Many choose to use the same plates for both lunch and dinner.
Dessert plates are usually used at formal and informal banquets. Dessert plate is usually called the luncheon plate by craftsmen. The function of this plate is quite diverse. You can use it for snacks, appetizers, and desserts. This plate is only about 18 cm in diameter. Usually often used also at parties, weddings, and others.
BnB stands for bread and butter. BnB plate, is a plate used to put bread and butter. This plate is also called a quarter plate or side plate, because it is usually placed next to the fork. BnB plate is round like a plate in general. The difference is that it has a small size, which is about 15 cm in diameter.
Soup plates have a different shape than other types of dishes. Because the type of plate is used for containing watery food like soup. The shape follows the main function as a soup container. The top of the plate has an arch like a bowl.
However, there are differences between types of soup plates for formal meals and informal meals. For formal dinners, the soup plate is usually shorter in height.
This plate is usually used specifically for serving salads. Salad plate itself has a round shape with two types of different sizes. The first type of large size of about 22 cm, and the second type of small size of about 20 cm.
When faced with various types of plates, you do not have to worry in being confused about the type of plate for salads and ordinary dishes as the salad plate has a larger size than the type of bread and butter plate.
Appetizer plate is a type of plate that is available in sizes that are quite diversed. The size starts from 17 cm. The characteristics of this plate usually have a curved tip but without indentation. This plate is almost similar to bread and butter plate, it is just slightly bigger than the BnB plate.
An appetizer plate is a dish that can be used to serve an appetizer such as cheeses or fruits.
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