Cutlery refers to the sets of utensils used for serving, eating, and preparing food. In the hospitality industry, cutlery is an important aspect of dining service and can range from simple sets of utensils for everyday use to more elaborate sets for special occasions.
For everyday use, hospitality industry cutlery sets may include basic utensils such as forks, knives, spoons, and serving utensils. These sets can be made of a variety of materials, including stainless steel, plastic, and wood.
For more formal dining occasions, such as banquets or upscale restaurants, cutlery sets may be more elaborate and include additional utensils such as dessert forks, seafood forks and knives, and cheese knives. These sets may be made of higher-quality materials, such as silver or gold, and may be intricately decorated.