Serving Dishes | Serving Plates
Serving Dishes are the type of tableware that are typically used to transport food from the kitchen for serving at the dining table. Serving Dishes are usually used within the kitchen or dining rooms in residential buildings or commercial settings such as restaurants. Serving Dishes help users by facilitating the serving of food as well as making the process more efficient and pleasant. Although Serving Dishes are highly functional, they may also add to the décor of the room and be used within specific holidays. Serving Dishes range in materiality, color finish, and size. Serving Dishes include butter dishes, casseroles, trays, and platters.
Serving dishes should be passed to the right in a counterclockwise direction unless the other person you are dining with is sitting directly to your left and next to you. If it’s a casual dining setting, people don’t usually think about the way they are passing the dishes of food.
Hors d'oeuvre are the small appetizers or starters that are served before a meal within European cuisine. Hors d’oeuvres can be served either cold or hot and are often made to be easily eaten by hand. Hors d’oeuvres are often served before guests are seated at an event reception or cocktail party.
The recommended amount of serving platters you should own depends on the individual and how many guests will be entertained. If dinners are often made up of meat and salad dishes then it is recommended to have 2 serving platters, but for larger families who have guests often it is recommended to have 5 serving platters.