Running your own restaurant is rewarding, but rarely ever easy. Restaurants are made up of a lot of moving parts, and a few aspects can easily fall behind without you even realizing it. When you think of utensils, you might think that may only refer to one specific shape and size. However, that isn’t the case, as there are so many different types that exist. Choosing which ones are a necessity for your restaurant might be a bit more complicated than you think, especially with how consumers are much more aware of the effects of plastics and disposable utensils have had on our environment. You might be thinking… which ones are worth it? Here are some tips for when choosing the essential utensils for your restaurant.
The knife is probably the most versatile kitchen utensil out there. They come in various shapes and sizes, some are sharper than others, and many of them serve a different purpose depending on your needs. The main ones that you’ll need as a restaurant owner are steak knives and dinner knives. Dinner knives are used to cut and organize your food on a plate, and steak knives share a similar function. Steak knives can be serrated or non-serrated – it all depends on your preference and what exactly you’re serving. They can pretty much also be used instead of a dinner knife. Once your customers have carved up their steak and want to take home some leftovers, be sure to hand them a container to-go.
Spoons are another essential utensil, but you already knew that. There are tablespoons, teaspoons, soup spoons, and dessert spoons, to name a few, so which ones do you choose for your restaurant? If you serve tea or coffee at your restaurant, and you’ve got multiple tables for customers, you should consider investing in teaspoons for stirring sugar and cream. Tablespoons are also popular because they’re larger and better suited for bigger dishes like soup.
Last but not least – there’s forks. There are forks for just about everything – dinner, salad, dessert, and even fish. While it might seem like a dinner fork will be able to cover all of those needs (and it could), you should probably still have forks for dinners and salads at least. It’s the most vital utensil, and you should make sure that you’ve got the right ones for the proper meals.
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