How to Set a Table With Silverware

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When setting a table with silverware, you always need to make sure that you're putting everything in the exact place that it's supposed to go. Set a table with silverware with help from a classically-trained chef with experience in both World class restaurants and private dining companies in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Teca Thompson, Farm-To-Table Chef. Today, I'm going to show you how to set the table with silverware. So, I'm just going to do a simple five place setting with basic silverware. And so, I've just put a plate in the place mat right in front of me, and I'm just going to start from the left side and work toward, work to my right. So, we're going to start with salad fork on the very outside, dinner fork, your knife on the right side of the plate and the blade should be pointed in towards the plate. Then, your small soup spoon should be placed next to the knife and then your dinner spoon. So, this is a simple; I'm going to turn it around so you can see it. This is a simple and correct way for five-place setting to set your dinner plate. I'm Chef Teca Thompson, that is how to set your table with silverware. Thank you for watching.


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