Text-Only Version of The Formal Table Setting | Kent State University

Text-Only Version of The Formal Table Setting

The table setting of all utensils in relation to the main plate.

Above the plate

From left to right:

  • Butter plate with butter knife laid across diagonally
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Desert fork and spoon laid horizontally, directly above the main plate. The spoon is on top and faces left, with the fork directly below it facing right.
  • Drinking glasses. First the water goblet, then the red wine glass paired closely with a sherry glass directly below it, and then a white wine glass.

Left of the plate

Utensils face upwards, towards the butter plate and knife.

From left to right:

  • Salad fork
  • Dinner fork

The main plate with folded napkin

Right of the plate

Utensils face upwards, towards the drinking glasses.

From left to right:

  • Dinner knife
  • Soup spoon
  • Seafood fork