Different Types of Flatware
With so many options out there, shopping for restaurant flatware can be a challenge – that's why we've created this handy guide. In this flatware buying guide, you’ll learn about some common terms related to commercial flatware to help you make an educated decision in choosing the right flatware that's best suited for your establishment. It's important to know the differences between the various styles, because, with all the different types of flatware available in the market, the decision making process can become extremely overwhelming! We've even made it easier by including a comparison guide so you can view each pattern we offer, and compare it in style to similar patterns from other manufacturers to ensure your new flatware matches your existing collection.
Shop Our Selection of Restaurant Flatware
Flatware includes eating and serving utensils, such as forks, knives and spoons, that are used at the table, rather than kitchen tools used in back-of-house. Our commercial flatware sets are both stylish and durable. No matter which flatware pattern is best for your restaurant, our wide selection and low prices will get you the wholesale flatware you need without breaking the bank. Shop our flatware collections by weight to find the best flatware for a casual or upscale dining experience. Flatware weights include medium- and heavy-weight (18/0), and extra heavy-weight (18/8 and 18/10).
Choosing the best flatware depends on your budget and how casual or upscale your eatery may be. The best options are medium-weight flatware for the lowest prices, heavy-weight for a sturdier feel and mid-range price point, and extra heavy-weight flatware for the most durable, and upscale option. Shop our individual forks, knives and spoons if you are looking for specialty utensils like bouillon spoons, salad forks, grapefruit spoons, or steak knives.
Whether you’re searching for a salad, dessert, or dinner fork, we carry a variety of sizes and styles of forks for your restaurant or diner.
To find the style of knife that’s right for your business, be sure to check out our selection of dinner, steak, and butter knives.
If your diner or hotel is shopping for new flatware, our inventory of restaurant spoons covers several styles, including tea, serving, and soup spoons.
Medium Weight Flatware
Medium weight flatware, also known as economy weight flatware, is great for schools, hospitals, and other institutions where loss or theft happens more frequently. This stainless steel flatware is corrosion-resistant and feels light in your hand. Thanks to its economical price, you can reorder more when you need it without stretching your budget!
Heavy Weight Flatware
Heavy weight flatware is made of durable and corrosion-resistant stainless steel. It's more durable than medium weight flatware, and it also features a finer finish. These utensils feel heavier in your customers' hands, and we offer a wide range of styles, from undecorated to ornate designs, to add style to your table settings. Use heavy weight flatware at casual, fast casual, and mid-level food service businesses.
Extra Heavy Weight Flatware
Extra heavy weight flatware comes with more nickel content, making it more durable and rust-resistant than alternative options. Because of its nickel content, extra heavy weight flatware won't be picked up by flatware retrievers, but it boasts a superior shine and luster. This premium grade flatware is great for fine dining establishments and feels very sturdy in your diners' hands, giving them more stability and control as they eat.
Other Tabletop Supplies
- Beer Sampler Glasses and Beer Paddles
- Cambro Huntington Designer Plastic Tumblers
- Espresso Cups
- Carlisle Bistro Designer Plastic Tumblers
- Carlisle Lorraine Designer Plastic Tumblers
- Wine Tasting Glasses
- GET Bell Soda Glass Designer Plastic Tumblers
- GET Stream Designer Plastic Tumblers
- GET Tahiti Designer Plastic Tumblers
- Experience Stolzle Glasses
- Milano Stolzle Glasses
- Stolzle Barware Glasses
- Stolzle Glass Carafes
- Tangerine Homer Laughlin Fiesta Dinnerware
- Weinland Stolzle Glasses
Our restaurant flatware allows you to create the perfect tabletop presentation whether you run a café, coffee shop, a large dining hall, or popular restaurant. Are you looking for disposable flatware? Shop our selection of plastic utensils , individually wrapped plastic flatware sets, or bamboo and birch wood eco-friendly utensils. If you're wondering where to buy flatware, we have a large selection available at the lowest prices.