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Set A Table
The art of table setting can be influenced by many things. These influences include but are not limited to:
The following formal and informal table settings are a generalized contemporary example of an American table setting.
Remember that the utensils for each course are placed in the order served, from the outside in. This will eliminate any confusion for any guest.
Your formal menu may not include a fish course and/or your tableware set may not include fish forks and knives. If there is not a fish course then don't put out the fish forks and knives. In the event there is a fish course, it is perfectly acceptable to substitute what you have such that there are utensils for each course.