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Party Foul: No Serving Spoons

Recently I went to a wine tasting where there was a huge platter of lamb with no serving spoon. The lamb — which had a succulent red wine sauce — was sliced into small bite-sized pieces and served warm in a caterer's pan. Like not having enough eating utensils, not having the proper serving tools at a party is not okay. Some guests made do with toothpicks or paper plates, but it was a messy struggle to taste the lamb.
If you are going to host a party with a large quantity of food, be sure to have all of the equipment necessary to serve the food appropriately. This is especially important if guests had to purchase a ticket to the event.

Are you familiar with this experience? Have you ever been unable to eat something due to a lack of servingware?

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tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 8 years
Why didn't someone just ask for a serving spoon instead of toothpick-ing it? Did the caterer take off and take all utensils with them?
bushra bushra 8 years
didn't anyone bother to ask for any serving spoons?!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Honestly, no. I find this shocking.
Marci Marci 8 years
So how did everyone serve themselves the lamb? With their own silverware? Lamb in a sauce is obviously not a toothpick food. It's funny when people go to a lot of trouble on one hand, and don't bother on the other.
lisabunny lisabunny 8 years
Was this a catered event? I'd be pretty annoyed if that was the case. I'm more forgiving if it's a private party.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 8 years
haven't had this happen to me, but what a bummer. i think i'd try to find a mug or other type of cup with a handle for scooping. or just use a fork that hasn't been used already?!
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