|Cutlery is an important part of any table setting and can often dictate to the customer the quality and ambiance of the surroundings. Generally, cutlery is divided into three groups; economy cutlery, Parish patterns and quality cutlery.
Economy cutlery is basic entry level cutlery used throughout schools, hospitals and by contract caterers. It is made from stainless steel and is plain in design. It is often used in transport cafes.
Parish pattern cutlery is made of 18/0 stainless steel and includes five patterns, bead, kings, harley, dubarry and Jesmond. These are patterns have been around for many years and are in use throughout the catering industry. Kings pattern cutlery is a favourite of Indian restaurants. Harley is quite a simple design and fits in to many establishments.
Top quality cutlery is made of high quality 18/10 stainless steel and is often found in restaurants and bistros. Genware Saffron and Florence cutlery bridges the gap between Parish patterns and quality 18/10 cutlery and is very popular.