Putting it together…

If you’re hosting a buffet dinner, it may be quite a hassle to distribute the fork and the spoon and the paper serviette separately especially when there are a thousand and one things to see to and to be done before you can get the party started. One solution would be to do what I usually do and put it all together way beforehand like this…

STP's serviette holder I

…so that you can hand them out easily or leave them at a convenient corner and your guests can just help themselves and take their own.

To fold the pockets, you need a paper serviette or perhaps, you may prefer to use a kitchen towel. I like the latter better as they are thicker and stronger and when you wipe your mouth, you do not get the disintegrated bits of it all over your face.

Just take a piece and fold it into two…and then, fold one end of it to form a triangle…

Serviette folding 1

Turn it over and fold the opposite end to form another triangle so that the sides will be parallel to each other…

Serviette folding 2

Fold one of the triangles into half and keep folding in the same direction…

Serviette folding 3

…till you get a loose end like this…

Serviette folding 4

Tuck in that loose end into the pocket nearest to it…

Serviette folding 5

…and you can stick in your cutlery – your fork and spoon into the pockets…or if you are having a Chinese sit-down dinner, your spoon and chopsticks…

STP's serviette holders II

…and you can lay it neatly beside the plate or bowl.

You think you want to give it a try sometime?

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

17 thoughts on “Putting it together…”

  1. oh good idea! thats how restaurant fold the serviette! can improvise it and use it at home! hmmmm

    Yup! I learnt that from a hotel cafe and have been doing that since… πŸ˜‰

  2. wow! more napkin folding tips!

    Unfortunately, that’s about the only one that I know. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

    P.S. You’ve been here before? Never mind, thanks for dropping by and do come again. Will link you in my blogroll…

  3. I bet stp also very kedekut… One guest one paper serviette n 1 set of utensil…..
    Coz some ppl do take a lot of napkins @ 1 time….
    Lol just joking…. U really think abt d guest ya….is really convenient for them..
    Customer first….. Good….

    Hah!!! Not very environment-friendly, eh? But I do have boxes of tissue handy for anybody who needs more. Not so stingy lah…sampai tissue paper pun want to restrict. LOL!!!

  4. hahaha, i never bother to do anything with that.. just as long as i make sure they are lying neatly on the table, but most importantly to make sure they are clean for use.. πŸ™‚

    Of course, they are clean…I think. My missus is a retired nurse – luckily she does not insist that I sanitise my hands first before folding and sticking the cutlery inside. Hehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜‰

  5. very rajin u, for me if people come for buffet, self service all the way, mana got time to fold all these when have to do all the cooking as well!!!! But good on u!

    Want to do, must do properly mah! You have many children to help distribute, I don’t. πŸ˜‰

  6. Do I have to? So proper, that is so unlike of me.. hahahaa… anyway, it is good to learn and to practise… my guests will be most “shocked” if I do that the next time they come and makan! hahaha…

    Ya…I know. Some of my guests also – their jaws dropped in disbelief and they exclaimed, “You did all this yourself?” And then they would also want to learn how to fold. LOL!!!

  7. That is nice and neatly done.Never take the trouble to do that. Another new thing to learn. From cooking tips to napkin folding.Must put into practice. Thumbs Up, Arthur

    Yes, who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, eh? LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  8. Very nice tutorial! thanks for sharing this! happy weekend!

    Same to you. Bet you have a lot of other much better ideas for your trendy parties. This one’s for simple old folks like me… Hehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜‰

  9. what’s that writing on the chopsticks? “Floating Best Association”? Lol!

    Jumbo Floating Restaurant Aberdeen…… Dunno if it’s still floating or not. LOL!!!

  10. Tak kuasa I want to do all the origami and what not.Just campak the utensil on the table and hopefully people will know how to help themselves..hehehehe.If my late mom is around, she sure will marah me and say ‘tak senonoh betul’..hahahaha.

    Yalor…like this, kan more senonoh? Want to throw a party, mesti ada gaya sikit, mah… LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  11. haha wow! i should learn that if i were to do a gathering dinner at home!

    Not difficult to learn and do and less hassle or confusion when the time comes – no need for everybody trying to distribute and rushing to get what they need. πŸ˜‰

  12. Aai? Not a post on food? For a moment I thought it’s a post on origami, hehehe. Anyway, thanks for the tip πŸ™‚

    Nope. Having a commercial break for the next two days. LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  13. wah are you applying for a job at the restaurant or planning to open one of your own?

    No lah… I do this whenever I’m entertaining at home. πŸ™‚

  14. Ya, I like to fold my napkins or serviette also when I invite guests to dinner at my house. There so many ways and this is one practical way of doing it. I like how the Thai fold theirs into a lotus bud.

    I’ve seen that…but I don’t think I tried to learn it. I only do it this way – the others, where you fold and put on the plates…not suitable for paper serviettes. The wind will blow them all over – my dining table just below the aircon…and I don’t use cloth napkins. Not so high class lah…. LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  15. Wah !! Tutor on origami ?

    Last time when I was on hotel management course , we do learn how to fold napkin in different way , but I forgot it all . Kekekkeke

    Humph!!! Otherwise, you can also share in your blog and we all learn…for free! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

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