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Silver service (waiting); Silver Service (waiting); Butler service

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Silver service (in British English) is a method of foodservice at the table, with waiter transferring food from a serving dish to the guest's plate, always from the left. It is performed by a waiter by using service forks and spoons from the diner's left.
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WORK OF SILVER
Silverware (household); Silver (household)
Household silver or silverware (the silver, the plate, or silver service) includes tableware, cutlery, and other household items made of sterling silver, silver gilt, Britannia silver, or Sheffield plate silver. Silver is sometimes bought in sets or combined to form sets, such as a set of silver candlesticks or a silver tea set.

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Silver service

Silver service (in British English) is a method of foodservice at the table, with waiter transferring food from a serving dish to the guest's plate, always from the left. It is performed by a waiter by using service forks and spoons from the diner's left. In France, it appears to be now known as service à l'anglaise ("English service"), although historically that meant something else, with the hostess serving out the soup at one end of the table, and later the host carving a joint of meat at the other end, and diners serving themselves with other dishes.

A modification of silver service is known as butler service.

Examples of use of silver service
1. The meeting took place over an intimate, hushed, silver service lunch.
2. Early menus included wild rice pancakes with blueberry syrup, served on bone china with silver service.
3. Only those born not with a silver spoon, but a whole silver service in their mouths could seriously doubt this.
4. Started his working life as a silver service waiter after graduating with an MA in history and classics, but now boasts of earning an "astronomical amount of money" as a media telesales executive.
5. They then enjoyed a Ł125–a–head dinner, with teams of silver service waiters bringing in caesar salad followed by sesame–crusted salmon served on a bed of avocado rice, fruit sorbet and a cheese course.