Simply start with a Basic Setting and add to it.
- If a salad is to be served, the salad fork is placed to the left of the dinner fork.Eliminate the salad fork if no salad is served or place it to the right of the dinner fork to use as a dessert fork if appropriate. (The dessert fork can also be brought to the table when dessert is served.)
- If soup is served, set the bowl on the plate and a soup spoon to the right of the beverage spoon.
- Salad or bread and butter plates go to the left of the forks. Position butter plates above the forks with the butter spreader placed across the plate.
- Cup and saucer go above the spoons with the handle toward the right. Wine or water glasses can be positioned to the left of the coffee cup.