How Many Steak Knives Do I Need for My Kitchen?

If someone is giving a party and serving steaks at the party, they may need an elegant way to eat the meat. The best way to cut the meat is by knives which are especially used to cut the steaks. These are called the steak knives and these are available at most of the culinary shops. There are three main factors that will decide the number of knives needed at a place of gathering.

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Style of the party:

If the party style is lavish, there will be need of one or even two knives per person. It will be a really good option to go give two different sizes to each person. It is observed in the formal type of parties two knives will be used if there are two knives placed on the table. For six persons there will be need of twelve knives set.

The budget of the party:

If the party is low to normal budget then it is best to keep only one knife for one person. If there are six persons in a party, it is better to bring the six pieces set of knives. In casual parties, it is seen that if two knives are places on the table for one person, half of them are left unused. In this kind of parties, there will be no need to keep an extra set of knives.

The number of participants:

If the party is big then there will be a need for more resources. If 12 people are coming to the party the requirements of knives will be more as compared to a small gathering. The larger the gathering the better it is to keep only one per person. It is always better to get one set extra in larger gatherings. People tend to drop the knives when they are trying to cut the steak.

Last Updated on February 6, 2021 by Andy Wang

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My name is Andy Wang, and I'm a retired chef. I used to work at the City Vineyard restaurant in NYC. I also had a culinary degree from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. And this blog is where I share my love for knives and cooking with people like you.