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When talking about flatware, what exactly does a Hostess Set include? How many people does it serve?

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From Oneida.com:

What is in a Hostess Set, Serving Set and an Entertainment Set?

A simple way to remember what pieces are in a Hostess Set is: The word Hostess starts with an "H" everything in a Hostess Set holds something.

  • Hostess Set: Gravy Ladle, Tablespoon, Sugar Spoon
  • Serving Set: Serving Fork, Butter Knife, Pierced Tablespoon
  • Entertainment Set: Casserole Spoon, Dessert Server
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Does this mean that Hostess Set is for one person? –  Roman Protsiuk Sep 4 '10 at 22:25
@Roman: No it means the host set is not a place setting at all, but a collection of specialty tools that you generally need only one or two of at the table. Similarly with the other sets that Michael lists. –  dmckee Sep 5 '10 at 0:44
@dmckee Thanks! –  Roman Protsiuk Sep 6 '10 at 6:46

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