Weights and Measures in the Kitchen

  • Cooking weights and measures are used every day in culinary school. Here is a table showing equivalences between some common units of measurement to help you get started on learning how to convert between them.

    US Liquid Volume Measurements
     UnitEquals
     Also Equals
     1 teaspoon1/3 tablespoon1/6 fluid ounce
     1 tablespoon
    3 teaspoons 1/2 fluid ounce
     1/8 cup
    2 tablespoons1 fluid ounce
     1/4 cup
    4 tablespoons
    2 fluid ounces
     1/3 cup
    1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons
    2 3/4 fluid ounces
     1/2 cup
    8 tablespoons
    4 fluid ounces
     1 cup
    1/2 pint
    8 fluid ounces
     1 pint
    2 cups
    16 fluid ounces
     1 quart
    4 cups
    32 fluid ounces
     1 gallon
    4 quarts
    16 cups
    US Dry Volume Measurements
     UnitEquals
     1/8 teaspoon
    a pinch
     3 teaspoons
    1 tablespoon
     1/8 cup
    2 tablespoons
     1/4 cup
    4 tablespoons
     1/3 cup
    5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon
     1/2 cup
    8 tablespoons
     3/4 cup
    12 tablespoons
     1 cup
    16 tablespoons
    1 pound
    16 ounces


    Here is a Weights and Measures Presentation to help you practice.