A spatula was a small implement with a broad, flat, flexible blade that was typically used in the preparation of food.
Rom was forced to use a spatula made of a copper-ytterbium composite to repair one of Quark's holosuites, due to his brother’s refusal to buy new components. (DS9: "Our Man Bashir")
In 2372, Hogan was unable to find a spatula to flip the eggs he was cooking for Swinn in the USS Voyager mess hall. (VOY: "Tuvix")
In 2374, Tuvok asked Neelix to "exchange [his] spatula for a phaser rifle", when the need arose for extra security personnel. (VOY: "Prey")