View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new iOS app!Introducing SlideShare for AndroidExplore all your favorite topics in the SlideShare appGet the SlideShare app to Save for Later — even offline
View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new Android app!View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new iOS app!
Table Setting 7/26/2011 Etiquette 4 “Liquids on your right" and "solids on your left“ In the center: dinner plate To the right: glassware, cup and saucer, knives, spoons, and a seafood fork if the meal includes seafood To the left: bread and butter plate, salad plate, napkin, and forks
Which Fork Do I use? Water Goblet Coffee Cup Dinner Fork Dessert Spoon Salad Fork Dinner Knife Dinner Spoon
7/26/2011 Etiquette 7 Napkin Fish Fork Dinner Fork Salad Fork Soup Bowl & Plate Dinner Plate Dinner Knife Fish Knife Soup Spoon Bread & Butter Plate Butter Knife Dessert Spoon & Fork Sterling Water Goblet Red Wine Goblet White Wine Goblet Table Setting
Napkin Use 7/26/2011 Etiquette 8 Put your napkin on your lap soon after sitting down at the table Small napkins, unfold Large napkins, fold in half If you leave the table during the meal, place your napkin on your chair as a signal to your server that you will be returning
Napkin Use 7/26/2011 Etiquette 9 Meant only to be dabbed at the lips and should not get dirty in the process If napkin falls on the floor during a very formal event, signal a member of the serving staff that you need a fresh one Once the meal is over, place your napkin neatly on the table to the right of your dinner plate
Silverware 7/26/2011 Etiquette 10 “Eat from the outside in” Details Use one utensil for each course Dessert spoon and fork are above your plate or brought out with dessert
Silverware 7/26/2011 Etiquette 11 Once you have used a piece of silverware, never place it back on the table It is not proper to allow even the clean handle of a knife or fork to rest on the cloth while the other end lies on the plate Unused silverware is simply left on the table
The Knife and Fork 7/26/2011 Etiquette 12 Holding knife and fork Use of knife and fork American European
Appetizers/Buffet 7/26/2011 Etiquette 14 Don’t crowd the buffet Don’t graze, take what you want and walk away Appetizers may be eaten with your fingers, unless very elaborate When in doubt, follow your host
Bread Plate 7/26/2011 Etiquette 15 Bread and butter plate sits left of the dinner plate When butter is passed, take enough for yourself and place it on the edge of your B&B plate Eat rolls or bread by tearing off small bite size pieces and buttering only the piece you are preparing to eat
Soup and/or salad 7/26/2011 Etiquette 16 Spoon the soup away from you when you take it out of the bowl and sip it from the side of the spoon Do not slurp soup from a spoon If your soup is too hot to eat, let it sit until it cools; do not blow on it Place used spoon on the saucer, not in the soup bowl
Main Course 7/26/2011 Etiquette 17 If food spills off your plate, you may pick it up with a piece of your silverware and place it on the edge of your plate. Taste food before seasoning it Pass salt and pepper shakers together Try a bit of everything on your plate
Dessert and Coffee 7/26/2011 Etiquette 18 Dessert utensils will most likely be provided with the dessert Id you do not like coffee, simply place your hand over the cup when offered, or tell the waiter “no, thank you” or ask for hot tea NEVER turn the coffee cup upside down on the saucer
Finishing Touches 7/26/2011 Etiquette 19 Leave your plate where it is in the place setting Lay your fork and knife diagonally across your plate Place your knife and fork side by side, with the sharp side of the knife blade facing inward and the fork, tines down, to the left of the knife
Tips and Pitfalls! 7/26/2011 Etiquette 20 It is inappropriate to ask for a doggy bag when you are a guest. Save the doggy bag for informal dining situations. It is best to order foods that can be eaten with a knife and fork. Finger foods can be messy and are best left for informal dining.
Tips and Pitfalls! 7/26/2011 Etiquette 21 Do not order alcoholic beverages in professional situations. Drinking too much when dining out is one of the most disliked behaviors. Sit up straight at the table. It makes a good impression. When you are not eating, keep your hands on your lap or resting on the table (with wrists on the edge of the table). Elbows on the table are acceptable only between courses, not while you are eating.
Tips and Pitfalls! 7/26/2011 Etiquette 22 Pass items to your right Season your food AFTER you have tasted it Never chew with your mouth open or make loud noises when you eat If food gets caught between your teeth and you can't remove it with your tongue, leave the table and go to a mirror where you can remove the food from your teeth in private
Tips and Pitfalls! 7/26/2011 Etiquette 23 Engage in table conversation that is pleasant but entirely free of controversial subjects. Never spit a piece of bad food or tough gristle into your napkin. Remove the food from your mouth using the same utensil it went in with. Place the piece of food on the edge of your plate. If possible, cover it with some other food from your plate.
The Matter of RSVP 7/26/2011 Etiquette 24 When invited to an event, ALWAYS RSVP by the deadline provided. If you are able to attend, state if you will be alone, or bringing a guest If you are unable to attend, state a brief reason why It is not necessary to remain longer than thirty minutes after dinner if the invitation does not include the entire evening.
Lunch Interviews 7/26/2011 Etiquette 25 Know the place and time Be prompt Allow at least two hours for the business meal Wear business attire Turn off your cell phone Or leave it in your car Business discussions usually begins after placing the meal order
Lunch Interviews 7/26/2011 Etiquette 26 Order items that can be easily eaten You aren’t there to eat…exactly Eat a snack before you go Do not drink alcohol even if offered If you smoke, don’t Take any medication prior to the entering the restaurant when possible
Lunch Interviews 7/26/2011 Etiquette 27 NEVER ask for a “doggy bag” You could be the best candidate based on qualifications… But if you don’t pass the “meal test”, you may get passed over for someone else