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What is Etiquette?


 Set of rules or
customs which control
accepted behavior in
particular social groups
or social situations
What is the Difference between Eating and Dining ?


 Dining is an art !
 When you eat, you only please the palate.
PRE-DINING ETIQUETTE
Punctuality
  • Be on time - no one wants
  to be kept waiting.
  • If it is an unavoidable
  delay, try to contact the
  person.

Greeting and Introduction
  •A good and firm handshake
  is important.
Know how to use a standard table setting .
Getting Seated
 Never take your seat
before being invited to do
so by your host.
 The Gentlemen must
always help the lady to be
seated first.
 Always take your seat
from the left side of the
chair
 Wait until everyone is
seated before eating.
How to use Napkin ?
 Place your napkin on your lap after everyone at your
table has been seated.
 Do not open your napkin in mid-air.
 When a meal is completed, place your napkin to the
right of your plate - never on the plate.
Dining Posture

 Sit straight and try not to lean
on the table.
 Keep your elbows off the table
and close to the body when you
are eating.
 However, when you stop to
talk, it is okay to rest your elbows
on the table and lean forward.
How to use the utensils(Silverware) ?
 If a piece of silverware
drops, leave it and ask for a
replacement from your
server.
 Silverware should not
touch the tablecloth once
used.
 Place knife at the top of
the dinner plate, facing in,
after use.
 When you are finished,
place your knife and fork in
the center of your plate.
Handling Utensils
Serving Food

 Do not reach across the table
for an item - politely ask the
person next to you to pass.
 Pass food to the right
 Plates are served on the left.
 Pass the salt and pepper
together.
Dining
 Wait until everyone is
seated before eating.
 When dining with others,
everyone should start and
finish at the same time. If you
are a fast eater try to pace
yourself.
 You could make the others
feel uncomfortable if you finish
before they do.
 When you are finished
eating do not push your plate
away from you.
Offer food to the left
and then help urself
 Take small bites, keep your
mouth closed and finish chewing
before continuing your
conversation.
 Try not to gulp your food, it
isn't very attractive.
 Do not blow on food that is
hot. Wait until it cools or eat from
the side of the bowl, when
having soup.
 Cut meat one piece at a time
 Rest silverware on your plate
when speaking
Excusing Yourself and Problems

 Be discrete if you have problem with the food.
 Remove food the same way it went in-on silverware.
 Excuse yourself, if you have to leave the table.
 Turn your head from the table when you cough or
sneeze.
Paying the Bill

You should prearrange how the bill is being paid.
If being treated by someone, always thank them.
Avoid struggling about who gets the bill.
Do’s During Dining

 Do remember the proper table manners.
 Do try a little of everything served to you unless you
know you’re allergic to a
certain food.
 Do avoid talking with your mouth full.
 Do take small bites.
 Do remove an object such as a bone or gristle from
your mouth with your thumb and index finger and place
it on the rim of your plate.
Do’s
• Do butter bread on the plate, never in midair.
• Do take a quick sip of water if a bite of food is too
hot.
• Do wait until you have swallowed your food in your
mouth before you take a sip of you beverage.
• Do leave dropped silver on the floor. Quietly signal
the wait staff to bring another
piece.
• Do look into, not over the cup or glass when
drinking.
Don'ts During Dining

• Don’t overload your plate.
• Don’t overload the fork.
• Don’t mop your face with your napkin.
• Don’t spread your elbows when cutting
meat. Keep them close to your sides when
eating.
• Don’t chew with your mouth open.
• Don’t saw the meat in a back and forth
motion. Stoke it toward you.
DON’Ts
•Don’t smack your lips. Eat very quietly.
• Don’t push your plate away from you when you’ve
finished eating.
• Don’t gesture with your knife, fork, or spoon in your
hand. If you’re not using the
utensil put it down.
• Don’t eat your neighbor’s food
THANK YOU

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Dining etiquette

  • 1. What is Etiquette?  Set of rules or customs which control accepted behavior in particular social groups or social situations
  • 2. What is the Difference between Eating and Dining ?  Dining is an art !  When you eat, you only please the palate.
  • 3. PRE-DINING ETIQUETTE Punctuality • Be on time - no one wants to be kept waiting. • If it is an unavoidable delay, try to contact the person. Greeting and Introduction •A good and firm handshake is important.
  • 4. Know how to use a standard table setting .
  • 5. Getting Seated  Never take your seat before being invited to do so by your host.  The Gentlemen must always help the lady to be seated first.  Always take your seat from the left side of the chair  Wait until everyone is seated before eating.
  • 6. How to use Napkin ?  Place your napkin on your lap after everyone at your table has been seated.  Do not open your napkin in mid-air.  When a meal is completed, place your napkin to the right of your plate - never on the plate.
  • 7. Dining Posture  Sit straight and try not to lean on the table.  Keep your elbows off the table and close to the body when you are eating.  However, when you stop to talk, it is okay to rest your elbows on the table and lean forward.
  • 8. How to use the utensils(Silverware) ?  If a piece of silverware drops, leave it and ask for a replacement from your server.  Silverware should not touch the tablecloth once used.  Place knife at the top of the dinner plate, facing in, after use.  When you are finished, place your knife and fork in the center of your plate.
  • 10. Serving Food  Do not reach across the table for an item - politely ask the person next to you to pass.  Pass food to the right  Plates are served on the left.  Pass the salt and pepper together.
  • 11. Dining  Wait until everyone is seated before eating.  When dining with others, everyone should start and finish at the same time. If you are a fast eater try to pace yourself.  You could make the others feel uncomfortable if you finish before they do.  When you are finished eating do not push your plate away from you.
  • 12. Offer food to the left and then help urself
  • 13.  Take small bites, keep your mouth closed and finish chewing before continuing your conversation.  Try not to gulp your food, it isn't very attractive.  Do not blow on food that is hot. Wait until it cools or eat from the side of the bowl, when having soup.  Cut meat one piece at a time  Rest silverware on your plate when speaking
  • 14. Excusing Yourself and Problems  Be discrete if you have problem with the food.  Remove food the same way it went in-on silverware.  Excuse yourself, if you have to leave the table.  Turn your head from the table when you cough or sneeze.
  • 15. Paying the Bill You should prearrange how the bill is being paid. If being treated by someone, always thank them. Avoid struggling about who gets the bill.
  • 16. Do’s During Dining  Do remember the proper table manners.  Do try a little of everything served to you unless you know you’re allergic to a certain food.  Do avoid talking with your mouth full.  Do take small bites.  Do remove an object such as a bone or gristle from your mouth with your thumb and index finger and place it on the rim of your plate.
  • 18. • Do butter bread on the plate, never in midair. • Do take a quick sip of water if a bite of food is too hot. • Do wait until you have swallowed your food in your mouth before you take a sip of you beverage. • Do leave dropped silver on the floor. Quietly signal the wait staff to bring another piece. • Do look into, not over the cup or glass when drinking.
  • 19. Don'ts During Dining • Don’t overload your plate. • Don’t overload the fork. • Don’t mop your face with your napkin. • Don’t spread your elbows when cutting meat. Keep them close to your sides when eating. • Don’t chew with your mouth open. • Don’t saw the meat in a back and forth motion. Stoke it toward you.
  • 21. •Don’t smack your lips. Eat very quietly. • Don’t push your plate away from you when you’ve finished eating. • Don’t gesture with your knife, fork, or spoon in your hand. If you’re not using the utensil put it down. • Don’t eat your neighbor’s food