Dining etiquette

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  • If you receive a piece of food you don’t like eat the other food. You should make it look like you are eating the food.
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    1. 1. Dinning Etiquettes PCTE-Institute of Hotel Management By Vikash Prasad
    2. 2. Etiquette <ul><li>What is Etiquette? </li></ul><ul><li>Etiquette relates to a code of behaviour among people within an organization, group or society </li></ul>
    3. 4. Greetings <ul><li>When meeting someone… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>rise if you are seated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>smile and extend your hand. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>repeat the other person’s name in your greeting. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A good handshake is important —it should be firm and held for three-four seconds. </li></ul><ul><li>In the today’s business world it is necessary to wait for a female to initiate the handshake. Females & males should both be ready to initiate the handshake. </li></ul>
    4. 5. Why Dining Etiquette? <ul><li>A lunch interview or meeting is not a meeting with food. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a true test of your social skills and your level of sophistication. </li></ul><ul><li>Your host wants to see how you handle yourself in a social setting. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s polite to have proper dining skills when representing yourself or your company. </li></ul>
    5. 6. Arrival <ul><li>Arrive 15 minutes early. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for host/guest in the lobby. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you are standing when they arrive and reach out to shake their hand. </li></ul>
    6. 8. Once Seated – The Napkin <ul><li>No elbows in the table and sit up straight. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for the host to make the first move. </li></ul><ul><li>Never “flap!” </li></ul><ul><li>When you leave the table, rest the napkin on your chair. </li></ul><ul><li>When finished with your meal, do not refold the napkin; lay it to the left of your plate. </li></ul>
    7. 10. Ordering <ul><li>If unsure of price range ask the host what they recommend. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not study the menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the wild food. </li></ul>
    8. 11. Cutlery Arrangement <ul><li>Fork is always on the left hand side. </li></ul><ul><li>Knife and spoon is always on the right hand side. </li></ul><ul><li>Spoon and fork on top head is for dessert. </li></ul><ul><li>Glass is on top right hand side. </li></ul>
    9. 12. Place Setting Start from the outside and work your way in
    10. 20. Resting Position
    11. 21. Closing of Plate

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