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Dining Etiquette

Dining EtiquetteWhat to do and what not to do at dining+The subjest itself is an inetresting aspect in our life. Something as mundane as monotonous and as simple as it sounds, can become a deciding factor in our lives. How many of s feel the butterflies in your stomach when you have to dine with someone important and not sure of how to go about the lunch or dinner, youre stuck wondering wheher youre doing the rigt hing rather than focus on the person and the occasion. Its not just about making an impression but also about being hygenic while eating. Learning table manners is not only for others but for you as well. 1AgendaThe Place settingsHandling utensilsCutting, seasoning and so onTop 10 Table Manners Donts

+Today well be looking at a few basics of dining etiquette. Well be skimming over the topic discussing mainly the important rules to be followed while you are dining due to the time restriction. Which are as follow:2Place SettingsInformal place settingsBasic rule is utensils are placed in the order of useForks go to the left; knives and spoons go to the right of the plateDrinking glasses of any kind go to the top right of the dinner plate

+We typically have 3 diff dining situations in our daily life . Casual dining , social dining and business dining. It becomes all the more important in social and business lunch and dinners where you will meet people for the first time .3

Place SettingsFormal place settingsEverything is geometrically spaced: the centerpiece in the exact center, the place settings at equal distances and utensils balanced.No more than 3 of any implements are ever placed on the table. If there are more than three courses before dessert , the utensil for the fourth course is brought in with the food.

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Handling utensilsHow to Hold?Continental style: Once the food is cut, the knife is kept in your hand or laid across the plate as the other hand lifts the fork to your mouth. The fork is held tines down with the index finger touching the neck of the handle. The fork remains in the left hand.

+Handling utensilsHow to Hold?American( zigzag style): After the food is cut. The American method calls for placing(not propping) the knife on the edge of the plate. Then switching the fork to your right hand before raising it, tines up to your mouth.

+Resting utensils

+When it comes to cutting and seasoning food, we need to know a few basic rules. 10Cutting, seasoning and so onCutting food. Cut your food into one or two bite size pieces at a time.Seasoning food. When at a dinner party or restaurant, always taste your food before seasoning it.Chewing food. Once you start to eat, dont literally bite off more than you can chew. Take a manageable bite, chew it well and swallow it before taking another. Reaching. Dont lean past the person sitting next to you to reach for something on the table. A request to Please pass the (item) is required for everything beyond that invisible boundary, as is a thank you to whoever does the passing.Using a finger bowl. Dip your fingers into the water and then dry them with your napkin.+Top Ten Table Manners DontsChewing with your mouth open or talking with food in your mouth.Slurping, smacking, blowing your nose, or making any other unpleasant noisesPicking your at teeth the tableFailing to place your napkin at the table or not using at allTaking a sip of drink while you are still chewing your food+Top Ten Table Manners DontsCutting up all your food at onceSlouching over your place or leaning on your elbows while eatingExecuting the boardinghouse reach rather than asking someone to passLeaving the table without saying excuse me.+Thank you