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BUSINESS DINING ETIQUETTE
Transcript of BUSINESS DINING ETIQUETTE
THE HOST SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN CHARGE
1) Pick an appropriate time.
2) Make reservations ahead of time.
3) Take charge of the logistics of the meal.
- Direct your guests to the seats.
- Recommend menu items.
NEVER PULL OUT SOMEONE'S CHAIR FOR THEM.
1) Never pull out someone's chair for them,
regardless of gender.
2) In a business setting, leave out social gender rules behind.
1) Most people do not impose their dietary choices on others.
2) You can often judge what to order by the type of restaurant the host chooses.
For example :
Your boss is a vegetarian but chooses to meet at a steakhouse, by all means you can order steak.
KEEP THE FOOD OPTIONS BALANCED WITH YOUR GUESTS.
1) If your guest orders an appetizer or dessert, you should follow suit.
2) Don’t want to make your guest feel uncomfortable by eating a course alone.
KNOW THE UTENSILS' PROPER LOCATION.
1) Food is placed to the left of the dinner plate.
2) Drinks are placed to the right of the dinner plate.
THREE IMPORTANT DON'TS
1) Do not push away or stack your dishes.
- patiently wait for the wait staff to do their jobs.
2) Do not use the napkins as a tissue.
- the napkin should only be used for blotting the sides of your mouth. If you need to blow your nose, excuse yourself to the bathroom.
3) Do not ask for a to-go box.
-to-go boxes are okay for family dinners but not during professional occasions.
CONSIDER THE RESTAURANT WHILE FIGURING OUT DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.
KNOW THE "REST" AND "FINISHED" POSITIONS.
THE HOST SHOULD ALWAYS PAY.
1) Don't fight over a bill.
2) If a male guest insists on paying despite a female host’s best efforts, let him pay.
ALWAYS SAY "PLEASE" AND "THANK YOU" TO WAIT STAFF
1) Do not complain or criticize the service or food.
- your complaints will appear negative, and it is an insult to your host to criticize.
Pachter, B. (2013).
The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success.
New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
ADILA PETRY E20161014751