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Table Manners and Etiquette
Transcript of Table Manners and Etiquette
What are table manners and etiquette?
Napkins should be placed on the lap as soon as you are seated.
Basic Table Manners
Do not order alcoholic beverages-even if everyone else does.
Never chew with your mouth open or make loud noises when you eat.
Do not talk with your mouth full.
Do not slurp soup from a spoon.
Eat rolls or bread by tearing off small bite size pieces and buttering only the piece you are preparing to eat.
Table conversions should be pleasant but entirely free of controversial subjects. Do not ask someone a question as they are about to take a bite.
If you need something that you cannot reach easily, politely ask the person closest to the item you need to pass it to you.
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It is best to order foods that can be eaten with a knife and fork.
Sit up straight at the table.
When you are not eating, keep your hands on your lap or resting on the table.
Do not season your food before you have tasted it.
If food spills of your plate, you may pick it up with a piece of silverware and place it on the edge of your plate.
Do not eat food from someone else's plate.
Do not eat enormous amounts of food as though you have not eaten in days.
Turn your cellphone off, and put them out of sight.
Never apply or reapply makeup at the table.
Table manners are the rules of etiquette used while eating, which may also include the appropriate use of utensils. Different cultures observe different rules for table manners. Each family or group sets its own standards for how strictly these rules are to be enforced.
Etiquette is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, class, or group.