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Title: Etiquette


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Etiquette
Nancy Shutts
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What is Etiquette
Rules that govern socially acceptable behavior
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What is Etiquette
The oldest known book on manners was during the
Medieval times
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EtiquetteDining like a Diplomat
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Table Setting
Water
White Wine
Bread Plate Knife
Red Wine
Dessert spoon/fork
Soup Dish
Dinner Plate
Salad Fork
Napkin
Dinner Fork
Soup Spoon
Dinner Knife
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Finger Bowls
  • Its not a cup of soup
  • It will be served either before or after the
    dessert course
  • There is a slice of lemon floating in the water
  • Dip your fingertips in the water (no scrubbing)
  • Dry with your napkin (delicately), and set the
    bowl to the side of your plate

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Utensils
  • Use the outer utensils first and work your way in
  • Drink to your right and eat to your left
  • If your neighbor has already taken your bread
    plate or drink, quietly ask the waiter for another

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Soup
  • Only fill it 3/4 full to avoid spilling
  • Sip, not slurp, from the edge of the spoon
  • Do not insert the whole bowl of the spoon into
    your mouth
  • It is proper to tip a soup bowl slightly to get
    all of the soup away from your body
  • If soup is too hot to eat, let it cool in bowl.
    Do not blow on it.
  • Do not drink like its a cup of coffee

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Ordering food
Simply close your menu and place it on the table
in front of you
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Waiters normally serve from the left and remove
from the right
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Napkin
Youre at a table in a restaurant for a business
dinner. Midway through the meal, youre called to
the telephone. What do you do with your napkin?
Leave it on your chair
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Napkin
Banquet setting or at a restaurant
  • Place your napkin in your lap as soon as you are
    seated
  • Never shake it out, snap it or use it as a
    handkerchief

Private Home
DONT GRAB IT FIRST Wait for the host to place
his/her napkin on his/her lap before placing
yours, or wait for the acknowledged head of the
table to take his/hers before taking yours.
Does the napkin have to be put on lap?
Yes!
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Napkin
The host will signal the end of the meal by
placing his or her napkin on the table.
DO keep your napkin in your lap until everyone at
the table has finished eating.
Do not hand it to the server or place it on top
of your plate when you are finished. Your napkin
should be folded loosely and placed on the left
side of the plate
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Eating
You can gently rest your forearms on the table
between bites
Your hands should be in your lap between courses
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Eating
Keep your elbows off the table at all times!
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Eating
Two ways to use a knife and fork to cut and eat
your food.
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Eating
Lay down your utensils with the tips of your fork
and knife crossed in the middle of the plate
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When you finish
Place your silverware on the plate with the knife
point and fork tines to the center of the plate
and handles to 4 oclock.
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Wine
  • Taste its ok to ask for a taste of the wine
  • Check the label to be sure it is the exact wine
    that was ordered.
  • The first taste is offered to the host/hostess,
    who will take a sip and indicate approval or
    disapproval but the host/hostess is served last,
    after all the guests have been served.
  • Toast look humble and appreciative. Initiate a
    return toast by saying a simple thanks and taking
    a sip

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Wine
If you are drinking white wine, hold the glass
by the stem
If you are drinking red wine, hold the glass by
the bottom of the goblet
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Finger Foods
Artichoke Asparagus Bacon Sandwiches
Cookies Small fruits or berries with
stems French fries and potato chips
Hamburgers and hot dogs Corn on the
cob Caviar Pickles
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Other things you should know
Always be patient and wait until everyone has
been served
Its embarrassing to start eating before the host
or hostess has had a chance to say grace or
present a toast
DONT chew gum in a restaurant. Remove it from
your mouth before entering the restaurant. Do not
place gum on the edge of your plate, in your
napkin or under the table. Find a waste can.
Dont be a food critic
Never address your server as boy, son, honey or
dear
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Other things you should know
Avoid taking calls during meals, particularly on
cell phones
If food gets caught between your teeth and you
can't remove it with your tongue, leave the table
and go to a mirror where you can remove the food
from your teeth in private.
Eat rolls or bread by tearing off small bite size
pieces and buttering only the piece you are
preparing to eat.
DONT share food. Tasting other peoples food is
acceptable only if the owner places it on an
unused separate side plate. Never eat from
another persons plate or use another persons
utensils.
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Other things you should know
Ladies, when would you put your purse when you
are eating?
You can place your purse on your lap or between
your back and the chair.
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Other things you should know
Once you have used a piece of silverware, never
place it back on the table. Place it on the plate
or a saucer. Any unused silverware is simply left
on the table.
The salt and pepper are always passed together
even if you are asked to pass just salt.
Never season your food before tasting it
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Other things you should know
Small bites of food are better to take than large
ones so that you can respond easily when spoken
to without having your mouthful and its also
better for the digestion.
Never spit a piece of bad food or tough gristle
into your napkin. Remove the food from your mouth
using the same utensil it went in with. Place the
piece of food on the edge of your plate.
If you or someone you are dining with is
left-handed, it is better for the left-handed
person to sit at the left end of the table or at
the head of the table.
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Other things you should know
Slurping, smacking or otherwise eating food in a
noticeably audible or visible manner is never
pleasant for those who are present.
Never talk with food in your mouth or on your
utensil. The last thing you want to do is eject
food at the person to whom you are speaking. Chew
with your mouth closed and no noise
If you spill something, don't make a big deal of
it
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Other things you should know
If your silverware falls onto the floor, pick it
up if you can easily reach it and let the server
know you need a clean one. If you can't reach
it, tell the server you dropped a piece of your
silverware and ask for a clean one.
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Other things you should know
Don't leave lipstick smears on anything
Don't tilt or squirm in your chair
Don't smoke
Dont keep your tooth pick in your mouth like
you are having a cigarette
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Quiz
Often in North America the salad is served after
the main course. A True B False
You are asked to pass the salt at a dinner. You
pass both salt and pepper instead. Are you
correct? A Yes B No
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Quiz
It is acceptable to keep your elbows on the table
while eating. A True B False
Once you have used a piece of silverware, never
place it back on the table A Yes B No
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Quiz
As a guest, you should not order one of the most
expensive items on the menu, True or False
Should I pass the food item from left to right or
from right to left?
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Quiz
Identify No. 1 and 3 from this picture A Butter
plate and knife AND wine glass B Water glass and
butter plate C. Butter knife and champagne glass
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Nancys Tips
If you're not sure what to do, wait and see what
your neighbor does
Fake it
Practice it will become natural!
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Any Questions?
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