Check his or her silverware
Engage in conversation with other guests
Place a napkin on his or her lap
Ask for the menu
Turn off cell phones
Assist ladies out of their coats and help them sit
Hang coats or jackets on back of the chair
Remove keys,purses and cell phone from the table
Bread on the left, drink on the right
The will remind you of good manners "best manners wanted"
They will always remind you to compliment your host "Best Meal and Wine"
...say "no, thank you"
...cover your cup or glass with the palm of your hand
...pick your cup or glass up and throw it into the nearest fireplace
...push your cup or glass away from you
On the table
In the mouth of the person sitting to your right
On the service plate (which the soup bowl sits on)
In the soup bowl
The back of your chair
To the left of your plate, unfolded
On the seat of your chair
In the right nostril of the person sitting to your left
If you went to a post secondary institution
Your level of sophistication
Offers food to the LEFT, help yourself, then pass to the RIGHT
Offers food to the RIGHT, help yourself, then pass to the LEFT
Offers food to the LEFT, pass to the RIGHT, then help yourself
Passes food from the LEFT and help yourself once everyone else has had a serving
Cut pasta in shorter strands before twirling
Use spoon to twirl pasta with fork
Slurp any remaining strands of pasta
Keep fork in contact with plate when twirling pasta
Knife in right hand, fork in left hand holding food.
Eat food by switching fork to right hand(unless left handed)
Place knife on edge of plate with blades facing in when not in use
Utensils must remain in hand during the meal unless you are leaving the table temporarily
Knife in LEFT hand, fork in RIGHT hand
Knife in right hand, fork in left hand
The resting position is cross the fork over the knife.
Finished position: fork and knife are on the right side of plate with fork tines down and cutting edge of knife facing you
Both utensils are kept in your hands with the tines pointed down throughout the entire eating process.
Take a sip of water and swallow
Spit the food in your napkin
Spit food onto fork and place on edge of plate
Transfer small amount of butter, dip or spread to your own plate
Dip piece of bread,chip or toast in common bowl as often as needed
When sharing salsa, do not transfer any to your plate
Eat with dinner fork if salad is the main entree/course
Slice and dice whole salad, add dressing and toss before eating
If served a whole wedge cut one piece at the time using salad knife
If salad is served before or after the main entree use salad fork
Place your folded napkin to the RIGHT side of your plate
Place napkin to the LEFT side of your plate
Place napkin above your plate so server can see that you are really done
Place napkin anywhere because it does not make any difference
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