Want to Be in the Know on the Absolute Fundamentals of Breakfast Etiquette?

By Holli Rovenger | Coffee Talk

Nov 06

Proper Table Setting and Etiquette When Hosting Breakfast

 

Breakfast

Spoon on the outside for cereal

Always spoon away when it comes to soup; with cereal you can spoon towards you

Don’t keep the spoon in the bowl when you are finished. Put the spoon on the place plate when you are finished.

When you are served a plate underneath whatever you are eating, the spoon, the fork, etc. is always placed back in the place plate when you are finished.

Don’t shove the napkin in any of the dishes. The napkin is placed on the right hand side now – which says I am through eating; I am finished.

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Guidelines For When Dining Out at a Restaurant ~

  • Make reservations – state your name and number of people and time preferred. Be polite.
  • Being seated – guests go first. If table is not satisfactory immediately ask for a change, with a please.
  • Sit straight and tall at the table – don’t fuss with utensils.
  • Conversation should be moderate tone and elbows are allowed to be on the table until serving time.
  • No cell phones on the table.
  • Ask waiter/waitress their name and mention any allergies you may have to them.
  • If you want time to relax between cocktails and appetizers, entrees, etc. state that to them in a pleasant manner.
  • Be very courteous with staff
  • Thank them for good service
  • Tip 15-20%; does not have to include tax

 

Be sure to see all 4 related articles on Etiquette, Manners and Table setting:

Part 1 Want to Be in the Know on the Absolute Fundamentals of Etiquette?  Introduction, Proper Walking Technique and overall Table Setting Guidelines

Part 2 Want to Be in the Know on the Absolute Fundamentals of Breakfast Etiquette?  Proper Table Setting and Etiquette When Hosting Breakfast and Guidelines for When Dining Out at a Restaurant

Part 3 Want to Be in the Know on the Absolute Fundamentals of Lunch  Etiquette? Proper Table Setting and Etiquette When Hosting Lunch and Table Manners ~ Overall Dining Guidelines

Part 4 Want to Be in the Know on the Absolute Fundamentals of Dinner  Etiquette? Proper Table Setting and Etiquette When Hosting Dinner

 

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