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

By Holli Rovenger | Coffee Talk

Sep 19
Proper Etiquette for Lunch Table.

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Here are the tips and tricks on Lunch Etiquette from Shirley ~

Etiquette for Setting a Proper Table for Lunch

Lunch

There are many different napkin holders on the market

Your food looks much better served on a white plate

Always start your meal with utensils on the outside and work your way in

When setting a table, place 2 fingers at the end of the table and then start setting

Once served, place your napkin ring on the table, fold the napkin and place it in your lap

The cutting edge of the knife should face the plate

Never place the napkin on top of the plate

When getting up to go to the bathroom – never put your napkin on the seat. Put the napkin on your left hand side which says you are not through.

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Table Manners ~ Overall Dining Guidelines:

  • No elbows on the table when eating
  • Use napkin
  • Chew with your mouth closed
  • Take part in the conversation. Don’t make it about you, unless you are asked.
  • Only keep your cell phone with you if you are waiting for an emergency call – leave the table when answering
  • Don’t pick your teeth at the table
  • Avoid slouching, sit tall
  • The one who is hostessing or hosting should make the toast.
  • Don’t start eating until everyone has sat down.
  • Hide your cellphone and be sure it’s on silent
  • Speak softly
  • Avoid using utensils as pointers when speaking
  • After using utensils, place them on the plate or placemat –  not back on the table
  • Thank your host or hostess for a wonderful evening.
  • When getting up to go to the bathroom – never put your napkin on the seat. Put the napkin on your left hand side which says you are not through.

 

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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