Dining Etiquette Do’s And Don’ts: Have you ever faced embarrassment for lack of knowledge of food etiquette? If the answer is yes, then this little knowledge can show your impressive personality in front of everyone.
New Delhi. Dining Etiquette Do’s And Don’ts: There are many occasions when we have to go out for lunch or dinner with colleagues or clients or for dinner with relatives in connection with work. Many things can make such an occasion special, such as the location, the food, the service and most importantly, the way you sit at the dinner table. There are many of us who eat food well, but apart from this, there are many etiquettes related to food, which we may have to be embarrassed in front of everyone if we do not know. Let us know about some such common behavior by adopting which we can influence the people around us.
1. Restaurant etiquette begins as soon as you get there. So if you are a guest, do not sit until there is a signal from the host. If there is a fixed place for everyone after the formal dinner, then go to the table named after you and sit down.
2. If women are also included in the group, then take the chair only after they are seated. Apart from this, you can gently roll the chair back for them to sit on.
3. As soon as you sit at your place for food, spread the napkin kept there on your lap. When you wake up after eating, put the napkin folded on your right side on the table.
4. After drinking water or other beverages, put the glass back in the same place.
5. Eating with a fork and a knife also has a different style. Hold the fork in your right hand and the knife in your left hand. By pressing the food item with a fork, cut with a knife as much as it can reach in the mouth. After this put the knife in your plate and put the mouthful in the mouth with a fork.
6. Never start smoking or drinking alone in the middle of the meal table. You may smoke or drink if offered by your accompanying person or host.
7. Do not keep your elbows on the table while eating. Also, keep your hands on your lap when you are not using a fork and knife.
8. If any food item is kept away from you, instead of leaning forward, ask someone else to bring it to you.
9. At the end of the meal, keep the knife and fork parallel to each other on the plate diagonally in such a way that the lower parts of both are on your side.