2How to Set a Table Complete the Table Setting Worksheet. Have the students complete the table setting worksheet.Find the seven mistakes in the table setting pictured.Review the answers with the students.
4Setting the Table Influences Appearance of the food servedSets the tone/feeling of the mealMakes people feel important
5Three Components of a Place Setting DinnerwarePlates, cups, bowls, saucers, platters and other serving piecesFlatwareButter, dinner and steak knives; salad/dessert, dinner fork; soup, dessert and teaspoons.GlasswareWater goblet, milk and wine glasses,sherbet glass
6Cover Arrangement of a place setting for one person. Allow 20-24” for each cover with the dinner plate in the middle.
7Proper Dinnerware Placement Dinner Plate1” from the table edgeBread/Butter PlateTop leftAbove the salad plate
8Proper Dinnerware Placement Salad PlateLower leftAbove the napkinSoup BowlOn plate or separate
9Types of Flatware Soup spoon Salad/dessert fork Butter knife Larger than teaspoonSalad/dessert forkSmaller than dinner forkButter knifeShape and size smallerthan dinner knife
10Proper Flatware Placement 1 to 1½” from the table edgeHandles are lined up and the utensils are even with the plateForksLeft of the plateDessert fork placed abovethe center of the plate
11Proper Flatware Placement Knives and SpoonsRight of the plateDessert spoon is sometimes placed above the center of the plate.Arrange in order of useStarting at the outside andworking toward the center.
16Class Activity on Etiquette Table Manners Worksheet
17Table Etiquette Courtesy shown by good manners at meals. Reflect part of your personality to others.Makes eating a pleasant experience for everyoneMost rules of etiquette involvecommon sense and considerationof other people.
18Common Rules of Etiquette Sitting downFrom the left side of your chair.Passing foodTo the right.
19Common Rules of Etiquette NapkinPlace on lap before starting to eat.Cover your mouth and nose if you must cough or sneeze.Leave on your chair if leaving the table and returning during a meal.Leave to the left of the plate when finished with the meal.
20Common Rules of Etiquette When eating with a small groupWait until everyone is served before eatingFollow actions of host/hostessAvoid talking with food in mouth.Chew with mouth closed.
21Common Rules of Etiquette Cut food into bite-size piecesAs you eat, not all at once.Sit up straightAvoid leaning on elbows while eating.
22Common Rules of Etiquette When finished with soupPlace spoon on soup plateEating a roll/breadBreak one piece off at a time, butter and eat.Place butter on your own platebefore buttering your bread/roll.
23Common Rules of Etiquette Tipping EtiquetteFor good service: 15% to 20% of total billWhere to tip?RestaurantsBeauty Salons
24Common Rules of Etiquette Cell Phone EtiquetteTurn your cell phone to vibrate or off.Avoid checking your phone.If it is an emergency, excuseyourself from the table.Keep your voice down whentalking on a cell phone.
25SummaryIf you apply basic principles of setting the table, table service and manners you can create a pleasant atmosphere so that your relationships and appearance of food are enhanced.Good manners show respect for others.