3 Setting the Table Influences Appearance of the food servedSets the tone/feeling of the mealMakes people feel important
4 Three 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
5 Cover Arrangement of a place setting for one person. Allow 20-24” for each cover with the dinner plate in the middle.
6 Proper Dinnerware Placement Dinner Plate1” from the table edgeBread/Butter PlateTop leftAbove the salad plate
7 Proper Dinnerware Placement Salad PlateLower leftAbove the napkinSoup BowlOn plate or separate
8 Types of Flatware Soup spoon Salad/dessert fork Butter knife Larger than teaspoonSalad/dessert forkSmaller than dinner forkButter knifeShape and size smallerthan dinner knife
9 Proper 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
10 Proper 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.
17 Common Rules of Etiquette Sitting downFrom the left side of your chair.Passing foodTo the right.
18 Common 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.
19 Common 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.
20 Common Rules of Etiquette Cut food into bite-size piecesAs you eat, not all at once.Sit up straightAvoid leaning on elbows while eating.
21 Common 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.
22 Common Rules of Etiquette Tipping EtiquetteFor good service: 15% to 20% of total billWhere to tip?RestaurantsBeauty Salons
23 Common 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.
24 SummaryIf 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.