Table etiquette is one of those times that you must have proper manners. Why? Because it is a social setting that occurs frequently...very frequently!
Many special events include a meal, and that means if you want to impress and influence people, your table manners must be impeccable. Well, you have come to the right place.
What kind of special events are we talking about? Wow, there are so many. There are weddings, receptions, business lunches or dinners, dinner parties, dinner dates, and family parties just to name a few. As you can see, there are so many times that proper eating etiquette is required.
I remember one business lunch I attended. The meal was nice and it was at a casual restaurant. During the meal, one of my business associates starting taking food off of my plate and eating it. I remember thinking that she did not show proper table manners. Sorry ladies...the rules at dinner are different for women than for men.
In thinking of these experiences, we wanted to devote a section of this website to proper table etiquette. Proper dining etiquette is all about using manners while you are eating.
Since there are many family gatherings that occur during the year, my wife and I wanted to show you how to impress those family members by showing proper dinner table etiquette. Family manners are very important in all family settings, especially when you are teaching kids manners.
When you are eating at a formal affair, there will be a lot more silverware on the table that you probably are accustomed to. So, there are separate rules to help you with your table setting etiquette.
What would you do if you wanted to host a formal dinner party? Do you have the right dinner etiquette? Let us show you how to plan that dinner party in style!
There are also restaurant manners that you want to use when you go to a restaurant. Especially if you are going to a nice restaurant. The rules also vary depending on what type of restaurant you are going to. Plus, you want to make sure you impress your date when you go!
If you are serving in a restaurant, or hosting a dinner party at your home, serving etiquette will guide you through the when, where and how's of presenting a meal to your guests.
We also want to review the proper way to show waiter etiquette. Why would we spend the time to talk about waiter etiquette? Many people believe that the way you treat a stranger is the way that you are going to treat them. So, by treating strangers with the utmost manners, you will impress people as they watch how you interact with a complete stranger.
If you have been invited to a tea party, you need to know how to act. These tea party etiquette ideas will be very helpful to you.
The sum total of these elements will help you improve your table etiquette. Remember that your table etiquette will work towards impressing people so that they view you in a positive light. Want to impress someone? Do it at the table!