Meanwhile at the dinner table.

“Manner’s maketh a man.”
-William Horman

Whether at a corporate lunch or on a date or simply a family dinner. Table manners and etiquette often aid in making a favourable impression. Often, you are judged by the way you behave while on a dinner table. They are visible signals of the state of our manners and therefore are essential to professional success.

Chewing with your mouth open or talking while eating are a big no. Well, we definitely know the basics. Don’t we?
Here is more to table mannerism. Important and quick tips that will definitely come to your rescue ;)If you’re at a dinner in a restaurant, unfold the napkin and place it on your lap. Wiping your face or nose is a strict NO. When you are done with your meal, loosely fold the napkin and place it on the left side of your plate.Wait for the meal to be served on everyone’s plate before you start eating. Common courtesy, sir! Tch tch… if you ever make this mistake on a date, surely your date would end 😉

Always, eat to your left, drink to your right. Simply, the plate on the left of you and the glass on the right of you is yours’. Follow this rule and there will be no question. No awkward questions which pose, “Is this your glass?”

Once you are full, place the fork and spoon in a cross. This indicates that you do not wish to be served anymore.If you are the host, serve the food from the left and remove the dishes from the right.

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