Thursday, December 24, 2009

Silverware and Dinnerware Rule

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Here's the Silverware and dinnerware rule:

Eat to your left, drink to your right. Any food dish to the left is yours, and any glass to the right is yours.

Starting with the knife, fork, or spoon that is farthest from your plate, work your way in, using one utensil for each course. The salad fork is on your outermost left, followed by your dinner fork. Your soup spoon is on your outermost right, followed by your beverage spoon, salad knife and dinner knife. Your dessert spoon and fork are above your plate or brought out with dessert. If you remember the rule to work from the outside in, you'll be fine.


Use one of two methods when using the fork and knife:

American Style: Knife in right hand, fork in left hand holding food. After a few bite-sized pieces of food are cut, place knife on edge of plate with blades facing in. Eat food by switching fork to right hand (unless you are left handed). A left hand, arm or elbow on the table is bad manners.

Continental/European Style: Knife in right hand, fork in left hand. Eat food with fork still in left hand. The difference is that you don't switch hands-you eat with your fork in your left hand, with the prongs curving downward. Both utensils are kept in your hands with the tines pointed down throughout the entire eating process. If you take a drink, you do not just put your knife down, you put both utensils down into the resting position: cross the fork over the knife.

Once used, your utensils, including the handles, must not touch the table again. Always rest forks, knives, and spoons on the side of your plate or in the bowl.

For more formal dinners, from course to course, your tableware will be taken away and replaced as needed.

To signal that your are done with the course, rest your fork, tines up, and knife blade in, with the handles resting at five o'clock an tips pointing to ten o'clock on your plate.

Any unused silverware is simply left on the table.





11 diner's comment:

emyat said...

great info...must be read to every one!

Cacai M. said...

madam sis, nice info jud but hey kapoyan ko og sabot sa 2nd to the last stanza, lol.. e-explain og binisaya beh.. heheh... kanang pag-signal nga homana ka sa imong course para kwaon sa waiter.. heheh.. bitaw oi, thanks sa info, wla nko danhi saonz wla ko anang syalan oi.. lol.. bitaw, great info madam sis..

My Family Daily Adventure said...

great info, grabe ga research gid ka, blessings to you this Christmas season Dhemz.
I grabbed your badge kay ka gwapa, hehe!

Mama Ko said...

Nice tip tsang, wala nku ka hinumdum ani when I went to Hotel and Restaurant class in Tesda, igo ra mn sd ko nagbayad bayad walay sabot sabot waaaaaaaaaaa.

Thanks for sharing this, pwedi na jd ka tukod ug 5 star hotel tsang. apply nya ko ha front desk lng lol.

nice A said...

galing naman ng tips na to! thanks for sharing them, dhemz. i can teach these to my kids this time.

eden said...

thanks for sharing dhemz. i definitely get a copy of this.. tc

Faye said...

very nice tips, dhemz.

chubskulit said...

ang galing talaga ni Chef Dhemz hehehe.. thanks for the tips manang ko!

Odds and Ends said...

Waah, may topic kaming ganyan dati sis sa THE, and I barely remember everything :(

burn said...

hello sis, i'm back! Merry Christmas bisag late na!hhheee..

about sa mu pop up, naglibog pud ko nganong naay mo pop ap.. wla ko kabalo ngano na...

thanks sa pag tubag sa akong gi pangutana sis...


Nice imong g post sis. I like it.. I thought sauop akong gbuhat nga mugamit sa fork with a knife nga akong ibalhin ang fork sa left after using the knife. American style diay na.. hehehe now I know!

Ganahan ko kay at least na a ko na learn today!

Happy New Year!!@!

Vernz said...

hi Demcy! gigutum noon ko da! .. hay! dugay kaayo mahuman ug kaon ani dhemz hehehe! bitaw thanks for sharing!