Thursday, December 5, 2013
Eti - Q Test College and University Dining Etiquette Class in Eating
4. N/A Do introductions (correctly, ______________then _____________ or _____________to ________________
5. N/A Mingle. Be good company. When someone gives you a business card, know what to do with it ____________________________, and what to have to give back. ____________________.
6. N/A Know how to respond to an offer of a drink, during daylight. Order _______________. It is easier to say than ________________.
7. N/A Learn how to survive a business party: how to hold a napkin, glass, and a plate, in your ____________, functionally
8. Drink without poking someone in the eye; avoid the crane; raising your elbow to take a drink from a glass.) __________________________. ________ liquid into your mouth, from your wrist. Do this _________. When not drinking, _______________________________ (And wash your hands before you come to or stay at the table.)
9. Know the current USA menu number and order of courses ___: ______________, __________, __________, __________, __________. Learn what to do after reading that reusable menu______________________.
10. Maintain your cover: _________________________, or establish one.
11. N/A Know which fork to use: name six, _______________, ______________, ____________, _____________, _______________, ____________, and when.
12. Avoid bread until ____________________________; remember bread is not a first course. Avoid leaving _________________ in bread that you are eating.
13. Talk. At a family dinner, know an invocation acceptable to your host’s culture.___________________. Keep the people at your table company. (Remember, for some, your conversation is the entertainment.) Talk about things other than work (unless it is the purpose for the meal.) Use your inside voice. Some _______________ can still be in your mouth. Know what to do when someone stops to visit you at table. __________.
14. When seated at a table, place a napkin _____________ before eating or drinking anything.
15. Eat each meal in an accepted style: ______________or ______________________. _______________ in only one direction, one ____________________ at a time. (Yes, you may eat only one thing at a time.)
Avoid eating too little, too much, or too fast, or acting as if the meal is to be your last. When at a loss as to how to eat a particular dish_________________________________. You can ask ___________________________________?" The lesson most likely will begin with a smile.
16. Notes to Self: Eat a little something before leaving home. Order something easy to eat.
17. Look for food to be served (counter-clockwise) from __________ (leaving.) At a table -- look for drinks at table to be served from ________ (refreshing.) Look for glasses in a place setting to be left in place until unless, __________________________ or _____________. Take small amounts of food. (Eat in ___________ over eating in piles.) Avoid taking too little, or too much, or more in visual calories than those dining around you. Try a little of everything unless restricted by religion, health, or culture.
18. (Sit up straight. _____________________________.) Close your mouth around the edge of any fork placed in it. Chew each portion __________________, with your mouth closed, and saver each bite. Taste buds live and digestion begins __________________ not the stomach – yes that’s right. Make as ____________________ as possible.
19. Pace yourself. Eat each course in such a manner as to finish it__________________________. Take __________ often. Rest the __________________ on the edge of the table. You can rest your elbows on the table __________________. (Continentally, you can talk with a knife and fork in your hands. ____________________.
Place your implements in ___________________ for the style in which you are eating, knife blade facing____________________________________anytime you want, and ______________________.
20.N/A In public, ___________________ of each course on your plate and of each drink in each glass. Leave each course plate _____________until it is removed by a waitperson or replaced by the next plate. Look for food to be removed from _____________ (retrieving.)
(Avoid helping: passing your plate, unless asked, even when you use to wait tables. At dinner is not the place to display this trait.) Know what to do when someone visits your table_______. Between courses, ________________.
21. Before temporarily leaving the table place flatware in __
___________________for the style in which you are eating; blade facing _____________________. Get up; place your napkin ____________. When its time, sing the company song______________. When it is time, dance. Let the host pay (and tip) where required. OK back to class.
22. Avoid adding salt or pepper to food, unless it is to ________, _________, _________, ___________, or ______________. When salt is requested, ensure _________________________. Avoid ________________.
23. Before permanently leaving a table, place flatware in ____________________ for the style in which you are eating.
24. Place your napkin in a mock fold to the___________ (leaving) side of your place setting, (again napkin on the side.) Avoid putting any napkin on your used plate or in any glass. Avoid staking plates or making plates “trash.” Get up and push in your chair until it is six inches away from the edge of the table.
25. Say thank you. Then, say thanks again later by note. Use ________________________________ or (for a woman)_______________ Avoid ___________________. Remember reciprocity, where required. Read and research as much as possible the culture in which you ___________________. Watch each act of eating with an open mind, eye, and heart. Practice diligently. While eating in company, there are things to learn and do. – This is the short course __________
For answers read the blog, read the book, or bring this test to class. N/A items are from the next class. I know you want - Manners in a minute – done – but just some. Math took months, but Manners to Etiquette takes practice that’s the rest of life’s test. (Optional)
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