Saturday, October 6, 2018

Rules for Handling Cocktail Foods Professional College & University Etiquette Business Dining

Get Etiquette Outclass the Competition
Harold Almon Etiquette Coach
Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin
The line to the bar can lead to cocktail foods. Cocktail foods require the use of a cocktail napkin, a napkin and a toothpick, or a napkin, toothpick, and a small plate.
1. The plate is to be held in the left hand placed on top of the index finger and held in place by the tip of the left thumb. The napkin can be held under the plate folded in half, between the index and the middle fingers or the middle and ring fingers. Learn how to survive a business party: how to hold a napkin, glass, and a plate, in your left hand, functionally: a glass can be balanced in the palm and held with the ring and pinky fingers. The right hand is to be used to eat with, drink with, and to make corrections required with the napkin. Each food item is to be brought to the edge of the napkin or plate closest you even in mock form before being placed in your mouth.
2. Cocktail foods: canapés, hors d'oeuvres, or nuts are to be served away from the table and are to be eaten with the fingers. A vegetable strip or a chip can be snapped in half and each may be dipped once. When a meat & cheese tray is used each item can be rolled up and eaten. The cheese item alone may be rolled up and eaten. It could be broken off and eaten one piece at a time. These actions might save you from trying to make a cocktail sandwich with one hand.
3. A hors d'oeuvre that is even slightly messy can be picked up using at minimum a toothpick. When no longer required it is to be placed on the left side of the plate, under it, or on a napkin. It can be set down in a wastebasket or ashtray. The plate, toothpick, and/or napkin are to be left in the area where each was served. Avoid setting a used plate, toothpick or napkin on an in-use buffet table.

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