Saturday, October 6, 2018

Eat in the Continental Style Professional and Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining Etiquette

Get Etiquette Outclass the Competition
Harold Almon Etiquette Coach
Be at Ease School of Etiquette Austin
Eat in the Continental style. Keep your hands above the table. (Sit up straight. Put your back into it. Lift your neck up.
Take a hand rest often. Rest the heels of your hands on the edge of the table, without loading a food item.  Continentally, you can talk with a knife and fork in your hands. Keep them low. You can rest your elbows on the table - in between courses.
Cut items in only one direction, one or two pieces at a time. You may eat only one thing at a time.  Bring food to you. OK, stop ducking your head down to get to your food. You can load and lock the next portion at the hand rest position; your wrist is to be in contact with the edge of the table. Lift when ready.
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, watch the person who made or ordered it. You can ask, "How am I to eat this?" The lesson most likely will begin with a smile.
Time ingestion: time the opening of your mouth to just coincide with the arrival of the implement to it. Close your mouth around the edge of any implement placed in it. Chew each portion twenty-four times, with your mouth closed, and saver each bite. Taste buds live and digestion begins in the mouth not the stomach – yes that’s right. At the seventeenth bite experience food taste explosions. When you can no longer hear your teeth chewing food then that’s the time to swallow and to take another bite. Make as little noise as possible.

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