Basic Table Etiquette – Tips To Make You Stand Out!

Knowing basic table etiquette is an invaluable skill that can serve you both professionally and personally for years to come. To make sure you’re table ready, we at Smartte have a few basic tips.


-Chew with your mouth closed, and don’t talk while eating.

-Use utensils from the outside, in. Start with the utensils furthest away from your plate.

-Cut one piece of food at a time.

-Keep good posture, and keep your elbows off the table while eating.

-Wait until done chewing to sip your drink.

-Pass dishes counterclockwise (to the right).

-Ask for food to be passed to you, don’t reach.

-When you’re finished, place your fork and knife at 4 o’clock on your plate.


Following these tips will ensure that you always have your best foot forward when out to eat.

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