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The Importance of Table Manners

thechefhat.com Staff table manners

There is a saying that, “You are how you eat.” It is very important that you have a good table manners may it be at home or when you are dining out, because this is how you leave a good impression – unless you are alone no one would mind.

Dining with good manners is an important way to make a great lasting impression. It is always a pleasure to dine with someone who has a good table manners. It says a lot about your sense of personal style.

  • Don’t talk when your mouth is full.
  • Chew with your mouth closed.
  • Don’t use your utensils like a shovel or stab your food.
  • Wait until you’re done chewing to sip or swallow a drink.
  • Remember to use your napkin.
  • Cut only one piece of food at a time.
  • Don’t pick your teeth at the table.
  • Do not blow your nose at the table.
  • Instead of reaching across the table for something, ask for it to be passed to you.
  • Do not put too many food on your plate, you can go back anytime for more food anyway.
  • Take part in the dinner conversation.
  • Avoid slouching and don’t place your elbows on the table while eating.
  • Keep your smartphone off the table and set to silent or vibrate. Wait to check calls and texts until you are finished with the meal and away from the table.
  • Wait until everyone else is served before eating.
  • And of course, eat quietly.


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