Business Dining Skills for Professionals
BUSINESS DINING ETIQUETTE SEMINARS
To be successful in business, your business dining skills during a business meal must be on par with your professional skills.
Table manners do matter a great deal! Good manners show not only respect and consideration for fellow diners, but also one’s level of refinement. Please take a few moments to review our tips on business dining etiquette and table manners.
The Dos and Don'ts of Dining
- Do not order difficult-to-eat foods (pasta, ribs, lobster, etc.
- Follow the lead of your interviewer and mirror his/her body language.
- Do not order alcohol to calm your nerves – control your emotions.
- Order the same number of dishes as your business partner.
- Use proper “Continental Dining Style” – no switching fork back and forth.
- Don’t move your bread-and-butter plate closer to you.
- Learn the difference between a soup bowl and a finger bowl.
- Pass salt-and-pepper shakers together.
- Place your napkin on the left when your meal is finished. Do not refold it.
- Don’t forget to turn off your cell phone.
- If you're the person who initiated a business lunch/dinner -- you're paying the bill.
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Dining Etiquette: How to hold your utencils
Grasping the utensils' handles in the palms of your hands is the step # 1; placing your index fingers on the back of the fork and knife is the step # 2; applying gentle pressure right from the top of the fork is the step # 3.
If your dining utensils are off balance, or are in the wrong hands, your results will be dramatically different.