Hold the utensil like you would a pencil. It should be
resting between the tips of your pointer finger and
middle finger with your thumb on top to hold it in
place. The end of the utensil should be resting on
the webbing of your hand.
CONTINENTAL / EUROPEAN STYLE
Cut your food
Do not switch
both utensils while
taking a bite with
the tines of the fork
tool to position food on your fork
Place your knife
to the other hand
Eat with the tines
Pass condiments, serving trays, and salt and pepper to the right. The only exception is if the person
who is asking for an item is to your immediate left.
Unidentified Food Object
should be removed from your mouth
using the same utensil you used to put it in your mouth. Once discreetly
removed, the object may be placed on the side of your plate. Never place a
U.F.O. in your napkin.
It takes only a minute to write a quick note, but the reward is much
greater than a verbal
or phone call. As a general rule, if
someone spends more than 15
20 minutes doing something for you, a
a timely fashion, however better late than never.