Table Manners

Table Manners

Table manners are the etiquette rules to appropriately set the dining table and eat. 

As a host, you should master table manners to offer a seamless dining experience to your guests. As a guest, you should respect table manners to be an impeccable guest and avoid embarrassments.

To master table manners, you should learn at least the basic principles of every main etiquette category:

  • Serving and dining etiquette.
  • Cooking and menu planning etiquette.
  • Table setting and tableware etiquette.
  • Foods and beverages etiquette.
  • Table manners for specific occasions.

Serving & Dining Etiquette Principles

The key principles to serve your guests or eat at the dining table.

Menu Planning & Safely Cooking Etiquette

How to plan an inclusive menu that your guests will appreciate and cook food safely. Avoid the most commonly disliked foods. Appropriately deal with food allergies and intolerances. Cater to the most common religious, health-related, or lifestyle dietary restrictions.

Table Setting & Tableware Etiquette

The appropriate ways to set the dining table and to use tableware.

Foods & Beverages Etiquette

The etiquette rules to appropriately prepare, serve, eat, or drink any ingredient, type of food, or beverage.

Specific Occasions

The table manners to apply on specific occasions. How to adapt the key etiquette rules to each occasion.