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Table Setting

When we set a table, make sure that the fork is on the left and the knife is on the right.  The napkin is either on the plate or off to the left of the fork.

When looking at your place setting, one will know immediately what courses are to be served.

Example: Soup spoon is to the far right.  Soup is the first course.

The small fork(tens or times pointing to the right) and the spoon(pointing to the left) on the top of the dinner plate or charger means that a dessert  will include a cake with custard style cream.

The place setting is the unspoken code of the meal.  If you can read it, you can break it.

Life Skills:  Knowing what is on the menu will prepare you and ultimately give more confidence in your demeanor.

Perfectly Set

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Filed under: ETIQUETTE, Table Manners, Table Settings

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