Using Utensils Properly

When dining with professional peers, you should use proper technique when eating and drinking. If you follow a few simple rules, you should be all set! Just remember--if you are ever in a dining situation and are uncertain what to do, just follow your colleagues' lead.

Watch the four short videos for dining tips:

Check Yourself
See if you know whether each of the following statements is true or false.

  1. Buttering your bread all at once is the best method to use because it reduces the need for extra movement at the dinner table.
  2. Drinking alcohol at a professional dinner is okay only if those around you are doing so too.
  3. After cutting a bite of meat, eating the food while the fork is still in your left hand is considered acceptable.
  4. Using a straw is considered more professional than not using a straw.
  5. When eating soup, you should dip the spoon towards you and then up to your mouth.
All of the statements listed above are false. How did you do? If you were uncertain about any of the questions, watch the video again.