Dining utensils seem like they should be pretty straightforward. What’s more simple than a knife and fork? But like in many things, there's more to utensils than what we have known. In fact, these daily instruments carry a lot more weight than just the food you’re shoveling.It gives you the idea when a person is done with its meal or simply resting. Where they came from by the way they hold it. Or it can simply make you an instant celebrity with a hushtag if you do it wrong.
If you're not familiar with some utensils etiqutte, then it's time to study up. According to etiquette and personal branding expert Mindy Lockard, the way to signal that you’re resting, — meaning you haven’t finished eating — is to lay your fork and knife separate but parallel on your plate. Your knife should be on the right side of your plate, and your fork tines should be facing up. An alternative signal for “resting” is placing the knife and fork in an X on your plate.
To signal that you’re finished eating, your fork and knife should be left together and parallel, at the 11 o’clock position, fork tines still up.
To practice yourself to utensils etiqutte, it would be best that you have your own set as well. Refer to this image on how to set your utensils on the table:
It's best to have your own set, just like this:
If you have other idea on how to rest your utensils when you're done, simply quote this blog. :)
Credits: Alison Spiegel
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