How Is Your Knowledge of Dining Etiquette?

How do you hold your cutlery?

  1. Hold your knife and fork like a pen
  2. Hold your knife and fork with handles hidden
  3. Hold your knife like a pen and fork with handle hidden.

b. Holding both knife and fork with the handles hidden is the correct answer. Your fork or knife should ever be held like a pen. The handles should run along the palm and extend out to be held by the thumb and forefinger. Your fork prongs should point down. You must also always keep your elbows in.

Where should you place your knife and fork when you have finished eating?

  1. Place your knife and fork at “4:20” on your plate
  2. Place your knife and fork on the table next to your plate
  3. Place your knife and fork at “6:30” or “8:20” on your plate.

a. The correct position is 4:20 which will give the waiter the signal you have finished. Your cutlery should not be crossed and your knife should be facing inwards.

You are drinking white wine. How do you hold the glass?

  1. At the base
  2. At the stem
  3. By the bottom of the bowl

b. You hold a white wine glass by the stem.

You are drinking red wine. How do you hold the glass?

  1. At the base
  2. At the stem
  3. By the bottom of the bowl

c. You hold a red wine glass by the bottom of the bowl.

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