I know that for many of these rules may seem either too general or too restrictive. But if you appear (even accidentally) at a gala banquet, then at least you will not notice at his condescending or condemning views of others. By the way banquets are different. And if it so happens that you are the people who made the order a banquet, you should be aware of their species. But they are discussed below. Thus, it is desirable to sit at the table directly, occupying all the rest.
Lean slightly forward to. If you are involved in a conversation, you should only turn his head. Feet held to the chair together, and in any case does not stretch. On the table you can put just the hands. Elbows should also be held tightly to his body. During the meal can be used as one or two hands. If, for example, using only one hand, the second hand must be on the table, and her fingers have to be jaws.
If this organization catering to prominent persons (not relatives), then the table should refrain from criticizing the food, as well as the surrounding people. Take food and drinks to quietly and calmly. Should not be put in his mouth too a lot of food. As it does not sound trite, but I would still like to repeat: if you had something in your mouth, do not laugh or talk. Food should be chewed only with a tightly closed mouth. When they began feeding dishes to the table, then you need to take the napkin from his plate. Then add up the napkin in half and put her on her knees. At the end of the meal, the napkin should put a rag on the left of the plate. If a paper napkin, then it must mash (crumpled) and put on a plate, with which you eat. Hold the spoon between the thumb and forefinger. Spoon handle at the same time be a little touch of the middle finger. Spoon to fill out so that it does not shed and does not drip. Spoon brings to his mouth at a slight angle and the mouth is not completely tuck. During the meal the knife should hold the right hand and fork – the left. If you eat only one with a fork, then keep it in your right hand. Handle like a fork, and at knife should be in the palm of your hand. Plug hold so that the edge looking down. Knife and fork is allowed to keep as to cushion the finger (the index) is slightly rested on the area where the handle and tip are joined. So, back to Species: There are banquets, buffets (there can also be called outgoing banquets or catering service), banquets, cocktails, and this kind of a banquet tea. Excellent you celebrate all the banquets, for which you invited!