Making a Good Impression at a Dinner Party : Etiquette for Ordering Food

Making a Good Impression at a Dinner Party : Etiquette for Ordering Food


Hi! I am Marianne, and on behalf of expertvillage.com,
I will be discussing proper dining etiquette. This session is on teaching your children
how to properly excuse themselves when they are finished eating, and how to order when
you are at the restaurant. When you are at the restaurant, when the waiter comes to take
your order you should definitely say, ‘May I please have this?’ or you can ask, ‘Could
you please tell me some of your specials?’ With your children too, teaching them proper
manners at the table, saying please and thank you when they have been passed something or
ask for something. Also, when they have completed their meal, they should ask to be excused,
that they are finished. They might comment that the meal was delicious and certainly,
you have to let them know if it is all right to be excused. But that is proper for children
to thank for the meal and to make a comment on how they liked it, and then ask if they
can be excused.

16 thoughts on “Making a Good Impression at a Dinner Party : Etiquette for Ordering Food

  1. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha no thanks love ur all right i say throw me the sauce not may i have the sauce whats wrong with that its not bad manners its just an irish thing to do i suppose

  2. Looks like Miss Manners doesn't know how to speak. It's rude to say "uhh" and "umm" after every other word when giving a speech or lecture. Is she a cave woman?

  3. While I respect Ms Johanson for having the gumption to record these videos, her credentials are rather lacking. Simply attending a boarding school is not sufficient for her to be qualified to instruct on formal dining etiquette. Moreover, her instructions are often very incorrect. I would recommend watching Nancy Mitchell's etiquette series on monkeysee. She has 20 years experience with diplomatic protocol/etiquette with the US government. Her series is much better and far more accurate.

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