How to Gracefully Dine alone

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I used to see people eating in a restaurant by themselves and feel bad for them. I know it was judgemental, but for some reason it always seemed sad to me that they had no one to eat with and talk to. Suddenly, one day I realized that some people may actually eat alone by […]

Expected behaviour at a business lunch

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Business luncheons are organized to ease the usual work tension and to provide a more conducive environment outside the work environment to do business. It helps a great deal to motivate and refresh business partners and associates. Some business luncheons are organized to test how well an employee or prospective employee can represent the owner […]

Why you should be Polite to your Waitress

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Waitress job is an honorable job in the hospitality industry. Because of her excellent performance, customer will really enjoy their time with her. She can make every customer become happy and feel in at their home atmosphere. She can let her customer forget their tiredness and fatigue when she shows up. People will never forget […]

Dinner Party Seating Etiquette

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Seating etiquette often comes second to all the other demands of holding a dinner party. The food, the wine, and the guests are all important. However, the seating arrangements can make or break your dinner party. Seating arrangements Formal dinner parties always have specified places for each guest. Seating protocol is particularly strict at diplomatic […]

Restaurant Terms

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When you go out to eat at a restaurant and you are seated near the expeditor and/or the kitchen, you may hear a few terms that you are not familiar with, unless you have worked in the restaurant industry. These terms are commonly used among cooks and servers. It is like their own language. When […]

The best Gift to Bring to a Dinner Party

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Here in Greece the traditional gift to take along when dining at someone’s house is cakes. Not just any cakes but cakes from a bakery. There is a very distinct difference between taking along some home made offering and that from a shop, and the pastry shops produce large sickly sweet confections full of honey […]

Don’t believe in Tipping – Yes

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People who work hard at their jobs deserve to be paid for their efforts, but, receiving an extra “bonus” by means of a tip should not be expected in the restaurant industry.  Most people tip restaurant wait staff even if they don’t want to tip them but do so in fear of appearing cheap and […]

Should Cell Phones be Banned in Restaurants – No

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“Ooops. I dropped my fork.” It will be a loud noise, and it will get attention of all people in the restaurant. What should we do? Maybe, we should ban using forks in restaurants. What do you think? Respect to all: It is a part of social life to respect others in any place, from […]

Korean Barbeque Etiquette

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For the initiated, Korean barbeque is a unique way to enjoy good food, cooked over a grill, at any time of the year. It is extremely popular, and many people enjoy a weekly trip to a Korean barbeque restaurant. For those unfamiliar with Korean barbeque, it is a style of eating different to anything else. […]

What to Eat at a Regular Restaurant when You’re a Vegetarian

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With so many people today accepting Vegetarianism and Veganism as part of normal society we are seeing more and more accommodations on menus. Even Burger King, a large fast food chain, has added a veggie burger to their menu. However, if you are a vegetarian you know that it can be hard to find a […]