Welcome to Table Manners!
Manners are important in society. They help us to be civil to one another. Because a person who minds their manners knows how to act in every circumstance he tends to feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings.
Nowhere are manners more important that at the table. Table manners prevent diners from being sloppy, offensive and boorish. They help to communicate respect to hosts and guests alike. Table manners are not hard and fast rules, rather they are helpful guidelines in our social relationships.
This site contains the following helpful sections:
- Basic Rules for the individual.
- How to handle tricky foods.
- How to set a table.
- How to seat your guests.
- We answer your questions about manners.
- W.J. Rayment answers a question about cheesecake manners.
- A few helpful links.
If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.