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Dining Etiquette

7 Ways to Hone Your Business Hospitality Skills

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Whitmore

In some way, we all entertain for business at different times in our lives. It may be as simple as inviting a coworker into your home for a cup of coffee and a snack, inviting a visiting colleague to share a sandwich and soda in your office, dining with your boss at a nearby café, or treating a client to a cool beverage at the nineteenth hole after a round of golf.

Every International Dining Rule You Need To Know, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel

Did you know that in France, your bread belongs on the table and not on your plate? Or that asking for Parmesan cheese is a faux pas at dinner in Ital...

How To Be A Good Dinner Guest On Your New Diet

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

In the New Year, many of us go after this health and wellness thing in earnest. But since it's a new -- or at least not continuous -- pursuit for so m...

The Rudest Things You Can Do When You're Eating, According To Etiquette Experts

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.11.2014 | Taste

Finally, an answer for quieting open-mouth chewers.

The Utensil Etiquette Your Parents Never Taught You

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.21.2014 | Taste

You don't want to give mixed messages when your dinner is at stake.

Dining Etiquette: 7 Foods Not To Order On A Job Interview

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Pick and choose with caution.

14 Over The Top Things That Only Happen At Fancy Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.21.2014 | Taste

While the world of fine dining may be slowly disappearing, certain institutions will never die. Casual might be king at the best and brightest new res...

9 Rules For Naked Dining: The Etiquette Of Nude Resorts

Bon Appetit | Posted 05.18.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Once upon a time, etiquette was important.

Dining Etiquette: Are You Guilty of These Business Lunch Don'ts?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Gauge your food selection according to your table mate; if they order soup and salad, it's not in your best interest to order steak and potatoes, with a side order of creamed corn.

The Business Lunch: 7 Simple Dining Skills You Can't Afford to Skip

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The reality is that a business meal has very little to do with the food and everything to do with the way you conduct yourself at the table. Are your dining skills up to par?

Happy Hour Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are obvious benefits, and downfalls, to attending the office happy hour. Here are a few tips to make the most out of mixing beer with business.

Dining Etiquette: The Art of a Mannerly Business Meal

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The savvy professional knows the importance of strong dining skills and it should come as no surprise that dining, unless done well, could be disastrous to your reputation.

Table Manners From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel

Dining while abroad can feel as though you are tiptoeing around a minefield of unfamiliar rules. Table manners are the ultimate way to show respect (o...

Dining Etiquette: Setting a Welcome Table

Diane Gottsman | Posted 05.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

I am always in the company of bright minds that have wonderful questions. Most of these questions revolve around the dinner table, and the most commonly asked question is, "How can I tell which is my bread plate?"

I'll Eat You First

The Foodcommander | Posted 07.04.2013 | Taste
The Foodcommander

"Is it healthy?" No matter how often the Foodcommander, in his capacity as a chef for private dinner parties, finds himself confronted with this question, he will always be unable to conceal a frown; at the very least, he will slightly raise one cocked eyebrow.

WATCH: Are You Eating Spaghetti All Wrong?

Posted 10.18.2012 | Taste

Learn to do it as an Italian would.

Refresher Dining Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 12.01.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Is it okay to pick up your chicken with your fingers when you go out to dinner? No. Chicken must be cut with a knife and fork. Exception: in your own home with family, or at a picnic.

Backhanded Compliments: How To Deal With Them At Your Dinner Table

Posted 09.14.2012 | Taste

There are a lot of things that can go wrong when throwing a dinner party. The wine can be corked... your recipe can fail... your dog can bite someone ...

Lipstick Etiquette: To Apply or Not to Apply?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 07.23.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

It's all about context: applying lipstick at the table in a friend's home among people you know is okay, but a business dinner at a five-star restaurant is a no-no.

How To Dine Out With Kids

Menuism | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home

Have you ever gone to a restaurant hoping for a quiet, relaxing dining experience only to find that the table next to you is the temporary playground for a couple of rowdy kids and two stressed-out parents?

The World Is Flat Screened

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 12.06.2011 | Women
Jayanti Tamm

It was meant to be romantic, a rare few hours without the kids. But I was wrong. I hadn't realized that we'd have an intruder -- a rash of unexpected, uninvited company.

How To Behave In Restaurants

TIME | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home

I can't pretend to be the most elegant of men. My manners, as you would expect of any zealot, are half feral at best....

10 Things That You're Doing Wrong at Restaurants

Adam Roberts | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Adam Roberts

I've been eating at restaurants my entire life, having grown up to parents who didn't cook and who love eating out more than life itself. The following tips are culled from a lifetime of dining out with them.

How To Split The Check At A Restaurant

The Awl | By Neel Shah on March 8th, 2011 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Eating dinner with a group of people at a restaurant can be fun. You know what's not fun? Trying to figure out who owes what when the check comes--whe...

Restaurant Nightmare: Table Of 47 Requests Separate Checks & Tries To Use Groupon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Server Not Servant hears tell of a particularly atrocious large group: a 47-top of college students celebrating the end of finals dropped into an unna...