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Table settings

Table settings; are they necessary
As a kid, you probably struggled to get the placement of your forks and
knives right with your parents watching carefully. As you grew up, you
had to eat with friends and probably table ethics was not a big deal
among friends. Today you are all grown up and now you are in a
position where you have to entertain people of a certain class on fairly
frequent bases. Sometimes you are lost on whether you must always
match your luxury tea set or if mixing them is perfectly alright.
Understanding the different types of table settings can help you decide
on what to do with your crockery. If you don’t have good crockery, you
can think about the option of tea set with kettle online and cereal bowls
online india.
Types of table settings
Table setting can either be formal or informal.
• Formal settings require that no stoneware is used to serve food.
These require the use of table napkins made of cloth and use of
porcelain or china crockery.
• Buy cups and saucers online and accessories but know it should
never be set on the bale where diners are seated. There should be
a separate table to carry these items.
• Informal settings are just like the normal family meals we all have
on a daily basis. In an informal setting s may use paper napkins
and stoneware should not be a problem
• Dishing bowls carrying food may be placed on the table on which
diners are seated in an informal setting. You can buy beautiful
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the beauty.
• While formal settings may require use of numerous spoons and
fork, informal settings may just make use of a knife and fork.
Cutlery arrangement
The general rule is that not more than four types or at most five-cutlery
type should be on the table at any one point in time. If there will be
need for more cutlery, these should be brought to the table when the
course for which it is needed is also brought.
Generally, cutlery will be arranged based on when they will be used.
As a rule, the cutlery closest to the plate will be the last one to be used.
Guest will start eating using the outermost cutlery. Also, when it comes
to knives, they are placed with the blade facing the plate.
Other important points to note include but are not limited to,
• Gold cutlery may not be used except in official dinners like those
hosted by the State
• Where there are chandeliers, they should not be to high as to block
diners from other fellow diners
No matter the situation, it is important to note that the setting may
depend on the relationship the host has with the guests. Since formal
dinners can be very nerve wrecking for those who are not used to, it is
better to limit them to really official occasions. For normal home
breakfast or dinners with friends and colleagues, there may be no rules
to observe even if you think it is supposed to be an official dinner.