Fine Dining

By: Makalah Davis

First things First

When you are first seated at your table, Take your napkin and set it in your lap, and you wait for the hostess' cue.

A La Carte and A La Mode

A La Carte- having dishes listed separately and individually priced.

A La Mode- with ice cream on top or on the side;

How to get a waiter’s attention.

Don't raise your hand. Wait for the waiter/waitress to walk by and politely get their attention.

What is gratuity and how you should figure it on bill?

  • Gratuity is a tip given to a waiter, taxicab driver, etc...
  • You figure out the gratuity by taking the percent of the bill you want to give as an tip, and multiple it by the percent you want to give.
  • so for an example if you want to give a 20% tip, and your total is $52.89, you take .20 and multiple it by 52.89... which gives you the total of $10.58... that is the total tip you should give.

Some Extra Tips!

  • Dont slurp your soup/drink.
  • Dont clank your fork/spoon on the dinnerware
  • Keep elbows off the table when food is there
  • Keep the conversations appropriate
  • Don't talk with food in your mouth
  • Chew with your mouth closed
  • Make sure to say please and thank you to your waiter/waitress
  • If you need to use the restroom be sure to excuse yourself and If you aren't done with your meal, make and "X" on your plate with your silverware to insure that they don't take your plate!
  • If you are done, put your silverware at the top of your plate in a parallel manner.
  • Dress appropriate

Appropriate Attire