Flyer for First Time Diners

Caroline Ervin

i. What to do when you are immediately seated.

Pick up your Napkin, place neatly on your lap.

ii. Define the following: a la carte and a la mode

a la carte: listing or serving food that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a set meal


a la mode:Served with ice cream

iii. How to get a waiter’s attention.

Slightly raise your hand

iv. What is gratuity and how you should figure it on bill.

Gratuity is a tip given to a waiter. Just figure out what 10% of the bill is.

v. What you should do when you finish each course.

Neatly set aside your plate/dish so your server knows you are done.

vi. 5 other helpful hints while dining out.

  • Don't put Elbows on the table
  • Don't eat with your mouth open
  • Use please, thank you, and your welcome
  • Don't Smack your food
  • Don't Slurp your Drink