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How to Set a Proper Table: Refresher

Knowing how to set a table is essential, it is the canvas for a beautiful meal and the gathering point of a dinner. Equally important, when you are out at a restaurant is it essential to know the difference between your salad fork and your dinner fork. That’s where we come in! We have set the table for you, for both a formal situation and an informal situation. We truly believe in the power of a great tabletop and that includes how the table is set. So get out your note pad and start memorizing how to set a proper table. We promise it is something you will be glad that you know for years to come!

Tips to Remember

  • The dinner knife blade always faces the plate.
  • The tea cup and saucer are usually only brought out when dessert is served along with the dessert utensils.
  • If you have trouble keeping your spoons and forks straight, remember that you use them from the outside in according to how your entrees are served.
  • When you are finished with your meal, lay your utensils diagonal across your plate.

The next time you want to wow your guests and create a timeless table refer to this refresher and get setting!

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