The correct way to use cutlery

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Table Rules:
How to use Knife & Fork 

Using the knife and fork correctly

01

The fork is held with your left hand and the knife with your right hand. 

Hold your fork with the tines facing down in your left hand and the knife, with the cutting edge facing down, in your right hand.

Left hand people are allowed to swap. The table is set in the normal way but swapped when the cutlery is used.

 

Using the knife and fork correctly

02

The index fingers are straight, and rest on the depression of the respective handles near the head of the fork or near the blade of the knife. Your thumb should secure the blade on the side of the handle. The middle finger should slide underneath the handle until it encounters a little bump.

The end of the handle should be touching the base of your palm close to your wrist, secluding it from view.

Using the knife and fork correctly

03

Bend the wrists, so that your index fingers are pointing down towards your plate. This makes the tip of the knife and fork also point towards the plate somewhat.

04

Hold the food down with the fork by applying pressure through the index finger. If you’re cutting, place the knife close to the base of the fork and cut with a sawing motion, cutting one bite at a time.

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05

Your elbows should be relaxed, not up in the air and your elbows should be off the table at all times.

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06

With the tines curving downwards, bring small portion of food with the fork to your mouth slowly. The knife is kept away from you.

correct cutlery placement

07

If you want to have a break from eating, place your knife and fork in the plate so their end tips meet each other near the centre of the plate to form an upside-down “V”. This indicates you are just resting and you will resume eating shortly.

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08

Continental Style – When you have finished, place both your cutlery parallel on the right side of the plate, in a “four o’clock position” to indicate you are no longer eating.

09

British Style – When you have finished, place both your cutlery parallel on the bottom of plate in a “six o’clock position” to indicate you are no longer eating.

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