- When inviting a client to a business meal, you should ask her where she would like to go. T / F
- In a typical place setting, the beverage is on the left and the bread plate is on the right. T / F
- A seafood or oyster fork is placed to the left of the place setting. T / F
- A guest should begin eating when her food is served. T / F
- It is okay to rest your smartphone on the table as long as it is on silent mode. T / F
- “Corked” wine means that the cork is stuck in the wine bottle. T / F
- If you are honored with a toast, you should raise your glass and sip your drink at the conclusion of the toast. T / F
- You must order an alcoholic beverage if your host is drinking alcohol. T / F
- You may use your napkin to blow your nose if you don’t have a tissue handy. T / F
- It is appropriate for a dinner guest to offer to pay for the meal’s tip. T / F
- False. The host should choose the location.
- False. The bread plate is on the left and beverages are on the right.
- False. A seafood or oyster fork is always on the right.
- False. The guest should typically wait for the host to begin eating before beginning her meal.
- False. You should never rest your smartphone on the table during a business meal.
- False. “Corked” means the wine is spoiled.
- False. You may take a sip after the others have taken a sip in your honor. (Please note that this rule is often broken at casual gatherings.)
- False. Drinking alcohol is always optional. Also, it is better not to drink during a business meal in order to stay sharp.
- False. Never use your napkin to blow your nose and never blow your nose at the table.
- False. A guest should never offer to pay the tip when invited to a business meal.
By Stayce Wagner, Spencer Crane Etiquette, LLC/All rights reserved