One of the biggest reasons I love my job is to help others make the most of the time that they have. I want to do my utmost to make sure I am taking the time to give my husband and myself the gifts that life has to offer. When I hear the term “kitchen etiquette,” I feel the need to make sure that I am being polite and respectful to my fellow co-workers, guests, and clients.
Kitchen etiquette is a fancy way of saying etiquette. This means, “How to do your own dishes,” and when I say that, I mean, “It’s how to do your own dishes when you’re a guest or client that I want to be respectful and polite to.
The same goes for housekeeping. If you cook a meal and serve it to your guests, you should always remember that you are expected to do so. The same goes for housekeeping. If you are doing the dishes and you don’t remember, you will be expected to do so.
Another thing that makes for a nice nice dinner, is to have food ready to eat when your guests get there. This is something that can be done at any other time in the day, so you should always have some food on hand. If the food is not prepared, it will be too late. If there is an open bottle of wine, no one will be able to finish a meal. If there is a dishwasher running, it will be too late to set the table.
It’s important to remember that the next person you invite to dinner isn’t going to be expecting you to help you cook. If you are hosting someone for dinner, you can make it clear that you have no cook skills and that you are there for a social dinner. If your plans change and you just have to get something on the table, you can always ask for help.
If you know someone who is allergic to chicken, you will probably have to ask for a recipe for chicken salad. But if you are hosting someone over for dinner, you wont have to worry about it.
Some etiquette experts suggest that a good rule of thumb is to get the guest to bring a dish (or to bring a plate). But in other cases, you may have to ask for your guest to bring a plate. What you could do is get the guest to bring the food to you. Or you could just expect your guest to bring the food yourself. A good rule of thumb is to ask your guests if they need help with the food.
In a perfect world, we’d all be having dinners on the same day. But in reality, people often have to work on different days. In many cases, it’s the very fact that you’re having dinner with someone that can make it difficult. I’m sure you’ve all seen people who are having a meeting later than they intended (but they’re not aware of this).
Again, this is a good rule of thumb but when youre having a dinner party with friends, you have to plan ahead. A good host will ask you if youve started cooking, and if youre just sitting there eating, ask them if they need help. If they say no, you can generally assume that they arent helping, so you can just ask them if they want to bring the food to you.
Of course, in this day and age, we often go to parties and restaurants and forget about how important it is to plan ahead. This is especially true when youre having a “family” dinner. If you dont ask before you start cooking, you probably wont end up eating the entire meal. If you go to a party and end up eating just a few bites of whatever was served to you, youll feel like youve failed.