Teen Restaurant Ready Workshop - Valentine's Day Edition
Valentine’s Day does not need to be too extravagant; it just needs to be authentic and kindly expressed. Though proper table manners should be used all year around, they should especially be in the forefront on Valentine’s Day. For teens to feel comfortable when dining with someone other than their family, like dinner with a special someone or in a more formal setting, they need to keep their restaurant etiquette on point. It’s the best way to make sure that they make a positive impression, especially when a parent is not there to correct them. Manners take skill and practice and it’s never too early to start learning them.
- Invitations and how to RSVP
- Waiting for a table
- How to be seated
- Speaking to servers
- Menu & ordering food
- Understanding the place setting and silverware
- Trying new foods
- Sharing food
- How to handle food allergies
- Proper conversations at the table
- Using please and thank you
- Complimenting the chef and waitstaff
- Other restaurant manners: Cell phone and retainer etiquette, chewing gum, belching, rude noises, negative comments, handling spills, and more.