Entertaining & Etiquette

Discuss all things related to proper manners and entertaining guests, including table linens, host gifts, tipping, how to behave in the grocery store, and RSVP etiquette.

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Fun with Fondue

by CookingNut1 1 day ago

If you want to have a fun...and simple… dinner…then invest in a fondue pot! First..for the “newcomers”…what is fond...


ricepad commented 1 day ago

Proper toothpick etiquette?

by ipsedixit 10 years ago

(1) Is it ever OK to use a toothpick at the table? (2) If it is, what's the proper way to do it? As to the first qu...


cfbarrick commented 4 days ago

Is it proper etiquette to call the chef "Chef"?

by Philly Ray 5 years ago

My wife and I had brunch at a restaurant today where all of the hot dishes are served buffet style in the kitchen its...


theshamanchef commented 10 days ago

Who selects the birthday dinner venue?

by thevalleyites 18 days ago

If you invite someone out for a birthday dinner, who should pick the restaurant? The inviter or celebrant? What is th...

thegforceny commented 17 days ago

Settle a BBQ Etiquette Disagreement, Please?

by oursouthernsojourn 23 days ago

Hello Chowhounders! I've just come back from a trip and my husband has decided he would like to have a barbecue t...


therealdoctorlew commented 22 days ago

Tipping for BBQ

by dblairx 1 month ago

Hi, I am hosting a BBQ at my house for a large group (150 people). We hired a BBQ truck with a pit crew, including th...


MikeG commented 1 month ago

Entertaining a Guest From China

by zackly 2 months ago

I’m entertaining my buddy’s new girlfriend from Beijing China this weekend for a cookout. I’ve been told she has no d...


zackly commented 2 months ago

Caterer in the Oakville, Burlington Area for a Very Small in Home Wedding

by marshaw 3 months ago

I have been asked to find a caterer for 20 people for a wedding in September. I'm looking for a company that can prov...


alvar commented 2 months ago

Personal Chef for small birthday dinner

by adi 3 months ago

Hi will be in San Diego in August for a friend's birthday. I would like to book a chef to come to the home. I have ...


jhalbert commented 3 months ago

Walking out

by Whitemarshjohn 10 years ago

If you are so angry or upset about something that happens in a restaurant, can you just storm out without paying, or ...


ricepad commented 3 months ago

Graduation Party Guest Etiquette

by nikkibgood79 3 months ago

My daughter is graduating soon. I am a photographer so I had created the guest invites using photos I took. My mother...


nikkibgood79 commented 3 months ago

The second French paradox: splitting the tab

by mangeur 4 months ago

We've mostly settled upon a comfortable way to settle the bill. For the most part, just split the tab. But it's ...


polishjeweatswonderbread commented 3 months ago

Food "etiquette" after a death

by danhole 8 years ago

What is the standard, wherever you are, after a death in the family? Does someone bring food to your home, for the fa...

hill food commented 4 months ago

Cigarette smoke gets in your food

by Spice_zing 5 years ago

Scenario A: Greek Resto X was a two hour drive from home and had delicious moussaka. I happened to be in the area...


JeffinNYC commented 4 months ago

Tipping for Catering Drop-Off?

by Jacquilynne 5 months ago

A caterer is dropping off a buffet dinner in chafing dishes for a party and then picking up the chafing dishes the ne...

KhaoSanRoad commented 5 months ago

What kind of things do you serve in 6oz mini-bowls?

by FluffyKiwiFruit08 1 year ago

I ordered some Corelle dinnerware on ebay including some 6oz bowls. I assumed they'd be about the size of some small ...

The_Libster commented 5 months ago

EatWith Dinner Party!

by jerseyfoodlover 6 months ago

I don't know if any of you have heard about EatWith. It's kind of like Airbnb for dinner parties. My girlfriend and I...


jerseyfoodlover commented 5 months ago

Photo Etiquette

by rushbikes 4 years ago

I know the Japanese are very particular about etiquette, relatively speaking. What's the general feeling in Japan tow...

Phyltre commented 5 months ago

Birthday dinner, who should pay?

by cmoore29 6 months ago

In general, in the world of 2017 among a crowd of mid 20 somethings. If you invited some family and friends to a surp...


ricepad commented 6 months ago

Birthday Dinners... who pays? what is the etiquette?

by AmblerGirl 10 years ago

I have seen alot of diversity regarding the etiquette of who pays if a group of people go out to a restaurant to cele...


lighthouse21 commented 7 months ago

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