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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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lighthouse21 commented 7 months ago

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