Holding the knife in the right hand and the fork in the left hand is a common method. Of course, if you are left-handed, or if you just like the left-handed knife, you can’t be accommodating. It is not an international standard to ask for a knife in the right hand, but it is more convenient to cut the dish with the right hand. Take the fork and hold the forefinger straight and hold the back of the fork. The knife is also different depending on the situation.
Note: In social situations, you can’t cut the food, then use your right hand to take the food to your mouth. If it’s in a family gathering or a casual store, it doesn’t matter.
Basic use of knife and fork
(1) Hold the food with a fork and cut it with a knife
The basic action after cooking on the table is to “cut the knife with the right hand and then fork the food with the fork.” Press the left end of the food with a fork, fix it, cut a piece of food with a knife along the side of the fork, and the fork will directly fork the food into the mouth.
High quality cutlery is easier to cut food and fork food. If you need such a knife and fork, please contact the cutlery manufacturers.
(2) Correct posture and appropriate angle
Those who have no way to cut food smoothly must first correct from the posture. If the elbows on both sides are too high, the angle of the knife and fork will be too large and it will be in an upright position. If the elbow is too low, the knife and fork will fall down, so there is no way to cut the food. The correct posture is: relax the shoulders and wrists, keep your arms on your body, and keep the angle between the knife and the plate at around 15 degrees. This not only makes it easy to cut the food but also looks more elegant.
There is also a way to move the knife. First, force the fork on the left hand, then gently move the knife. When the knife is pulled back, it is not available. Instead, press it hard when pressing forward, so that the food can be cut open.In addition to the knife and fork etiquette, the use of other tableware(such as plates manufacturers, bowls, spoos) also needs attention.
Note: The placement of the knife and fork on the table is fixed. The left-hander can exchange the position of the knife and fork when using it. However, after the meal is finished, the tableware needs to be placed in the normal position, just to avoid causing the service personnel troubled.
(3) How to place the knife and fork
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In addition to the function of delivering food to the mouth, the knife and fork have another very important function.
The way the knife and fork are placed conveys the signal of “in the meal” or “end of the meal”. Based on this signal, the waiter judges the guest’s meal and decides whether to clean up the tableware and prepare for the next service.
Note: The side of the blade must face itself, and the blade is a hostile expression to others. There are two ways to place the end of the meal.
After the meal is finished, the front side of the fork can be turned upside down, and the blade edge of the knife is placed sideways with the fork and placed on the dinner plate in parallel. The next way to place it is divided into English and French, whichever is possible, but the most common one is French.
Try to put the handle into the plate, so as to avoid falling due to touch, the waiter is easier to clean up.