Introduction: How to Set a Table

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Here you will learn how to set a table for a multiple course meal with varying pieces of silverware and stemware.

Step 1: Gather Materials

What you'll need:

  • 2 Tablecloths
  • 1 Cloth Napkin
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 Dinner Fork
  • 1 Salad Fork
  • 1 Bread Plate
  • 1 Butter Knife
  • 1 Water Glass
  • 1 Wine Glass

Step 2: Lay the Bottom Cloth

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Lay the first tablecloth over the table in a rectangular fashion.

Step 3: Lay the Top Cloth

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Lay the second tablecloth over the first in a diamond-like fashion.

Step 4: Placing the Napkin

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Place your napkin centered directly in front of your chair on the edge of the table.

Step 5: Placing the Knife

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Place your first piece of silverware, the knife, directly to the right of your napkin with the "blade" facing inward.

Step 6: Placing the Dinner Fork

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Place the dinner fork directly on the left side of the napkin.

Step 7: Placing the Salad Fork

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Place the salad fork directly to the left of the dinner fork.

Step 8: Placing the Teaspoon

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Place the teaspoon directly to the right of the knife.

Step 9: Placing the Bread Plate

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Place the bread plate directly to the left of the salad fork.

Step 10: Placing the Butter Knife

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Place the butter knife at the top of the bread plate with the blade facing down the plate and pointing away from the napkin.

Step 11: Placing the Water Glass

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Place the water glass to the right of the knife and above the spoon.

Step 12: Placing the Wine Glass

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Place the wine glass to the left of, but above the knife.

Step 13: Finishing Up..

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Repeat steps 3-12 in front of all seats at your table. Place a centerpiece in the middle of the table if you wish. You are now ready to serve a multiple course meal!

Comments

Augustny (author)2017-01-07

great useful tutorial! Thank you!

Julienne N (author)2016-03-24

thanks for the tut. in Cameroon, we often eat with our hands because of the types of dishes we have. when next I have the opportunity to do this, it will save me a lot of embarrassment... thanks!

jonesaw (author)2016-03-22

good 'ible. this is a lost art that really should come back

wold630 (author)2016-03-22

This is great to know!

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