When dining in a group, should you wait until everyone is served to eat? Or do you just dig in? What if you are with friends? What is the proper etiquette?
At Podcast Movement 2015, Samuel finds himself with a hungry group of podcasters seeking satisfaction at The Red Wasp restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas.
The dilemma starts when he asks a simple question. “Did you order?”
In this episode
- Why table manners adds to self-confidence
- To EAT or NOT to EAT, yet.
- Rules of etiquette from other resources
References – Should you wait until everyone is served?
“Wait until all are served at your table before beginning to eat.”
“At a small table of only two to four people, wait until everyone else has been served before starting to eat. At a formal or business meal, you should either wait until everyone is served to start or begin when the host asks you to.”
“The simple and safe answer to this question is when others do…. The general guideline is to never eat alone, but to eat hot food while it is still hot.”
People at the table from corner left (clockwise)
- Demian Farnworth – Host of Rough Draft
- Geoff Reese – Host of Wake up Your Why
- Jon Harrison – Host of Classically Trained
- Mike Whelan – Host of Lunch with Lawyers
- Jerod Morris – Host of Primility Primer (also The Lede, The Showrunner, The Assembly Call)
- Jan Richards – Business consultant and future podcaster
- Caroline Early – Associate Producer of Rainmaker.FM
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Samuel Hatton is the full-time marketing guy at Endsight – San Francisco Bay Area’s premium locally sourced computer technology support. He’s a multi-talented creative, natural encourager, and is full of courageous ideas.
Weston Pokorny is a free-lance business technology consultant. People call him when they are faced with major projects they just can't get organized around. He's a master organizer, people connector, and is full of courageous compassion.