5 Rules to Set the Table

1 – Tablecloths

These must be perfectly clean both the table and the individual. The table covers should hang 10 to 15 inches for informal occasions, and between 20 and 25 cm for formal. Placemats that will define the space each person to eat. Be sure to give at least 50 cm each covered.

2 – Napkins

For formal occasions recommended that measure more than 50 inches square, folded and placed on the plate or in the cup, to taste. They can also be rolled to the left, next to the fork.

3 – Dishes

The arrangement of these depends largely on what you are going to serve. If no soup or salad, no need to put the dish they deserve. The first thing is to place the base plate, which will be the main course with garnish or not. You must put it right in the middle. You can put the soup, as this is removed when you finish eating. At the left side go salad plate, fork and can put up a dish pan. On the right side, go dish for coffee or tea.

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 4 – The glasses and cups

This also depends on what you’re serving. If you will not provide alcoholic beverages or coffee, no need to put glasses or Coffee Mugs. They always go on the right side, above the knives. The water goes to the far left, followed by the glass for juice (for breakfast) and glass of wine, or liquor to go to eat. Make sure that if there are several drinks, for example one for food and another for toast, two cups are different so the flavors do not mix.

5 – Covered

These must be separated from the edge of the table at least 3 cm. The knives are always right and forks to the left. If soup spoon should go to the right of the knife. Covered for dessert goes up, the holder pointing to the right and above it the spoon facing left.

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