Dining Etiquette Seminars - Eating Dessert
main course is finished, bring the utensils that are placed on top of the
dinner plate to the sides of the plate: the fork to the left and the spoon to
that includes solids and creamy or liquid food may be eaten with the fork in
the left hand, prongs down, and the spoon in the right. Eat with the spoon.
The fork can serve as a pusher.
the dessert is cake or pie, you may use only the fork. For ice cream or
pudding, use only the spoon. Leave the other utensil in place on the table.
When you finish with your dessert, place both utensils together at either side
on your plate anywhere between the clock positions of four and six. This
position of your silverware indicates that you have finished eating.