How to set the table - Anna Post

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Learn How to Set a Formal Dinner Table

Does the salad fork go on the right or left? And what is a charger? Learn the terminology and techniques to set a traditional dinner table with proper placement of flatware, plates and glasses. From the Hospitality & Tourism Management curriculum by Paxton/Patterson College & Career Ready Labs. For more information, visit http://www.paxtonpatterson.com/actionlabs-overview.aspx Music courtesy of John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players. ©2017 Paxton/Patterson Video: Peter Deuschle Voice-over: Peter Deuschle

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-set-the-table-anna-post

Can't remember where your soup spoon ought to go? What about your salad fork? Knowing how to set a traditional table can seem like antiquated etiquette -- but it can come in handy! Anna Post, great-great-granddaughter of etiquette expert Emily Post, shows how to set a table with a plate full of tips and tricks to boot (even your grandmother will be impressed).

Lesson by Anna Post, animation by TED-Ed.

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