Kitchen Etiquette When Cooking For Guests
There are many rules in the kitchen to abide by to keep order and harmony.
Whether it is the kitchen in the home, a restaurant kitchen or the kitchen at the office, a basic unspoken etiquette is needed for a shared space.
And this protocol is even more important when cooking for guests.
The main customs to put up with include washing dirty dishes in the sink, emptying the overflowing bin, wiping the sides rid of crumbs and doing your share of washing up.
A top tip is to establish an enforced cleaning schedule so everyone has a responsibility and a chore to fulfil. By forming this decorum, it will ensure relationships remain friendly and common good manners are kept.
But what happens when you invite friends and family around to cook for them?
BE POLITE AND COURTEOUS
Some domestic goddesses feel comfortable cooking for guests and having them watch in the kitchen while doing so to show off their culinary skills, whereas others may think there is too many persons in the kitchen and may prefer to banish them to the living room until the food is served.
Whichever option you choose to do, ensure that you remain a polite and courteous host! Try to do most of the preparation and cooking in advance before the guests arrive, so you can spend the quality time socialising and chatting with them rather than hidden away in the kitchen.
A key kitchen etiquette is presentation. Looking the part is essential to appear as if you at least know what you are doing, so wear one of Ulster Weavers aprons, throw a teatowel over your shoulder and SMILE!
If things start heating up in the kitchen, don’t sweat it. Even if the food gets burnt or becomes a disaster, don’t let the guests see it in your facial expressions. Come across as cool as a cucumber and they will never know. Simply pour them a glass of wine, put on some music for entertainment and go salvage the tea.
So next time you invite your relatives and pals over to cook them a meal, bear in mind these protocols with the help of Ulster Weavers homeware.