We had some in-depth conversation a few weeks ago about whether a waiter should remove an empty plate before all diners at the table have finished eating. Many of you thought that the crossed knife and fork was the best way to signal that you want your plate removed.
At Portland Food and Drink, we want to make the dining experience as easy for everyone as possible. Last night over a few drinks at Siam Society, we came up with the “Universal Fork and Knife Signaling System”. It’s a secret code that you can use any time to communicate your desires to your waiter.
We will be publishing a complete guide for diners in a handy pocket sized book, as well a set of laminated business card sized key cards for waiters. All will be available from our soon to come online store! So you know what to expect, here are a few samples:
This should give you an idea of the system. There are 24 signals in total, to handle any possible situation. Look for your card set soon in our online store!