When Can I Begin Eating After Being Served?

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Plated Meal Service:

When your meal is served plated, you may begin to eat after everyone at your table has been served. You should not butter your bread, pick up utensils, season food or perform any other dining actions until then.


You may begin eating your meal after 50% of the guests at your table have returned from the buffet line.

Family Style:

Begin eating after all the food set on the table has been passed around the table to all the guests.

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