Hotel Breakfast Etiquette Rules Only Affluent People Know!

Hotel Breakfast Etiquette Rules Only Affluent People Know!


Ladies, welcome to have breakfast with me today! I am going to talk about hotel breakfast etiquette. Etiquette is a very important topic.
There will be loads of more etiquette videos on my channel.
And if you are somebody who are looking into doing a transformation,
I do offer an online training program for women who want to become more elegant,
sophisticated and learn the skills of high society. www.SchoolOfAffluence.com to find out more So we are at a hotel and we have
two options, we can have breakfast either in our room or we can have breakfast downstairs. Usually, it’s a buffet-style breakfast. Now, which one should we usually opt for? I know people are different, some are morning people and like to go downstairs. That is me! I love going downstairs for breakfast because
I love seeing the variety of foods and kind of absorb the morning buzz a little better. But there are people who do not like that type of thing, who are more
slow awakening up type of people and they need their time in the morning and
they might not necessarily want to face people the first thing when they wake up. So those people might order room service instead. I personally tend to alternate.
Sometimes room service if I’m a bit lazy and sometimes I go downstairs if I feel up for it. But I first want to start talking a little bit about
room service etiquette. So how does it work when you order
room service in the five-star hotel? Well, I think it actually works even a 4 and 3-star hotel.
Well, I don’t know, do they have room service? Anyway, in 5-star hotels, they do have room service.
You order your breakfast either the same morning or what I personally prefer doing
is to fill in that little paper thing and hang on your door with your
breakfast request and then you just get it at an expected time in the morning.
Now, when the breakfast arrives, somebody comes with it and there’s usually
a little bit of etiquette around that. First of all, make sure that when you open the door,
you are dressed decent. I feel sometimes sorry for the people who
come and with all the room service things because I’m sure they
to see all kinds of crazy things and uncomfortable situations. And having good manners is about
putting other people at ease and respect other people and not
make them feel awkward. So for that reason, make sure you are dressed,
make sure you know things are in order and your boyfriend is also decent. And I personally think it’s really nice, even if you’re a woman to hold up the door
for the person who comes in with a massive tray or the trolley or a table,
whatever it is that they come in with because their job is not necessarily always easy. So offer them a helping hand,
even though they’re there to serve you. I usually like to ask pretty much immediately
for the bill to sign, usually, you need to leave a signature. What happens is that when the person comes in
with all the items, he starts you know preparing everything, kind of unpacking. And I personally think it’s a little bit awkward
just standing there and watching the person do that. So instead of having that awkwardness,
just start signing the bill and maybe do something else meanwhile
so that there isn’t this kind of stiff uncomfortable moment. Don’t forget when the person leaves,
you say thank you. Now, let’s talk about buffet breakfast etiquette. Because when you go downstairs and join the buffet, there are many do’s
and don’ts to think about. And it’s all about consideration for other people
and of course, behave like a true lady that you really are. Number one One of the most important things that I really
think you all ladies should start implementing, do not go greedy just because it is a buffet. I know when you see all these amazing foods, you kind of just want to eat everything in there. But really, it does not look elegant when
a woman is carrying loads of plates covered like this with food,
everything is just mixed and she is going for thirds and four rounds and that’s not very elegant. So when you are there to choose food,
make sure that you respect the queue that there are people behind you,
that you’re not standing there in front of each dish, choosing forever and
then you have to take that particular food that is underneath that food.
No, you pick the one that is on top and you make sure that you don’t finish all of the
foods, you leave something for the people behind you. Be conscious about these things.
Also, when there are foods, like open foods like that standing
around, make sure that you are not there coughing, sneezing, talking loudly,
laughing because bacteria from your mouth is coming on to all of these foods
and that’s not hygienic. And when you go and take food,
do not be greedy ladies. We are not starving and it’s not elegant
to take big portions. Go once, go twice and let that be
and don’t pile mountains on your plate. And when you are seated
in the common area with other people, it is very important to think
about that it is morning and you shouldn’t be loud, you shouldn’t be on
your phone, you shouldn’t be laughing or talking loudly. A lot of people are still half-asleep,
so please respect the fact that not everybody wants to listen to
noise and so on. And lastly, when you take food from the buffet,
only take the food that you will actually eat. One of the things I really don’t like is when
people are wasting food. It’s okay if you are being served the food,
then you can not eat everything. But if you are serving yourself, ladies, you must always finish the food that you have served yourself. It’s not okay to waste food,
it’s not good for our environment, our planet and think about those people
who are not as fortunate to eat as you are. All right, so let’s talk about
the actual eating part. Now, we always put our napkin on our lap.
So first things first, what’s elegant to eat as breakfast? I personally think like things like
cereal, croissants, unhealthy things, heavy things like English breakfast and
panna shockula, not the healthiest options, I don’t think that they are very
elegant to eat as a woman in the morning. They’re not even healthy for anybody,
woman or man. So I personally say like, if you want to eat breakfast, definitely eat something that you like and let you enjoy eating. But maybe you should try and be a little bit healthier. Being healthy is definitely elegant. So focus on maybe having a vegetable or a fruit juice eating some fruits maybe
having some eggs if you eat that or if you eat dairy you will have some cottage
cheese or yogurt or granola perhaps those foods are a little bit more
elegant now when it comes to what order things
should go in now usually if you have served yourself juice you will be
starting with your juice after you had you juice you can move on to some of the
cold dishes for instance if you have some cereal or maybe have some beer
Jimmy asleep or maybe some yogurts or granola cold foods go before warm foods
I’m only saying this doesn’t mean you have to eat all of that I’m just saying
if it happens that you are at a buffet or you are being served a continental
breakfast and so on and there are different types of foods then you know
in what order to start it is quite a lot of food and I’m not necessarily
recommending you’re eating all of this it is a little bit too much but hey on
vacation sometimes we do indulge so after cold food we eat warm food like
omelets or scrambled eggs or well English breakfast if that’s your thing
so here is my omelet but it looks a bit strange because it’s been standing here
while I’ve been recording so I’m gonna put this away now after you warm foods
you can have your fruits and everything that is sweet if you want to have the
crust on now is the time and now it’s also a good time to have your coffee or
tea I wouldn’t suggest having your coffee while you in the process of
eating your cold foods or warm foods because that just doesn’t go well have
your tea and your coffee towards the end of the breakfast when you have something
sweet with now a question to you my ladies what do you eat for breakfast I’m
really curious I personally do not eat breakfast actually because I follow
intermittent fasting however I do like to eat a little bit of breakfast
sometimes when I am on a holiday in Nice five-star hotels because usually the
breakfast is quite good I hope you enjoyed this video my dear elegant
ladies don’t forget the life is an ongoing transformation and
transformation never stops but was good with transformation is that it rewards
us and the more we invest in ourselves the more benefits we tend to reap
afterwards so keep that in mind and I will see you in the next video

100 thoughts on “Hotel Breakfast Etiquette Rules Only Affluent People Know!”

  1. My husband and I ALWAYS tip the server for room service. I am a firm believer that when someone provides any type of service to you, they deserve a tip. Thank you for your fine video!

  2. Maybe a classic English breakfast is not elegant, but i noticed that if i have a hearty breakfast, then at lunch i'm less hungry and in the evening even less so. This helps maintain one's weight -some of us gain weight really easy, and for women it becomes more difficult to lose as they age. Keep this in mind ladies.
    For breakfast i eat whatever i find in the fridge and i find appetizing. LOL
    Oh, definitely stay away from garlic and onions – your breath will smell for 2 days, your skin as well, and you'll be bloated and risk passing gas in the most unfortunate moments (like when you're in a crowd or in a meeting, interview..). Garlic and onion aren't even healthy.

  3. I don’t get the title. Everything she said was common sense. They are called manners and are not rules that only affluent people know. That sounds ignorant and it’s classism.

  4. Hi Anna, I never ate breakfast either until a few months ago, and I'm in my 40's, so I know exactly what you mean. But I do my fasting at night, I cut out dinner all together. Best thing I've ever done. I love your videos. I wish you were around 20 years ago.

  5. @vexedlex
    I agree with you! My regular-working-mom taught me this stuff. But, I know some need to hear these common-sense ”rules” since I've witnessed all classes of people misbehaving at buffets. It always amazes me how people disregard others around them.

  6. Talking loud snizing coughing at the buffet yes bad, choosing for too long don't respect people very bad as well but cold food before warm one dose not make sense to me🤔

  7. I think these are common courtesy manners, does not only apply to high class etiquette. “Healthy is elegant” made me laugh, being healthy is just an universal desire I believe.

  8. As someone who is used to serve rich and non etiquette following folks and has been in a Hospitality business since 1991,I have to point out,you forgot to mention tipping.
    Please,include it on your next signed bill dear Ana.

  9. I, also, do not eat breakfast. My body is quite content with some juice, water, and coffee or tea. I need at least 5 to 7 hours before I start craving solids. And, this has been for my entire life. PS, it's interesting to see your videos, and confirm which of my daily actions are socially acceptable and which are not. Thank you for your informative and enjoyable videos. Beautiful days, always.

  10. I agree with almost everything and I also like eating breakfast at five star hotels as a treat. My only difference is the coffee/tea part. I must ask for that as soon as I sit down, especially if I’m jet lagged from a huge time difference. I need my caffeine kick.

  11. If i go down for breakfast how should I dress? I know pajamas are a no lol. Fully dressed for the day? Or something casual? What about active wear?

  12. Some of akward things in my country women don t finish the plate or glass to look rich and elegant especially with men

  13. Personally, I'm not going to let hot food get cold while I eat food that's already cold. Hot food is best…hot! Cold food can worry about itself. Guess I'm not elegant. : )

  14. This was very interesting. I didn't know that there was an order to eating breakfast. I just don't know if I could wait until the end for my coffee.

  15. Great information. Thank you for all the great lessons. I do hope that you can answer this question: When my family and I go away with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law and her family, they always set the time to meet for breakfast, but always leave the table before I finish which is about 10 minutes after we all get together and my husband follows after them all the time. Example: my mother-in-law says that we should meet at 8:30 a.m. and eat, 10-15 minutes later they get up before I finish my breakfast. It always seems like they get to the table way before the set time. By the way, I taught myself how to eat elegantly and never ever change utensils from one hand to another. My mother-in-law compliments me now after many years of belittling me. What advice do you have for me? Thank you for reading this question.

  16. Since I started watching your videos, I am always thinking about how much they have made me grow, in the outside and inside, they make me into a better person, thank you forever for all the effort and sharing all your knowledge, I enjoy this, I have the choice as an independent strong woman to be a better version of myself. Lots of love Anna!

  17. I do IF as well and certainly shy away from juice, sweet rolls, and all excessive sugary sweet rolls and grain breads. That leaves eggs and maybe a little Greek whole fat yogurt. I would just as soon wait for a lovely lunch.

  18. I don't usually eat breakfast either, i do intermittent fasting also. When i do i like vegan French toast or a vegan scramble

  19. In the morning I normally eat a granola bar and some coffee afterwards and then I head off to the gym to later come back for a hot breakfast like an egg whites omelette and some toast.

  20. Thanks. I like your videos 🤗
    About my breakfast, I love to start with fruits (mango, melon & kiwi are my favorites, I always cut them in pieces and prepare small bowls for each member of the family), then definitely eggs, it could be boiled or scrambled with spinach/jam and a little bit of shredded cheese, and of course my coffee ☕️.

  21. I'd like to see you go through a Best Western breakfast. Must say that your advice is more common sense that has been forgotten. Don't forget tipping in the US.

  22. …. Very nice that you included helping the Service People , by holding the door, etc. I would do this anyway, it is common courtesy… Which may not be as common as it once was. I also ask how thier morning ( day ) is, or something to not have them feel as though what they do is not important. Also, do you leave the tip on the bill? I usually did not, because I want to be sure that the person actually receives the tip.
    As for what I eat for breakfast….. It varies, … Because I eat certain things, different days. And one day of " modified" intermittent fasting.
    I have a fruit with protien powder smoothie, one morning or two, with some sprouted grain toast , or Fage Greek yogurt ( with a few berries on top) .
    Next morning, I will make French toast with my sprouted grain bread, and fresh cooked berries for on top. Eggs, and sliced avocado another day. On Fridays ( usually) I will have an omelette made with asparagus and swiss cheese, and maybe ham. I use almond milk or coconut milk ( or Kefir ) for my smoothies. I vary things up, depending on what my morning is going to be. 🙂

  23. Just found your channel and I'm so glad I did. I believe class and elegance have no price point for entry and all the things you discuss in your videos really point to having respect for those around us, making others feel comfortable, appreciated, and even just… seen.
    Oh, I enjoy the buffet because I like people watching and the culinary variety and often regional uniqueness offered.

  24. I have no motive as I watch your videos, however I just love how you are embracing and teaching good manners. These teachings are so lacking, yet so enriching and will make anyones life much better.

  25. Old fashioned oatmeal with pecans, raisins, cinnamon, drizzle of organic raw honey and almond coconut milk.

  26. I love going down to the buffet as my parents on holidays always stay in 5 star resorts and hotels wherever we go, and the breakfasts are amazing. I eat egg white omelette, fruit with soya yoghurt, some ham and matcha tea at home.

  27. Warm food will be cold by the time you finish eating the cold food. I prefer small portion protein with 🍞 and black ☕️.
    I like lamb and it is broth with little bread for lunch with a piece of fruits
    And by evening I drink 🥛 or yogurt. That’s it.

  28. These rules and etiquette are important and it is not just exclusive to affluent people. These are common sense and a form of respect. My mother taught me all these even if we are just a middle class. I think people nowadays are beginning to act more laid-back and not caring much, hence, this video exist to educate the masses once again.

    great video, anna ❤

  29. answering the question: i only eat breakfast during the weekdays and since i am so asian, i eat rice with eggs and usually with a fruit and coffee.

  30. I was shocked to learn that hotel guests do not tip the waiters which are serving their table. Oh l am talking about 5 star hotel guests. I happen to learn this as l always tip the head waiter who served our table of 7 people he was brilliant running up and down with champagne and orange juice, tea, coffee, fruit juice, warm melba toast and what ever we requested. On our 5th morning we all overslept and came down to breakfast after 9am. It was very busy so obviously there was a long que. I told my family we were in for a very long wait and everyone was to be patience and pleasant. After only two minutes our darling head waiter came to me and asked if we would follow him as our table was waiting. Once l was away from everyone l told him this was impossible as there were people before us he smiled and told me our table greeted him with smiles we treated him with respect and waited our turn patiently after breakfast we always shared a laugh and wished each other a good day further and to crown this l always gave him a good tip. This was his way of showing me how much he appreciated what l did for him and if l didn't sit down he would be very insulted. Obviously l obliged. Remember manners has no laungage.

  31. Hello Anna, I love your videos about moving around in society. I am Not looking for a rich and wealthy man as I have the perfect Job for myself and I am very happy with my husband who is making our house a home wherever we go in the world…

    However … thank you so much for mentioning this awkward silence in the Video! I Feel like that when having a cleaning lady over..i feel bad about relaxing and feel like I should help her, in general I feel bad about having someone over to clean as I feel that as a woman I should do it myself …. could you give us tipps about that, about how to treat housekeepers with the respect they deserve still not feeling bad about making them clean…. I would be happy to hear more about that 😉

  32. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, I prefer having a good breakfast and eat least at lunch, make me begin well my day 😋 fruits, granola, sometimes eggs, bread, breakfast cake (always homemade, I want to be sure of what's inside my cake and that it really is what I call a breakfast cake, a cake made with things that gives me energy and that really fills me for a good part of the day), I love breakfast and doesn't see myself skipping it 😍

  33. I know that for your health it's better to eat fruits with empty stomach, so before everything else, and I don't suggest to mix milk (animal milk) with juices.

  34. You are beautiful, and i would like that there is more those kind of people like you, who knows how to behave and use good manners, it is nice to be around people like you.

  35. “If you are somebody who are looking into doing a transformation…” – That is not a grammatically correct sentence. It is ‘who is’.

  36. I’m a pancake, waffle and French toast lover but I usually go for oatmeal or just hard boil egg I know it may sounds boring but it’s one of the few foods that doesn’t give me on what we call “the food coma” also I usually try to avoid the buffet due to people touching the food so yeah I try to get out of the hotel and go somewhere else to eat breakfast.

  37. I like to have oatmeal with fruit and peanut butter, its healthy and sweet. But on vacation or special occasions I like to treat myself to a vegan croissant or donnut for breakfast along with my coffee. 🙂

  38. Some of these tips are the most basic things, in fact they are common sense. They are not ‘rules only affluent people know’. They are just rules that not everyone implements.

  39. There is no such thing as “elegant” or ‘non-elegant’ food. You either know how to eat the food properly, or you don’t. There is also no order to eat food. Affluent people don’t adhere to any of those silly ‘rules’.

  40. If you were educated, you would know that you should actually be eating breakfast, because of the many benefits, regardless of intermittent fasting. Affluent people would be aware of this.

  41. I hate when people are in the buffet line and just standing around talking or blocking off people from reaching the food.

  42. I like an omelette for breakfast, with mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes. I agree with wasting food, really annoys me someone piles their plate up sky high and then wastes half. Also if you do leave something, don't leave a messy plate that looks like a child's been eating from it, if you are a woman I think that looks awful. Use table manners too. 😄 x

  43. Instead of avoiding that akward silence why not strike conversation? I also thought that for rich people it wasn't polite to leave your plate empty/finish your plate.

  44. Maybe I didn't make myself clear. Personally I like buffet from time to time. I like variety and enjoy eating at a buffet as long as it's a good one. I have been with elitists in my younger days. I dated a man who was single, handsome but a jerk. I met many of his entourage and believe me, there people wont be caught dead in a buffet. If this woman is training women etiquette and how to advance yourself in high society don't suggest a buffet. These rich people are snobbish to the point I laugh. Don't to this don't to that. Don't overload your plate. LOL just go to the buffet and don't pay this woman any mind. She's a babbling wannabe from some Eastern block country. She's trying too hard AND IS SHOWS. YES granola is elegant 😅

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