Gather all the necessary utensils, plates, glasses, and napkins.
Place a plate in front of each chair.
Put a napkin on top of each plate or to the left of the fork.
Set the utensils on the napkin or to the sides of the plate in the order of use, starting from the outside and working inward. The fork goes to the left of the plate, and the knife and spoon go to the right. The blade of the knife should face the plate.
Place the drinking glass above and to the right of the knife.
Make any final adjustments to ensure everything is properly aligned and centered on the table.