Frankly, this should not happen, ever! Here are some ways to avoid that awkward moment:
- Emcee, Host or Voiceover person announces, “please enjoy your meal” or something similar.
- If appropriate a benediction is given.
- Short entertainment piece
- A visual projection reading “Please enjoy your meal”
There never should be that awkward time, or should it be followed by a member of the committee coming to the stage and making the announcement to begin eating. All you will hear is a lot of clanking of forks as a result and an even more awkward moment.
Good savvy event planning. The solution is so simple isn’t it!