‘Plate piling’ has been voted the most common barbeque behaviour, according to research.
A poll of 2,000 adults who enjoy a good grill has found 28 per cent admit to loading their dish with as much food as possible when attending the popular garden get together.
Fear of an empty buffet, not being bothered to get up again for seconds and having eyes bigger than their bellies were cited as the top reasons for this.
Other classic barbeque archetypes include someone who will simply enjoy having food delivered to them so they never have to stand up.
The ‘food dropper’ was also highlighted – someone who is notorious for ending up with more grub on the floor than on their plate.
Nearly a fifth (18 per cent) think a barbeque will always have someone who insists on cutlery rather than eating with their hands.
And 35 per cent reckon every barbeque has someone who considers it their job to make sure everyone’s drinks are topped up at all times.
The research was commissioned by long-life bakery brand Baker Street, to launch new Jumbo Hot Dog and Mega Burger Buns alongside their standard range.
A spokesperson said: “The results suggest that barbeque season really brings out the best in people and these findings really paints a lovely picture of summer in Britain.
“For many of us, these garden gatherings are the best thing about summer and one thing everyone seems to agree on when it comes to barbies is that food is of course, of paramount importance.”
The perfect plate-iquette
The research also found 32 per cent claim they have to ‘hold back’ from eating all they want at a barbie, for fear of being deemed greedy.
And with good reason as 11 per cent have judged people we thought have eaten too much at a garden get-together.
However, 45 per cent say all