The person who directs the movement, placement, and direction of food at the dinner table, particularly at a large meal or gathering. This can be achieved by democracy, but is more typically dictated by strength of character and who has the best spatial relations... or just the most experience with food.
"We were overwhelmed by the amount of food on the table for the 12-person Christmas dinner. Luckily Grandpa was an efficient table general.
by President Warren G. Harding December 27, 2010