I am so happy that my little boy learned to use the spoon with little mess. Usually I help him whenever he eats using the spoon but that time he completely use it with less mess. Toddler at age three is truly playful and active. Most of the times when we dine in we stayed first outside the restaurant to scroll so he will not be bored then we will go back inside when the foods are ready.
Just make sure that before letting the child takes the food, you should taste it first and check if its good and not hot. Also, move away from the location of the child the knife, glasses and anything breakable to avoid accidents. Toddlers wants to hold and play everything they see near them.