They should be able to work it out, definitely stand back so that they aren't competing over you or trying to protect you from the other. Don't reach in between them if they fight, slid a chair in between them, protect your digits.
The first thing I have always taught my dogs is to sit while food bowls are being filled and then I put the bowl down and they have to wait for the "OK" command before they can move. This gives time to move one dog into another room or on the porch if necessary. This has been invaluable when visiting my sister and her three dogs as they all sit and wait until all of the bowls are in the designated spots.
We took in a lab puppy (6-9 months) this week and he has already gotten a good grasp of the concept.