Dining Etiquette

Business meals are an important opportunity to build relationships, and having confidence in your manners is key to navigating the meal and representing your company well. Having good dining etiquette is an important life skill that translates into overall confidence. This module is taught over a meal, which may be buffet or four courses followed with tea/coffee. Prior to eating, the first part of this module reviews navigating your place setting, correctly using utensils, and some essential dining manners. This will enable you to focus on being socially engaging with those around you instead of fretting over potential table mishaps.
 
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. – François de La Rochefoucauld"
 
The workshop covers the following:

  • Invitation & RSVP
  • How to be a gracious guest or host
  • Place-setting
  • Cutlery Navigation
  • Napkin Etiquette
  • Styles of eating: To switch or not to switch
  • Dealing with difficult to eat food
  • Art of using chopsticks
  • Dining Dos and Don'ts
  • Stemware and Beverages
  • Wine Etiquette and Protocol
  • Toasting Etiquette
  • Handling the bill and gratuities
  • Food & drink taboos and other dining conundrums
  • and many more…

     Target Audience

    • Corporate Organizations
    • Sales & Marketing Professionals
    • Clubs and Associations
    • University graduates / College students
    • Anyone who want to improve their confidence in dining skills

    Length

    Full-day (up to eight hours)
    Half-day (up to four-five hours)