“Joanna, It worked, YEAH! I attended a formal dinner the weekend after your presentation. I was comfortable and confident and my in-laws were very impressed. This program is invaluable for everyone who eats – sorry dines!”

– Cathy Morgan

Dining Etiquette

Can you navigate your way through a meal with ease and confidence? Do you know which bread plate is yours or what to do with your napkin if you have to leave the table?

You may want to impress that special someone with your confidence at the dining table or you may have an interview for a new position/promotion. A lack of good table manners and proper dining etiquette will reflect negatively on you.

Let BOSS help you to acquire fine dining skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. This workshop is designed to enrich your dining experience by acquainting you with the nuances of fine dining.

Dining Etiquette Topics:

  • Understanding place settings
  • Proper use of dining silverware
  • Posture and manners at the table
  • Napkin etiquette
  • How to excuse yourself from the table
  • Proper hygiene at the table
  • How to pass food
  • How to behave if you taste something you don’t like
  • How to catch the server’s eye
  • The meaning of R.S.V.P.
  • Writing thank you notes
  • The duties of a good host
  • The duties of a great guest
  • Continental vs. American Style of eating
  • Acceptable conversation at the table
  • How to close your plate (let the serving staff know that you are finished)
  • What to do if you don’t drink alcohol and it’s being served
  • Planning a meal
  • Seating V.I.P’s
  • Making a toast – Responding if you are being toasted
  • Tipping
  • Formal Place Setting

BOSS is available for presentations, dining tutorials and customized programs that meet your needs.

Workshops are conducted at local restaurants and or hotels.

  • Attire – semi formal
  • Duration - 3 ½ hours
  • Certificate of Completion
  • A 4 course meal and a work book
  • Small Group Workshops or Private Classes
  • To book Please contact - joanna@bossselfpro.com

“Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them” - Amy Vanderbilt

Transform Your Image… Increase Your Profits…Polish Your Etiquette