Dining Etiquette

Business Lunches, Board Rooms and SkyBoxes
dining-etiquetteSome of the most major company milestones happen while sharing a meal. Whether you’re entertaining clients from out of town, casually celebrating another’s promotion, or making multi-million dollar deals with global leaders, Patricia’s interactive dining etiquette program delves far beyond the standard table setting. You’ll learn appropriate conversation topics, where to sit as the guest in a skybox, how to discreetly pay the party’s bill, and so much more.

Training Will Include:

  • Navigating The Place Setting
  • Napkin & Seating Etiquette
  • Continential & American Styles of Dining
  • Silent Service Code
  • Bread & Butter Protocol (BMW) Bread Meal Water
  • Soup Course Entree’ Dessert
  • Tips on Tipping
  • Silverware, Crystal, China
  • 5 Most Common Business Dining Mistakes
  • Table Talk/Small Talk
  • Accidents don’t Have to be Awkward
  • Cadence: Arriving, Ordering, Dining, Concluding
  • Body Language at The Table: Seating Eating Exiting The Table
  • Toasting: Two Types – When and How
  • Wine Etiquette
  • Successful Business Dining & Entertaining
  • Host & Guest Duties
  • Eating Rules in the Boardroom Banquest & Backyard BBQ to the Skybox
  • How to Gracefully Pay
  • Matradee, Coat-check, Sommelier~Valet
  • Thank You Verbal, Email, Written

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