How you hold your knife and fork, where you place your napkin, how you sit – the way we eat reveals a lot about us. But it’s not just about observing the rules. Table manners are about more than simple customs. Whether you are eating in a fancy restaurant or at home with friends and family, good table manners are a courtesy and will make dining a more pleasant experience.
This one-to-one course teaches you not only how to be an excellent host but how to be the perfect guest and covers all elements of dining etiquette, from the invitation all the way through to the thank you note. By the end of the course you will feel confident about circulating at drinks parties, introducing guests to one another and dealing with seating plans, toasts and speeches.
The first part of the course focuses on the theory of dining etiquette and in the second session, you put these skills into practice over a three-course meal. Please note that students will be sent instructions in advance on how to set up the table correctly as well as suggestions for preparing the food.