Virtual Dining Etiquette 101
Thu, July 16, 2020 @ 07:00PM To Thu, July 16, 2020 @ 08:30PM
Want to learn how to succeed in that professional relationship? Want to impress your bosses, clients, and even new friends among your fellow professional community? Dinners – esp. table manners — play an important part in making a favorable impression. How we present ourselves could be essential to our professional (and perhaps even our personal) success.
From the comfort of your own living room, we offer you a fun and informative class to give you and your colleagues the ease and confidence to dine casually or formally in any situation.
More than learning the correct fork to use, this interactive workshop covers all aspects of fine dining for business and pleasure. So grab a glass of wine and your favorite dish as you gain insight into the silent codes and unwritten rules of fine dining etiquette. (You may do this class without a meal or, if you are daring, you can prepare a meal to eat along with).
– American v. Continental dining styles,
– Choosing the perfect restaurant and cuisine,
– Meeting & greeting,
– Coat & bag check,
– Host versus guest duties,
– Ordering Alcohol & Wine,
– Handling dietary restrictions,
– Proper Dinner conversation,
– Dining Skills,
– Tackling difficult foods,
– Tipping and the check,
– Handling business during a meal,
– Exchanging business cards,
– Appropriate and professional conversation topics,
– Making small talk, and
= laying the groundwork for potential follow-up.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Crystal L. Bailey puts the “pro” in protocol as director of The Etiquette Institute of Washington. An experienced consultant and public speaker, she is dedicated to aiding business and young professionals polish their executive presence, networking, and fine dining etiquette savvy.
Recognized for her fresh approach, Crystal is called upon for her expertise by Global 500 companies and international media outlets to include the BBC, CNN, and French Television.
Crystal received her formal etiquette training at Debrett’s of London, Etiquette à la Française of Montpellier, and Hedonia of Suzhou. She is a proud member of Cercle International des Experts en Etiquette Française.