The dining table is filled with potential catastrophes- a glass of red wine spilling, the olive shooting across the table, sauce dropping on your tie or blouse or the fork flying off the table.


All the while you still have to be social, say the right thing, and solidify business contracts.  Through learning the correct dining skills, you are more at ease to focus on the people and the occasion rather than second-guessing yourself and working yourself up to a mild panic.


Whether you choose to do the Art of Dining, Business Entertaining, and Dining or the Family Dining tutorial, you will learn all the subtle nuances of the table.  You will learn why these specific instruments are in place and how to use them so that dining becomes an easy and enjoyable social event.

  • What type of restaurant to choose
  • The location of the restaurant
  • Where should your table be located in the restaurant
  • Why it’s important to know the restaurant
  • Do you wait for your client at the entrance or at the table
  • Who orders first
  • What type of meal should you order
  • Where is the cheque presented
  • Understanding the table and cutlery
  • Wine tasting and appreciation
  • Correct manners at the table
  • As well as all the dining do’s and don’ts
  • Dining also includes a 5-course fine dining meal
  • How to host a successful dinner party
  • What to do when entertaining your partner’s business colleagues
  • How to set the home for your guest’s arrival
  • Indispensable things to ensure a seamless and enjoyable party
  • Understanding what the particular uses are of cutlery
  • How to lay the table
  • How to understand what is for dinner from looking at cutlery
  • The essentials of dining
  • Food to eat with your hands
  • Wine pairing with your meal
  • Entertaining guests at a restaurant
  • Dining also includes a fine dining meal

A fun family occasion where everyone gets to learn about enjoying a meal the right way. You will learn:

  • How to hold your cutlery the right way
  • Use silent signals to show that you are still busy eating or finished your meal
  • The correct way to use a napkin
  • How to eat soup
  • Breaking of bread versus cutting bread
  • How to eat fish the right way
  • Understanding the dessert spoon and fork
  • As well as a whole host of other topics

This allows you the personal focus and undivided attention of a lecturer giving you the freedom to discuss topics at your own pace.