July 29, 2017

Dining Etiquette


Delightful Dining

It is not uncommon for people to make character judgments solely based on the way you handle yourself at the dining table.

At a business dinner or formal occasion, your table manners will be closely scrutinized; your performance can make or break the possibility of getting that big promotion, winning an important business deal or impressing your future in laws.

  • Dining Dos and Don’ts
  • Understanding Place Settings
  • Seating
  • Proper handling of Napkins
  • How to use Stemware
  • Which Bread Plate is Yours
  • How to Properly Eat Bread and Rolls
  • Rules for Eating Soup
  • Continental and American Dining
  • Dealing with Unwanted Food
  • The Correct Way to Pass Food
  • Toasting Etiquette
  • The Protocol for Ordering, Seating, Paying, and Tipping


We offer group classes consisting of your friends and/or family in your home or at a restaurant. Our rate varies depending upon the size of the group.

Included in each tutorial session is a copy of The Etiquette Nanny’s new book, Delightful Dining!

If you are uncomfortable with instructions in a group setting, we offer one-on-one training tutorials. You will be instructed in all the topics outlined above.

Please contact joanna@theetiquettenanny.com for a quote.

“The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork” – Oscar Wilde

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