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Dining Etiquette

Over the years, we have discovered that dining etiquette is an increasingly popular aspect of our classes and programmes. Accordingly, we offer a half-day course in everything you'll ever need to know about the art of the table. Enjoy this tutorial over a formal three-course luncheon in one of central London's finest dining venues. This course can be delivered to individuals, or for a small group.

Tutors: William Hanson, Diana Mather or Lord Fermoy. Read their biographies.

Investment & Further Information

  1. £565 (inclusive of VAT)

  2. Dates available on request

  3. Two and half hour, private training

  4. Chelsea, London

  5. Rates available for groups and couples

Distinguished Dining

Western dining is very much focused on minimising the awareness that one is eating, and the many rules and protocols that can confuse many people, but once explained the myriad of cutlery and glasses is demystified forever.

Our course will successfully school you in elegant eating and dignified drinking. Your tuition takes place over a delicious lunch, making the tutorial hands-on and practical, rather than theory-based.

  1. The tools of the table

  2. How to hold cutlery and glasses

  3. Napkin placement

  4. Cultural differences in place settings

  5. The rhythm of dining

  6. Passing the port

  7. Toasts and speeches

  8. Styles of table service

  9. ...and more.

The Art of Entertaining

Thanks to various popular television shows, staying in is the new going out. Entertaining at home is now the preferred option when it comes to getting a group of friends together and is key for enhancing friendships and conducting business in a more relaxed setting. Yet many are unaware of how to do it properly and the very thought of having people for dinner can induce a mild panic and cold sweats.

Fear no longer as we talk you through you in how to put on that 10/10 dinner party, cocktail soirée and buffet lunch for 12!

Just some of the topics your tutor will cover include:

  1. From buffets to banquets: the different types of parties and expectations

  2. Restaurant dining

  3. The role of the host and duties as a guest

  4. Most common entertaining disasters and how to handle them.

Client Testimonial

“I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon; my tutor was first-rate. His courteous and disarming manner made the whole experience very pleasurable. This really helps me feel more confident when I go into fine dining experiences – even yesterday when I attended a meal I was able to determine how good the waiters were. Thank you.” | Jonathan, Solicitor, London