Dining Etiquette

“Dining” is one of the most common etiquette topics, as most people aren’t accustomed to seeing a formal place setting on a regular basis. This can be intimidating, but learning the fundamentals of dining etiquette will put you at ease so you will be able to focus on enjoying your food and fine company, rather than reaching for the wrong utensil.

Whether at a cocktail party with passed hors d’oeuvres, a formal dinner, or a buffet luncheon, Polite Society’s Dining Etiquette experience will prepare you to approach the occasion with ease and confidence.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Table Settings
  • Table Etiquette Fundamentals
  • Napkin Etiquette
  • Glasses
  • Forks, Spoons, Knives
  • Holding Cutlery and Glasses
  • Tricky Foods
  • Speeches and Toasts
  • Wine Pairings
  • Styles of Table Service
  • Seating Placement
  • Hosting a Dinner Party