Entertaining 
with
Style & Ease

Join us for a glass of champagne and settle back to enjoy hors d'oeuvres as we demonstrate The Art of Entertaining 

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Are you a "foodie" who loves to entertain but are somewhat overwhelmed at the thought of hosting a large Sunday brunch or an intimate formal dinner?

Let us show you how to successfully plan your next event and become the quintessential host whose friends can't wait for your next party. We "dine" with our eyes before ever tasting the food and by setting

sumptuous table you will "Wow" your guests before they even take a bite. Our tips on hosting, menu planning and setting a spectacular table will take

your entertaining skills to the next level. 

 

     TOPICS COVERED

 

  • Setting a Spectacular Table

  • Arranging & Understanding Your Place Setting

  • Hosting a Meal with Skill and Finesse

  • Invitations 

  • Menu Planning and Food & Wine Pairings

  • Table Etiquette

  • Handling Unusual Foods & Unusual flatware

  • Seating Protocols & Place Cards

  • Choosing Hostess Gifts

  • Event Planning

  • Protocols of Attending Black or White Tie Events

An invitation to a VIP black or white tie event?   No problem, we can guide you through appropriate

dress codes and the etiquette of the all important RSVP. Formal dinners can range from four course meals

to extravagant nine course feasts. We will explain the often confusing flatware set for multiple courses,

how to tackle unusual foods, use the flatware correctly and understand the "cues" for wait staff. Being confident about your personal place setting will put you at ease and prevent the faux pas of eating your neighbor’s bread or drinking their wine! Follow our guidelines and ideas for hostess gifts and you will be

the guest people want to invite back again.

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Theresa Salameno

mannersmatterusa@gmail.com

201-294-7106