The Ultimate
Host

 

Join us for a glass of champagne, a delicious charcuterie board, and a Burrata tasting platter while you learn just how easy it is to set an elegant table.

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Our hands-on tutorial explains the five main styles of dining but focuses on the US and European styles. Casual dining suits much of today's lifestyle and buffet dining can be the way to go but it is always useful to know the protocols of formal dining and table etiquette for when those special occasions arise.

Setting an elegant table will "Wow" your friends before they even take a bite so learn how to arrange beautiful place settings for simple three-course meals and extravagant multi-course dinners. Being confident about your personal place setting will prevent such faux pas as eating your neighbor's bread or drinking their wine and knowing how to handle unusual flatware and tackle difficult foods will put you totally at ease! 

Our tips for food and wine selections, choosing the correct glasses for wines, and toasting will take your entertaining skills to the next level. 

 

     TOPICS COVERED

 

  • The Skill & Finesse of Hosting a Meal

  • How do You Plan to Invite Your Guests?

  • Formal Service, Buffet, or Casual Dining

  • Setting an Elegant Table

  • Planning Your Menu & Choosing Your Wines 

  • Seating Protocols & Place Cards

  • Five Main Dining Styles

  • Understanding Your Place Setting

  • Eating Difficult & Unusual Foods 

  • Table Etiquette

  • Toasting

  • Taking care of your favorite Dinnerware, Flatware, Stemware & Linens.

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