For an interactive hands-on experience this can be combined with the Corporate Etiquette and International Diplomacy & Protocols programs.
When executives regularly meet and dine with clients, companies need to have confidence that
- Their reputation is protected.
- The right impression is made.
That they are represented in the best possible light, whether gathering at a local restaurant for lunch, attending a business event, entertaining international clients or traveling abroad. In a society that has become predominately “casual” in its approach to meals, renewed knowledge of “how to be formal” is a very useful skill.
Building rapport and conducting oneself appropriately at the table goes a long way to cementing a solid business relationship.Whether you are the host or a guest there are protocols to be followed and faux pas to be avoided.
- Knowledge of food and wine pairing will enhance the meal and confirm your status as an experienced, confident host.
- A working knowledge of the five main dining styles will give an executive “edge” showing a level of education and sophistication.
- Navigating a Social Business Event
- Handling a Meal with Class and Finesse
- Understanding your Place Setting
- Correct Use of Your Flatware
- Interpreting a Menu & Making Wise Choices
- Food and Wine Pairing
- Table Etiquette
- US, British, European and Multi-Cultural Dining Styles
- Seating Protocols and Place Cards.
- Power Entertaining