Etiquette is not only about manners! It is also about being a prepared, refined professional. Our Finishing Touches curriculum includes four modules that focus on social etiquette, and a dining tutorial. These modules assist in developing social competence which leads to success. Inappropriate attire, misspoken words, weak introductions or social faux pas may cost you an opportunity or future invitation.
Module 1: Personal Image and Dress Code
The image we project tells others how we are to be treated. Our attire indicates our social competence. In this one-hour module, learn how to create a powerful image and dress for every social occasion.
Module 2: Timeless Correspondence
From quills in ink, to fountain pens, to electric typewriters, to the keys on a computer, the manner in which we communicate is not what it once was. In this ninety-minute module, learn to write a handwritten invitation, and thank you letter in a language that will leave a lasting impression.
Module 3: Entertaining and Being Entertained
Whether entertaining for a few friends in an intimate setting, or entertaining for 100 or more guests in a formal event, in this two-hour module, learn how to execute the duties of a refined host/hostess, and to create a cross-cultural menu, and seating arrangement according to precedence.
Module 4: The Art of the Table
Whether the host or the guest, this class will assist you in being gracious, charming and elegant. As a host, you will enjoy preparing a formal table. As a guest, you will enhance your confidence by discovering how to navigate an array of utensils and stemware seamlessly and elegantly. Our 90-minute interactive and engaging module will distinguish between formal and informal table décor, table settings, and table service. Learn the usage of specific utensils such as the escargot holder, fruit cutlery, and coupes versus flutes.
Module 5: Dining Tutorial
Our Finishing Touches program includes a two-hour dining tutorial at The Century Club on East Avenue. Enjoy a four-course lunch as you receive course by course instruction from Miss Cynthia. Seasonal Menu
Our dining tutorial includes:
- Dining History
- Navigating a Four-course Place Setting
- Proper Use of Cutlery
- Dining Styles: American, British, Continental
- Table Manners
- Handling Faux Pas
- Interaction with Wait Staff
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