College Dining Etiquette is taught over a meal which allows students to practice what they have learned in a safe group setting. Many second interviews now take place in a restaurant so employers can assess how students act in a dining situation. It is essential to learn table manners and dining etiquette before entering the business world.
“Many thanks to you for the beautiful dining etiquette luncheon you conducted at the Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42 Career Conference for Douglass Women. It was the highlight of the day! Many students have commented on how valuable they found it, and the staff and alumnae picked up some tips and enjoyed it immensely, too.
I hope we’ll have the chance to do a similar such event in the future.”
Karen Alexander, PhD
Dean of Junior and Senior Year Programs
Douglass Residential College
During an ImageDesign Dining Etiquette Presentation, students will learn:
- Why etiquette is important.
- American and Continental styles of dining
- Placement of silverware during rest and completion of a meal
- Handling bread, napkins and condiments
- Ordering (including discussion of alcohol)
- Seating arrangements and keeping pace.
- Eating tricky foods
- Dealing with dining disasters
After an ImageDesign Dining Etiquette session, students will have learned the proper way to conduct themselves at any type of meal or dining event.