Dining Etiquette

Dining Etiquette

What’s in it for you?  49% of successful business transactions have been conducted over a meal.  It is a time honoured way of cultivating trust and developing a relationship.  Today it is often part of a job interview. Remember the business priority, it isn’t about the meal or the food it’s about the relationships that you forge. They aren’t sharing a meal with you because they believe you are hungry.  They are assessing your social skills and how comfortable and confident you are.

In the business world today, relationships can greatly impact your success. Enjoying a meal with a client or business colleague provides the opportunity to engage in social interaction and develop the relationship further.

Learn styles of eating, formal table setting, navigating the place setting, dining do’s and don’ts, managing difficult foods, manners at the table, restaurant manners, finessing the buffet, invitations, entertaining etiquette, host and guest duties and more.

Knowing what to do, how to do it and appearing confident and at ease allows those you are with to also feel comfortable with you. How well you handle yourself at the dinner table, a party or at cocktails says a lot about who you are. Your manners reflect on the company you represent.

Brand Yourself to a Better You!