Dining Etiquette

 

Nothing defines a person more than their table manners.
Whether it be how to hold your knife and fork correctly, how to order and taste wine or how to be a good host at a restaurant,
this course covers all aspects of correct dining.

Subjects


TABLE SETTING

No matter whether you are setting a casual, semi-formal or formal setting, learn the placement of everything on the table from the knives, forks and spoons, serviette, bread and butter place, the charger plate to the wine glasses.

HOW TO SIT AT THE TABLE

Sitting correctly at the table is so important. Elbows locked into your sides, no slouching and feet firmly on the ground.

USING UTENSILS

In Australia, we practice the European way of holding utensils. Learn which cutlery to use with which course, how to hold the knife and fork, where to put the knife and fork when having a rest and where to put the knife and fork when you are finished your meal so the waiter knows to take your plate away

EATING

Know when to start eating and when to wait, how to squeeze lemon so it doesn’t go over everyone else at the table, how to cut food correctly and how to eat a salad if it is served as a side dish.

SERVIETTE

There is a correct way to put your serviette on your lap if the waiter doesn’t do it, where to put your serviette if you have to leave the table and what to do with it when you are finished your meal.

BREAD AND BUTTER

Very few people butter a bread roll correctly. Learn the nuances of doing it correctly.

WINE

There is a lot to choosing wine, tasting wine and correctly holding wine glasses. Let us teach you the art so you can become an expert.

TEA AND COFFEE

If you drink tea or coffee it is important to do it correctly.

HOST’S DUTIES

Being a guest at a party carries with it certain responsibilities. Learn correct behaviour when in someone else’s home.

GUEST’S DUTIES

Grooming and hygiene are important in order to be part of society

HOW TO HANDLE MISHAPS

There are times in a teenager’s life when it is important to dress correctly.

GENERAL INFORMATION

This is difficult for many people to say, not just teenagers so learn it now and it will hold you in good stead all your life. It is very important to have the strength to say “no” when it is necessary.

Duration

1 person: 2 hours
2 – 4 people: 2.5 hours
5 – 10 people: 3.00 hours

Venue

The Apprentice Restaurant: TAFE, Harris St, Ultimo

Investment

1 – 2 people – $660 + plus food
3 – 4 people – $990 + plus food
5 – 10 people – $1200 + plus food