The place where our manners are really put to the test is at the table. Eating a meal with others is a veritable minefield of potential blunders and gaffes, so if you’re planning to dine with work colleagues, superiors or clients, it’s wise for you to be fully versed in dining etiquette. Business dinners and power lunches are where so many key decisions are made and social meals are where relationships are formed. It’s imperative that you approach business and social meals feeling confident and avoid unforced errors.

This course covers the fundamentals of table manners, addressing everything from place settings to holding utensils, good posture to appropriate conversation.

In this class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Navigate a place setting and menu.
  • Hold utensils properly and understand the differences between American and Continental styles.
  • Understand manners for specific courses in the meal, from bread and butter to soup and salad.
  • Have good posture, eye contact and appropriate gestures.
  • Handle it if you don’t like what you’ve ordered.
  • Toast your host or guest of honor.
  • End a meal properly and know when you can leave the table.



Online Dining Etiquette Course

Daniel Post Senning

Daniel Post Senning is the great-great grandson of Emily Post and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 19th edition.
207 Students
100% Recommend this Class

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