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EATiQuette in the community . . .

David has participated on the Arizona Department of Education's standards assessment and revision committee for Culinary Arts and Family & Consumer Sciences programs.

Throughout the years, we've also volunteered with many organizations, including:

For more than 10 years, we taught table service and dining etiquette to trainees at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance Community Kitchen program in Phoenix, AZ. We were pleased to add another marketable skill set to those being learned in this culinary and life skills training for low-income adults. And we're excited to have been a part of this program since its inception.
One Step Beyond is a comprehensive program for people with cognitive disability. Culinary training is one of the many vocational and life skills that help participants lead productive, independent lives. We've had the opportunity to introduce those in the OSB culinary program to table manners and the basics of service.
The Nick Lowery Youth Foundation's annual Nation Building for Native Youth forum in Scottsdale provides leadership training for teens from Southwestern tribal nations. We're pleased to have presented dining etiquette workshops as part of the life skills training at their conferences. We also helped produce a short etiquette video that was used at other NBNY events.
We had the opportunity to present a dining etiquette workshop for the trainees and staff of Café Reconcile, a program operated by Reconcile New Orleans. The organization provides an innovative life skills and job training program to assist young people from severely at-risk communities who desire to make a positive change in their lives.

More than 50 clients, parents and staff members of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center participated in our dining etiquette workshop and dinner as part of the organization's "Monday Night Out" program. SARRC's mission is to advance research and provide support for individuals with autism and their families.

David RothschildEATiQuette founder, presenter and co-owner David Rothschild jokes that he was “born into the restaurant business,”  since, while his mother was pregnant with him, his father was a partner in an Upstate New York lodge. Some of David's earliest memories are of crawling around commercial kitchens. He’s still more comfortable entering a restaurant through the kitchen door.

David has more than 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry, as a manager, server and service trainer. He's worked at major resort and restaurant properties in New York, New Mexico, Michigan and Arizona.

As an instructor in the Culinary Arts Program at MetroTech High School in Phoenix (Arizona) from 1988 to 2003, he was responsible for the operation of a student-staffed coffee shop, fine dining room and banquet facility.

At the request of another MetroTech instructor, David developed his first etiquette lesson in 1989. The goal was to introduce high school students to proper dining etiquette and to help them feel comfortable in both social and business dining situations. In the summer of 1998, David first began offering his etiquette seminars (renamed EATiQuette) to the public, businesses, colleges and culinary training programs. He has presented to more than 500 groups ranging from preschoolers to Fortune 500 executives. More than 20,000 participants have been impacted by this unique workshop.

David was a finalist in the Society of American Cuisine's Year of the Waiter program and was twice nominated for Arizona Vocational Teacher of theYear. The MetroTech Culinary Arts Department was once named the Vocational Program of the Year in Arizona. David is a member of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and has served on numerous Arizona high school and college culinary program advisory boards.

David and his wife, Barbara, co-wrote a weekly dining etiquette column, Ask Mr. EATiQuette, that ran for two years in The (Biloxi, MS) Sun Herald’s Marquee entertainment section.

David is regularly consulted as a restaurant service and dining etiquette expert  by national and international media. He was a regular contributor to Native American Casino and other industry publications.

EATiQuette co-owner Barbara Rothschild is a former Phoenix food writer/restaurant reviewer. She currently serves as administrator, sales and marketing director, accounting department and webmaster for EATiQuette and created the "info'toon" illustrations seen in The Main Course on Dining Etiquette.

On April 10, 2003, David was inducted into the 
Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame!

Above, David accepts his award from
Scottsdale League for the Arts
President George Owen

The Main Course
on Table Service 

waitstaff training manual
& instructor's guide

The Main Course
on Dining Etiquette

step-by-step guide to
dining with confidence
in the 21st century

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