EATiQuette   
Restaurant Service Training
Dining Etiquette Workshops

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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

PHOTO BY BRAD ARMSTRONG/SCOTTSDALE TRIBUNE
Eating it up:  A group gets instruction from
David Rothschild in his EATiQuette class.

EATiQuette dining etiquette workshops
guide attendees through a hypothetical social or business dining situation to boost table manners and dining-related skills and build confidence
.

At your EATiQuette workshop, you'll learn about: 
• Answering An Invitation 
• Arrival & Departure Etiquette 
• Seating Arrangements
• Order of Service
• Butler-Style, Buffet & Table Service 
• Use of Silverware, Plateware, Glassware, Napkin 
• Tips for Grooming, Conversation & Body Language
• Plus much, much more!
 
  PROGRAMS FOR ARIZONA HIGH SCHOOL
  AND COLLEGE GROUPS:

Because dining properly is one of the most important life skills students can learn . . .
 
Vincent's on Camelback (Phoenix)
University Club of Phoenix or
Floridino's (Chandler)
Dining Etiquette Workshop Luncheons

• 60-minute workshop on the basics of dining etiquette for all social and business situations. Optional segments on business dining and wine can be added.

• 3-course gourmet luncheon  includes soup, chicken entree, dessert and beverage (vegetarian option available by advance request).

Cost: $29.50 per person with a minimum group size of 35 attendees. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 at Vincent's, 45 at UCP or 40 at Floridino's. Price includes presentation, luncheon, tax and gratuity. School bus driver's meal is free with minimum paid attendance!

Can't come to us? We'll come to you!
If you have a restaurant, hotel or resort in your area that might work with us to present an event for your group, please contact us. Prices may vary in other locations.

Culinary & FACS instructors:
We also offer one-day basic table service training at your location -- contact us for details

  PROGRAMS FOR ARIZONA BUSINESSES
  CLUBS & CIVIC GROUPS:
 
Sales & Marketing Teams & Business Executives
become more savvy diners with our presentations!

• One to two hour workshop at your location on dining etiquette for all social and business situations including a special segment on hosting the meal.

• Make it a team-building experience by adding a luncheon or dinner at Vincent's or catered at your location.

Cost: Workshop only- from $500 (for a group size of up to 50); Workshop and meal - speaker fee of $750, plus the cost of the meal, tax and gratuity. Please call or e-mail us for additional information.
 

  IS YOUR BUSINESS OR GROUP PLANNING A 
  CONFERENCE OR CONVENTION IN AZ?

Please talk with us about presenting an EATiQuette Dining Etiquette Workshop . . .
 
• As a personal and professional development seminar on your conference agenda

• As a spouse activity either at your hotel/resort or at Vincent's on Camelback, one of Arizona's top restaurants.

Cost: Workshop only- from $500 (for a group size of up to 50); Workshop and meal - speaker fee of $750, plus the cost of the meal, tax and gratuity. Please call or e-mail us for additional information.

Dining etiquette workshops
for students and adults

 
Watch a video clip on buffet etiquette
as seen on WealthTV's "Etiquette 101"
(opens with Quicktime Player or Real Player)
 

Traditionally, when a couple dines at a restaurant, the woman is offered the "view" seat -- facing the most attractive feature of the dining room or looking out onto the scenery. Since banquettes (a fancy word for booth-type seating which often has chairs on the opposite side of the table) are typically placed along the perimeter of the room, the view from the banquette seat is most likely the preferred one. Usually, when two couples are dining together at a table with booth seating, the women slide in from each side then the men take the outside seats. If you or the person you're dining with has a seating preference, it would be polite to let him or her choose the seat they find most comfortable. Some people (Mr. EATiQuette is one) like to have their back to the wall. Others might have difficulty sliding in and out of a booth. Left-handed diners might want to sit where they're less likely to bump elbows with right-handed diners. Try to work things out so that everyone at the table is comfortable. But if there's any question about seating-- sorry, guys -- it's ladies' choice.

Note: This "info'toon" first appeared on our site in July of 2002. We hope you'll enjoy it (with a few updates) and some of our other "vintage" tips during the next few months.

We welcome your inquiries about our training services and publications.
Please contact Barbara or David Rothschild at: 602.569.2051 • 602.765.1746 (fax) or e-mail
EATiQuette is based in Phoenix, Arizona and presents training programs for clients nationwide

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