Table Manners

Western table culture is sophisticated and can be confusing to the untrained novice. We offer a range of training exercises in how to behave properly and elegantly at the table, while making it look effortless. Also recommended for hospitality professionals looking to enhance their skills.

For enterprises and individuals – adults or children – from 1 day to 5 days, we can propose several programs, including the following:

  • History of table manners
  • How to sit down correctly
  • Correct body posture at the table
  •  Setting the table
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Table manners
  •  Organising service
  • Serviet etiquette
  • When and how starting the meal
  • Cutleries knowledge
  • Glasses knowledge
  • Hosting
  •  Table plans
  • Politeness at the table
  • Dinner conversations
  • Menus and specialties
  • Pairing dishes and wines
  • Business meals
  • How to choose a bottle
  • Knowing the European protected wines
  • World’s wine regions
  • Chardonnay wines
  • Pinot Noir wines
  • Sauvignon Blanc wines
  • Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot wines
  • Syrah / Grenache wine
  • How to read a label
  • How to open a bottle of wine
  • How to decant wine
  • How to open a bottle of champagne
  • How to serve wine
  • How to hold the glass and drink
  • How to talk about wine
  • How and when to refill the glass
  • Pairing food and wine