Do Table Manners Still Matter?
What are your thoughts on dining table conventions?
Because we live outside Downtown Abbey times, many people view strict table manners as an outdated, set of arbitrary rules that should be treated as a thing of the past. That as long as you manage to chew with your mouth closed, keep your elbows off the table, wipe the dribble off your chin, then you will be thought to have obtained some form of civility.
The Importance of Table Manners
However, we would argue that proper table manners, or dining etiquette, can still be very important in these modern times. Knowing a thing or two about proper dining etiquette, such as cutlery use in a five-course meal (cutlery use starts at the outer edge, working your way in, using one utensil for each course), not only makes the whole eating process a little more attractive, but it can also make a good impression and help you get ahead. When people are impressed with how you conduct yourself over a meal, they are likely to think that you know how to do everything else properly as well.
So if you find yourself being invited to formal occasions and faced with an army of cutlery and glasses, it may pay to take an etiquette course and learn a basic thing or two about proper dining etiquette. DASH Finishing School is running a dining etiquette workshop where participants can learn proper dining skills, and gain the confidence and poise to get them through any social or business event they will ever have in their life.
Dining Etiquette Workshop runs on Saturday, July 7th, from 10.00am - 1.00pm. Find out more about ticket prices class details in the link below.
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