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Master the Art of Dining Etiquette!
Navigating lunch or dinner can be the key to building relationships or sealing a business deal. In today's rapidly evolving global economy, proper dining skills are crucial. How do your dining etiquette skills hold up? Enroll with Etiquette Etiquette for a comprehensive dining experience to boost your confidence in any social or business setting. Focus on the agenda, not the silverware!


In the global business landscape, exceptional manners are essential to succeed in executive positions, especially internationally. Dine Like a Diplomat offers a unique opportunity to enhance your qualifications and stand out among competitors.

This interactive tutorial includes a six-course meal, providing invaluable insights and nuances necessary to thrive internationally.

Join our seminar and dining tutorial, accommodating up to 24 participants. Group rates are available. Contact us today for a personalized quote!

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Participants will engage in the hands-on experience of:

  • Guest and Host Duties
  • Navigating the Place Setting
  • Menu Position
  • Silverware Skills & Napkin Etiquette
  • Handling Difficult Foods
  • Removing Unwanted Food Gracefully
  • American & European (Continental) Style of Dining
  • World-class Do’s and Don’ts
  • What to consider before extending an invitation
  • When receiving lines are practical
  • How to host a table
  • Body language at the table
  • The protocol of seating with various numbers of guest
  • Protocol for ordering, seating, paying, and tipping
  • The Silent Service Code
  • How to create and practice a welcome toast

outclass the competition® DINING ETIQUETTE fundamentals


The significance of a dining experience during the hiring process cannot be underestimated. Your table manners can carry immense weight, sometimes even outweighing your qualifications. When invited to a meal, you are under close observation, with your social graces and demeanor speaking volumes about your professionalism.

Whether attending a dinner party, facing an interview, or navigating unfamiliar cultures, understanding dining etiquette rules can significantly enhance your poise in such situations. Many candidates mistakenly view the meal as a casual opportunity to connect with their interviewer, but it serves a more significant purpose. Employers evaluate your conduct, knowledge of etiquette, and ability to interact in formal dining scenarios as they envision how you will represent the company with clients and superiors.

By familiarizing yourself with dining etiquette fundamentals, you will effortlessly navigate interview meals and increase your appeal to potential employers.

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Who should attend?

Development officers; any level of employee, from those in career-fast track programs to upper-level managers; anyone who hosts business meals or attends business meals and fundraiser events with clients, customers, and prospects.
Participants receive a comprehensive workbook to use during the presentation and to keep as a reference guide and certificate of course completion.

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
 La Rochefoucauld

Elevate your Dining Etiquette Skills with Flexibility!

Register for our "Outclass the Competition - Dining Etiquette Fundamentals"  training, offering two distinct options:

Virtual + In-Person Experience:

Join us for an exclusive training session online, followed by a private dining etiquette luncheon at the  InterContinental the Willard Washington D.C. Immerse yourself in hands-on learning and refine your social grace.

Virtual Training Only Anywhere:

For those outside the DMV or seeking the convenience of online learning, enjoy the complete dining etiquette experience from the comfort of your location. Access our training sessions online, accompanied by a downloadable PDF workbook.

Choose the option that suits your preferences and embark on a journey to refine your dining etiquette skills. Sign up now! Are you interested in our dining etiquette training? Drop us an email at [email protected] or call us at 866-556-5290 to schedule your session. Elevate your dining skills with Etiquette Etiquette!



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      Outclass the Competition® -Dining Etiquette Fundamentals.

      Elevate Your Professional Presence and Stand Out with Polished Dining Etiquette!

      Online + In-Person Dining Training

      • Registration Now Open!

        Elevate your dining etiquette and distinguish yourself in professional settings. Reserve your spot today to embark on a journey of sophistication. Join us via Zoom for the virtual training, and afterward, experience the pinnacle of refinement with an in-person three-course luncheon at the iconic Willard InterContinental Hotel. Seize this opportunity to refine your social grace and make a lasting impression in any professional scenario.

      • Exclusive Features:

        • Experience a three-course meal luncheon meal.
        • Receive a comprehensive workbook to enhance your skills (pdf).
        • Obtain a Certificate of Completion.
      • Investment

        Your Investment of $ Virtual + in-person Training

        Virtual Class

        • Exclusive Access to Outclass the Competition® Dining Etiquette Fundamentals.
        •  In-depth training. *Trained and licensed by The Protocol School of Washington..
        • Comprehensive Course Workbook PDF.
        • In-person Dining Etiquette at the Willard Hotel.
        • Valet Parking Included
      • Who Should Attend:

        • Professionals aiming to outclass competitors.
        • Business event hosts seeking to refine their hosting skills.
        • Individuals looking to enhance their dining skills.
      • Dress Attire - Business

        Business or formal attire is strongly encouraged to maintain a professional atmosphere. " 

      • What to Expect:

        • Master the art of dining etiquette essentials.
        • Cultivate leadership skills through refined dining interactions.
        • Ideal for individuals representing themselves or organizations at informal meals.
      • Our Next Online Training

        Virtual Training


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      • *About the Trainer

        Karene A. Putney is a business etiquette consultant and trainer in intercultural etiquette and protocol. Karene is trained and licensed as a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant by the renowned prestigious Protocol School of Washington® in Washington, D.C. The only Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. She is an esteemed member of the Protocol & Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association | (PDI POA).