Dining Etiquette collection

Dining Etiquette collection

This collection of videos will help your polish your table manners for social and business events. Learn how to navigate British and American place settings, where to set your napkin, how to make and receive toasts, pass the port, and much more. [Please note that this does not include the 20 minute How to Eat Tricky Foods video.]

Dining Etiquette collection

11 Videos

  • How to hold cutlery and silverware

    Watch leading etiquette tutors show how to hold the different types of cutlery and silverware. In this training video you will learn about holding forks and knives, fish cutlery, soup spoons, dessert/pudding cutlery and chopsticks.

  • Napkins

    William Hanson from The English Manner discusses the positioning of napkins before, during and after a meal as well as the varying sizes of napkins.

  • Navigating the British place setting

    We explain the layout and positioning of cutlery, china and glassware for the traditional British place setting.

  • Navigating the American place setting

    Myka Meier from Beaumont Etiquette explains the layout and positioning of flatware, china and glassware for the American formal and informal place settings.

  • Toasts and speeches

    William Hanson from The English Manner shows how to propose and receive a toast correctly, as well as some pointers on the etiquette of speeches.

  • Unfamiliar cuisine

    Myka Meier from Beaumont Etiquette explains how to deal with food that you can't eat for dietary, religious or ethical reasons, as well as what to do when the food is simply uneatable.

  • Drinking politely and holding a wine glass

    William Hanson from The English Manner explains how to hold glassware and drink with elegance.

  • Port

    William Hanson from The English Manner talks about the very British etiquette that surrounds the passing of port at the end of a formal meal.

  • Centrepieces

    Diana Mather from The English Manner discuss centrepieces for dining tables. When should you use candles? And when should you not? Flowers are a good option but there are many things to consider.

  • Holding a teacup and stirring tea

    Diana Mather from The English Manner demonstrates how to hold a teacup and stir your tea elegantly.

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