Entertaining at Home - Business Etiquette

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Apart from restaurants clients are also entertained at the residence. In such cases the event is more casual and less formal.
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Entertaining at Home - Business Etiquette

  1. 1. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division CHAPTER-23 ENTERTAINING AT HOME We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  2. 2. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division Apart from restaurants, clients and colleagues are entertained in the house. In these instances the party is more casual and less formal We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  3. 3. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division Host • The host and hostess have a huge responsibility if they decide to entertain at their house • They must remember it is a business occasion––an event hosted for clients and colleagues • There is usually a reason for a party: • To entertain a visiting client • To greet a person who has newly joined the organization • To bid farewell We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  4. 4. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division • The first step is to fix on a date for the party after ascertaining it from the chief guest • Once the date has been agreed upon, a guest list should be prepared • Ask the chief guest if there is anyone in particular that he would like to invite • If it is a business party then it would be appropriate to send invitations with a request that the invitee reply to a specified person We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  5. 5. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division • Know how many will be coming as you’d need to order food and drinks. You don’t want to have a lot of left - over food or run short of it either • It would be the best to have the food catered rather than cooking it at home • While deciding on a menu the chief guest should be asked of his preferences • There should be a combination of cuisines including vegetarian and non-vegetarian. A salad is always appreciated We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  6. 6. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division • Apart from heavy eats, there must be starters- at least 2 non-vegetarian and 4 vegetarian • At the day of the party the area of the must be cleaned • There should be enough chairs for guests to sit and enough place for them to move around We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  7. 7. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division • The host/hostess should be ready ahead of time so that they are there to greet the guests • They should ensure that the guests meet one another and have enough to eat and drink • If the party is catered there will be servers who will move from guest to guest and ensure that starters and drinks are being served. • The host must ensure this and see that there is no empty glass We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  8. 8. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division • Usually , dinner is served after guests have had two or three drinks • Most parties have several guests dining together, so a buffet is laid out. • The hosts should ensure that guests have are looked after adequately We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum
  9. 9. Welingkar’s Distance Learning Division • After the food is consumed desserts and sometimes liquers are served • The host / hostess should avoid having more than one drink during the party. • The host/hostess must be at the door when guests leave to thank them for coming to the party We Learn – A Continuous Learning Forum

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