The World was My Oyster  Until I Ate It! Nancy Bernard, M.Ed. Holly Holman, M.Ed. Auburn University  Career Development Se...
Agenda <ul><li>Pre-Dining Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival </li></ul><ul><li>Beverages </li></ul><ul><li>Appetizers </l...
3 Rules to Remember <ul><li>Work Dinner = Social Occasion + Agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating is not the main goal </li>...
Pre-Dining Etiquette <ul><li>Respond to Invitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSVP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regrets Only </l...
Arrival <ul><li>Seating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter from the Right of the Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posture </li></...
Place Setting My Oyster
Beverages <ul><li>Drinks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banquet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restaurant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lemon ...
Passing <ul><li>Which Way Do I Go? </li></ul><ul><li>Salt and Pepper </li></ul>My Oyster
Bread and Butter <ul><li>Throw Me a Roll! </li></ul><ul><li>A Bit of Butter </li></ul><ul><li>Break the Bread </li></ul><u...
Appetizers <ul><li>Appetizer Plate </li></ul><ul><li>Put a Small Amount on Your Plate </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Use a Dirty...
Salad <ul><li>Dressing </li></ul><ul><li>What if you do not like something in your salad? </li></ul>My Oyster
Soup <ul><li>What If It is Too Hot? </li></ul><ul><li>Make A Circle Away from You </li></ul><ul><li>Side of the Spoon </li...
Tips <ul><li>When to Start Eating </li></ul><ul><li>Elbows </li></ul><ul><li>Food on Table </li></ul><ul><li>Drop Food/Ute...
Main Meal <ul><li>Taste Before Seasoning </li></ul><ul><li>A Small Bite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul></ul>...
More Tips <ul><li>Excusing Self from Table </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Napkin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chewing Food </li></ul><ul>...
Dessert, Coffee & After Dinner Drinks <ul><li>Dessert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquid vs. Solid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coffee...
Ending the Meal The Silent Signal
Questions??? Nancy Bernard, nmb@auburn.edu Holly Holman, holly@auburn.edu
References <ul><li>Cap & Compass, LLC. (2004). Life After School. Explained. USA: Quality Books, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Se...
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Being confident and comfortable at a dinner business meeting can help you come out on top! This presentation will give you a basic overview of dining etiquette as well as explain the difference between dining and eating, how to order wine, and cell phone etiquette at the dinner table.

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Dining With Confidence

  1. 1. The World was My Oyster Until I Ate It! Nancy Bernard, M.Ed. Holly Holman, M.Ed. Auburn University Career Development Services
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Pre-Dining Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival </li></ul><ul><li>Beverages </li></ul><ul><li>Appetizers </li></ul><ul><li>Soup/Salad </li></ul><ul><li>Main Course </li></ul><ul><li>Dessert </li></ul>My Oyster
  3. 3. 3 Rules to Remember <ul><li>Work Dinner = Social Occasion + Agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating is not the main goal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Discreet </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the Host’s Lead </li></ul>My Oyster
  4. 4. Pre-Dining Etiquette <ul><li>Respond to Invitations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSVP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regrets Only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Arrive on-time </li></ul><ul><li>If you are the host: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make reservations ahead of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let server know before guests arrive how </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bill will be handled </li></ul></ul>My Oyster
  5. 5. Arrival <ul><li>Seating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter from the Right of the Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No Personal Items on Table </li></ul><ul><li>Greetings and Handshakes </li></ul><ul><li>Napkin </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Rearrange Table Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Wait for Host to Pick Up Menu </li></ul><ul><li>Close Menu Once You Selected </li></ul>My Oyster
  6. 6. Place Setting My Oyster
  7. 7. Beverages <ul><li>Drinks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banquet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restaurant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lemon </li></ul><ul><li>Wine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Red Wine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>White Wine </li></ul></ul>My Oyster
  8. 8. Passing <ul><li>Which Way Do I Go? </li></ul><ul><li>Salt and Pepper </li></ul>My Oyster
  9. 9. Bread and Butter <ul><li>Throw Me a Roll! </li></ul><ul><li>A Bit of Butter </li></ul><ul><li>Break the Bread </li></ul><ul><li>Bread Plate </li></ul>My Oyster
  10. 10. Appetizers <ul><li>Appetizer Plate </li></ul><ul><li>Put a Small Amount on Your Plate </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Use a Dirty Utensil </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Double Dip </li></ul><ul><li>Chips – Beware of the Crunch </li></ul>My Oyster
  11. 11. Salad <ul><li>Dressing </li></ul><ul><li>What if you do not like something in your salad? </li></ul>My Oyster
  12. 12. Soup <ul><li>What If It is Too Hot? </li></ul><ul><li>Make A Circle Away from You </li></ul><ul><li>Side of the Spoon </li></ul><ul><li>Resting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serving Plate vs. Cup/Bowl </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bread is not a Mop </li></ul><ul><li>Tilt Away </li></ul>My Oyster
  13. 13. Tips <ul><li>When to Start Eating </li></ul><ul><li>Elbows </li></ul><ul><li>Food on Table </li></ul><ul><li>Drop Food/Utensil on Floor </li></ul><ul><li>Attention Getting </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phones </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am Finished” Signal </li></ul><ul><li>Dirty Utensils </li></ul>My Oyster
  14. 14. Main Meal <ul><li>Taste Before Seasoning </li></ul><ul><li>A Small Bite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Bite at a Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cutting Meat </li></ul><ul><li>Side Dishes </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing Food </li></ul>My Oyster
  15. 15. More Tips <ul><li>Excusing Self from Table </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Napkin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chewing Food </li></ul><ul><li>Resting </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Coughing/Squeezing </li></ul><ul><li>Do Not Push Plate Out of Way or Stack Dishes </li></ul>My Oyster
  16. 16. Dessert, Coffee & After Dinner Drinks <ul><li>Dessert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Liquid vs. Solid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coffee Anyone? </li></ul><ul><li>After Dinner Drink </li></ul>My Oyster
  17. 17. Ending the Meal The Silent Signal
  18. 18. Questions??? Nancy Bernard, nmb@auburn.edu Holly Holman, holly@auburn.edu
  19. 19. References <ul><li>Cap & Compass, LLC. (2004). Life After School. Explained. USA: Quality Books, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Segaloff, N. (1998). The Everything Etiquette Book. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation. </li></ul><ul><li>Post, E. L. (1995). Emily Post on Etiquette. New York: HarperPerennial. </li></ul>My Oyster

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