“If you ever have to chose between the trainings on advanced Accounting and Table Manners, go for the knife and fork” – Harvey, Mackay
Eating is not an executive skill. But it is especially hard to imagine why anyone negotiating a rise to the top would consider it possible to skip mastering the very simple requirements…
Tables are not the place for conducting business, but many business deals and agreements were concluded right after an enjoyable lunch or dinner. You may be forgiven for mistaking the spring asparagus risotto in pastry timballo for a chicken potpie - but raising your glass to toast yourself is a faux pas that is remembered!
Dine like a diplomat will give you an overview of table etiquette and contemporary dining and entertaining customs – starting from the idea, the invitations, the guest-lists, the seating charts to sending thank-you notes- and will help those in charge of planning and orchestrating receptions, cocktails, dinners, ceremonies and other special events.