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INTRODUCTION TO OUR LADY'S BRITISH DINING ETIQUETTE COURSE

The Lady's British Dining Etiquette Course covers the key aspects of British dining etiquette for formal and informal situations. This four-hour course is designed to equip ladies with knowledge of the intricacies of British dining etiquette, from enjoying a simple supper in a local restaurant to attending a white-tie gala dinner.

From making conversation to the correct handling of flatware, one of the most challenging tasks is talking and eating with poise and finesse, especially with the opportunity for blunders around every corner. Emma will coach you on everything you need to know, from arriving at the table and knowing where to place your bag to navigating all the different pieces of cutlery and, of course, what to do when something unexpected happens!

The course begins in the training room, where you will be taught the theory of dining etiquette and practice setting a table correctly plus a step-by-step process to ensure everything flows smoothly.

Equipped with these new skills, Emma will then escort you to The Ritz Hotel, London, where you will enjoy a three-course luncheon* within the Michelin-starred restaurant. Emma will guide you as you put everything into practice, with the opportunity to ask questions throughout the meal in a luxurious and elegant environment.

 Where is the course held?

The course begins at The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette in Albermarle Street in the heart of Mayfair and is situated on one of London's most famous and beautiful roads. Emma will then escort you to the Ritz Hotel to enjoy lunch together.

There is excellent access to transport links; it is conveniently located within a two-minute walk from Green Park underground station, which offers the Jubilee, Piccadilly, and Victoria Lines. The course begins at 11.00 AM and finishes circa. 3.00 PM.

What can you expect to achieve?

This British Dining Etiquette Course in London will teach you the vital responsibilities of both a host and a guest, giving you complete confidence to extend invitations to others in your social and business life and the self-assurance to accept any future invitations.

With Emma's experience of cross-cultural diversities, you can feel assured that she will answer any questions with empathy and knowledge and help you navigate the often tricky and sensitive issues that arise through cultural misunderstandings.

Who is this course for?

  • British ladies, from the age of 18, who want to gain confidence by polishing their dining skills to make the most of opportunities that come their way.
  • International ladies, from the age of 18, who wish to learn the cultural differences between their country's dining etiquette rules, and the UKs.

OUR UNIQUE MEMBERSHIP

Ladies who complete our British Dining Etiquette Course in London with Emma will also be granted access to our comprehensive online training course and the features this membership platform offers. These additional benefits are unique to The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette and are as follows:

  • Lifetime access to the equivalent online training course (2.5 hours of video tutorials)You can refer back to these anytime in the future, and you will have access to our app to check vital information when you are on the go.
  • An audio file for each video module. You can refresh your memory while you are going about your day-to-day tasks.
  • Ongoing Monthly Online Q&A SessionsYou may have additional questions as you begin to practice your new British dining etiquette skills. Unlike other etiquette courses, Emma offers ongoing support to clients through these monthly online sessions.
  • Immediate access to all our previous Q&A Sessions. Emma has hosted over sixteen hours of Q&A sessions over the past three years. You will receive access to these recordings to learn from other ladies' questions and Emma's answers, enabling you to take your knowledge of all aspects of British etiquette to a deeper level.
  • Comprehensive Notes. Quick reference guides for you to check essential information.
  • Exclusive access to Emma's monthly 'Under the Rose' videosOnce a month, Emma pulls back the curtain on her own personal and business life and shares how she is navigating challenges in line with her values and the rules of etiquette.

YOUR LEARNING PATHWAY

JOIN OUR LADY'S BRITISH DINING ETIQUETTE COURSE IN LONDON

 

Private 1:1 Tuition with Emma Dupont in Mayfair, London.

This course can be arranged for a mutually convenient date

ENQUIRE HERE

ENJOY YOUR COURSE BENEFITS

Lifetime access to our online video courses through our training platform

Watch replays of our previous Online Monthly Q&A Sessions

Access your course material on the app when you are on the go

Learn from Emma's monthly 'Under the Rose' videos

DEEPEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Join our ongoing Monthly Online Q&A Sessions to have any new questions answered

Join one of our Alumni Society events in London, where you can meet Emma and like-minded ladies while practicing your skills (extra cost)

Register for further courses if you wish to deepen your knowledge (extra cost)

COURSE SCHEDULE

Your course begins at The Emma Dupont School of Etiquette, where you will be taught the theory and foundation of British dining etiquette rules.

ELEGANT DINING

  • Different types of service in the UK
  • Chinaware, glassware, and flatware
  • Linens & table decorations
  • The British place setting
  • Seating plans for formal and informal dining
  • Holding flatware and glassware correctly
  • Napkin placement
  • How to eat tricky foods
  • How to handle mistakes and accidents
  • Paying the bill rules
  • Rules of tipping

BUSINESS DINING & CORPORATE ENTERTAINING

  • Business invitations
  • How an elegant business woman dines
  • Seating plans
  • How to ascertain who is paying the bill
  • When to start the business talk
  • When to offer alcohol
  • Choosing the type of event to host
  • Hosting at home and restaurants
  • Guest lists and recceiving lines
  • Seating plans in accordance with precedence
  • Toasts and speeches

LUNCHEON AT THE RITZ HOTEL, LONDON

At 1 PM, Emma will escort you to The Ritz Hotel, London, where you will savour a three-course luncheon* within the Michelin-star restaurant to practice your dining etiquette skills. The course will finish at approximately 3 PM.

*Three-course fixed-priced menu includes soft drinks and a glass of champagne/wine if you desire.Dining Etiquette Course

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RITZ HOTEL MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANT

Ruthana, September 2019

Emma Dupont is a wonderful Etiquette Ambassador! No matter how I thought I was prepared she surpassed my expectations with her knowledge and expertise. She is such an inspiration. Time flew so fast and it was worth every second. Thank you for the amazing experience!

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HOW TO REGISTER:

PRIVATE TUITION

Date: Arranged for a mutually agreeable time

Investment: £1,295 (inclusive of all taxes)

PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS AVAILABILITY

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE COURSE?

In addition to the benefits detailed above, you will also be invited to join The Alumni Society Etiquette Events in London, UK.

While attending an etiquette class is an excellent first step towards creating new opportunities for business and social situations, many skills learnt can be lost over time without practice and reinforcement. The Alumni Society provides an opportunity to continue practicing and developing these skills with other like-minded ladies in a safe and friendly environment led by Emma. Dining Etiquette Course

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR ALUMNI SOCIETY IN-PERSON EVENTS

Dhosjan, November 2023

"The guidance you provided as part of the in-person course, online courses and in-person events have been significantly impactful to me. 

As a result, I am considerably more confident and well-prepared to handle any situation with grace and elegance.  You've truly helped me to become the type of lady I have long wanted to be."

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