INTRODUCTION TO OUR LADY'S BRITISH DINING ETIQUETTE COURSE IN LONDON

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.

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*.

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. 3.30 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.
 
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE COURSE?

Access to our Monthly Online Q&A live coaching sessions continues after you have completed the Lady's British Dining Etiquette Course at no additional cost. This benefit means you will have continued support from Emma as you begin practicing your skills.

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

OUR UNIQUE PROPOSITION

Ladies who complete our Lady's British Dining Etiquette Course in London 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:

  1. LIFETIME ACCESS TO THE EQUIVALENT ONLINE TRAINING COURSE
  2. AN AUDIO FILE TO LISTEN TO WHEN YOU ARE ON THE MOVE
  3. ONGOING ACCESS TO OUR MONTHLY ONLINE Q&A SESSIONS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT ARISE
  4. ACCESS TO ALL OUR PREVIOUS Q&A SESSIONS
  5. COMPREHENSIVE NOTES
  6. COPIES OF TRAINING SLIDES
  7. CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

COURSE SCHEDULE

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
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RITZ HOTEL MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANT

PRIVATE TUITION

Date: Arranged for a mutually agreeable time

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

PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS AVAILABILITY

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!

PREVIOUS CLIENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED OUR BRITISH DINING ETIQUETTE COURSE:

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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