Dining Etiquette Courses

As all of our courses are private, one-to-one instruction, we simply ask that you send us your preferred date to take the course and we’ll do our best to accommodate your schedule. Please email your availability to info@beaumontetiquette.com to book.

Private Day Courses

  • 10:00am – 2pm (Central Manhattan Location)
  • Monday – Sunday (Pending availability)
  • $875 (individual course cost)
  • Consultation and instruction session including lunch with dining etiquette tutorial
  • Course includes bespoke one-to-one instruction and a formal lunch over a dining etiquette tutorial.
  • You may add a second person for an additional $550

For longer private courses, such as our 2 or 3 day intensive programs, please email info@beaumontetiquette.com for details and pricing.

Private Short Courses

  • 12:00pm – 2pm (Central Manhattan Location)
  • Monday – Sunday (Pending availability)
  • $675 (individual course cost)
  • Consultation and instruction session excluding lunch
  • One-to-one instruction session excluding lunch
  • You may add a second person for an additional $425

Popular Courses Include:

An extensive dining etiquette lesson which takes place during a lunch, this course teaches all the skills needed for Western (British, Continental European and American) table etiquette. From which fork to use during an eight course meal to dining conversation, all major dining topics are covered during this session.

  • Holding silverware and glasses correctly
  • Posture at the dining table
  • General dining manners – from casual to formal
  • Tea, coffee etiquette
  • Napkin etiquette
  • Soup & bread etiquette
  • Desserts
  • Understanding, ordering and tasting wine v
  • Addressing common ethnic foods (from sushi to spaghetti)
  • Restaurant specific etiquette vs dining at private homes
  • Precedence: Who sits where? Who is served first?
  • Communicating with service staff
  • Gracious hosting and entertainingv
  • Tricky foods and how to eat them (shellfish, bones)
  • Cell phone etiquette at the table
  • Tipping / paying the bill
  • Cocktail party etiquette
  • Finger foods – when is it okay to not use cutlery?
  • Making a toast

Perfect for the business executive, this course covers dining etiquette, client entertaining and practicing the best business strategy tactics over lunch. The lesson takes place during a meal where you will learn all the skills needed for Western (British, Continental / European and American) etiquette. This discerning and intimate setting will ensure you leave the session understanding the mastery of perfect business table manners, eating / drinking, wine 101, toasting and business conversation of dining etiquette.

Enjoy learning about the age-old British tradition of tea etiquette and social do’s and don’ts over a delicious setting of tea, sandwiches and cakes. Learn the history of tea, how to drink it and how to host a tea party. Become perfectly poised and polished and feel ready for your next invitation to tea for two!