Business Dining Etiquette and Corporate Entertainment Programme


This is one of Emma’s most popular programmes and with good reason. Many international executives feel uncomfortable with the myriad of British dining etiquette rules, and some may even be unaware that they are falling short at the luncheon table.

From starting the business talk at an inappropriate time to buttering the bread roll in one go, one of the toughest tasks is talking and eating with poise and finesse, especially with the opportunity for errors around every corner whilst trying to build a new business relationship or close a deal.

This programme is essential for those who entertain clients on a regular basis, and will provide you with everything you need to know from dining in a local Bistro to attending a White Tie corporate event.

The tuition begins with the theory of dining etiquette and continues over a three-course luncheon or dinner at one of London’s most established and quintessentially English restaurants*.

Subjects covered:


  • The different types of service
  • Chinaware, glassware and flatware
  • Seating plans in accordance with rank
  • How to hold flatware and glasses correctly
  • Napkin placement
  • The British place setting
  • When to start the business talk
  • How to eat tricky foods
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • Passing the port
  • Toasts
  • Tipping

Course Duration
4 Hours – £625

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*Three-course fixed priced menu including soft drinks. Wine may be added at an extra cost.