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Dining Etiquette Program Set for Nov. 17

11/14/2006 —

Students learn the dos and don'ts of dining as part of a business interview.Should I ask for seconds or for a doggy bag? What if I don't like the food? Penn State York students will discover the answers to business dining questions when they participate in a professional dining etiquette dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the Lion's Den of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center on campus. The training program will help students learn the difference between business and social dining, how to handle difficult foods and what not to do during a business dining experience.

The session is led by Lynne Breil, president, The Professional Edge Inc. of York, and is designed to help prepare students for job interviews that involve meals as well as for occasions when business meals are necessary. The menu includes everything from French onion soup, to pasta and salad, served with a black pit olive and cherry tomatoes. Breil will provide "hands-on" training and cover topics including using napkins properly, communicating with servers, staying within the appropriate price range when ordering, and the importance of talking business during a business meal.

Students are expected to dress appropriately for a business meeting or job interview and Breil will answer questions from participants as the meal progresses.

The program begins at 5 p.m. with a "dress for success" presentation by Christy Botdorf, Penn State York career counselor, and a fashion show featuring Penn State York students.

For information on the etiquette dinner, contact Suzanne Gladfelter at sg3@psu.edu or call (717) 771-4119.

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