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Preteen & Teen Prep for the Holidays Dining Etiquette Workshop

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Holidays are a stressful time of the year and we can all use a little help to brush up on our etiquette. A wise professional knows the importance of strong dining skills. Dining, if not done well, could be harmful to your reputation. The way you navigate your way through a meal can influence an interview, a date or a holiday event. Present your preteen or teen with the opportunity to feel self-reliant and confident in any dining and social situation by taking interactive lessons taught by a certified etiquette consultant. Our workshop is designed to teach each student how to conduct themselves on the dining table in a restaurant, at home and when meeting new people. Learning these skills will help them become comfortable and polished be it at the prom, a holiday party or any social event.

Topics Include:
Approaching The Table
Table Space
The Napkin
Understanding Place Setting
The Bread & Butter Plate
Appropriate Table Conversation
The Soup Course
Proper Use Of Silverware
American And The Continental Styles of Dining
Passing Food At The Table
What To Do With Unwanted Food
Other Table Manners & Much More

Some food samples will be served during class so that the children can practice what they learn. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please inform us of any food allergies when signing up. 

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A little bit about the instructor, Nikki Sawhney
Nikki Sawhney is the Director and Founder of the New England School of Protocol and provides workshops & classes in social skills, dining etiquette & modern manners to children, teenagers and adults. Nikki is a graduate of the prestigious American School of Protocol in Atlanta, Georgia where she received professional training earning Certification in Corporate, Business and Children's Etiquette. She has also trained under William Hanson, a British etiquette expert and a tutor for the international protocol and hospitality consultancy firm The English Manner. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has worked in finance on Wall Street and in the retail industry. Through the New England School of Protocol, Nikki teaches her students how to convey confidence, courtesy, and be self- reliant in any social and dining situation. For more information please visit

General Information
Location: Hopkinton Middle School Cafeteria, 88 Hayden Rowe St
Date: November 15th
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Grades: 6-12
Cost: $65.00

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a program at anytime prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes places within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at anytime with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program.

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