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2022 Season of Classes

Dinner is served at every class. Food allergies gladly accommodated. All classes meet from 6:00 until 7:30 PM at Mpishi Restaurant

All classes have a limit of 36 students. Once enrollment of 36 is reached, students will be placed on a waitlist.


GEM’s season runs September 2021 through February 2022.  Students may enroll in any or all of the classes we offer during a season. Skills from previous classes will be reinforced and practiced again in later classes.  Our final class of the season, Class 6, is a multi-course, formal dinner.  During this class, students will practice skills taught in classes  1 -5.  For this reason, students must complete at least 3 of the classes during the season in order to qualify for Class 6.  A courtesy fee of $20 will be assessed if you need to cancel a class up to 3 days prior to the class date as space is limited and students may be waitlisted. Refunds will be not offered for cancellations less than three days prior to class date. 

Class One

Etiquette of Dining Out: Courtesy to servers, place settings, making choices and ordering from a menu, making conversation, knife and fork use, words of courtesy, rules of the napkin.

Meets September 21, 2021 and is recommended for students in grades 4, 5 or 6

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Meets September 22, 2021 and is recommend for students in grades 6, 7, or 8

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Class Two

Etiquette of Tricky Foods: Soup, salad, bread and butter, spaghetti, proper use of utensils, conversation, place settings, courtesy to servers.

Meets October 19, 2021 and is recommended for students in grades 4,5, or 6

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Meets October 20, 2021 and is recommended for students in grade 6, 7, or 8

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Class Three

Etiquette of a Buffet: Courteous navigation of a buffet line, self serving, proper use of utensils, conversation, courtesy to servers.

Meets November 16, 2021 and is recommended for students in grades 4, 5, or 6

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Meets November 17, 2021 and is recommended for students in grades 6, 7, or 8
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Class Four
Registration opened after 11/1/21

Etiquette of a Family Style Meal: Setting and clearing the table, passing and serving, host(ess) role and consideration, proper use of utensils, conversation, courtesy to servers.

Meets December 7, 2021 and is recommended for students in grades 4, 5, or 6


Meets December 8, 2021 and is recommended for students in grades 6, 7, or 8

Class Five
Registration opened after 11/1/21

Party Etiquette: Finger foods, buffet, greetings, handshaking, entering and including others in conversation, courtesy to servers.

Meets January 11, 2022 and is recommended for students in grades 4, 5, or 6


Meets January 12, 2022 and is recommended for students in grades 6, 7, or 8

Class Six
Registration opened after 11/1/21

Formal Multi-Course Dinner: Students must have attended 3 or more classes in order to register for Class 6 as this class will require knowledge of many of the skills practiced during earlier classes. Place settings, soup, salad, bread and butter, pasta, knife and fork, rules of the napkin, conversation, courtesy to servers.

Meets February 15, 2022 and is recommended for students in grades 4, 5, or 6


Meets February 16, 2022 and is recommended for students in grades 6, 7, or 8

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