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. 2022 registration has been postponed
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.
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.
Etiquette of Tricky Foods: Soup, salad, bread and butter, spaghetti, proper use of utensils, conversation, place settings, courtesy to servers.
Etiquette of a Buffet: Courteous navigation of a buffet line, self serving, proper use of utensils, conversation, courtesy to servers.
Class Four 2022 registration has been postponed
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.
Class Five2022 registration has been postponed
Party Etiquette: Finger foods, buffet, greetings, handshaking, entering and including others in conversation, courtesy to servers.
Class Six2022 registration has been postponed
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.Prerequisite of at least 3 prior classes required to enroll