NEWPORT, R.I. – In a crash course without broken dishes or shattered business opportunities, Salve Regina seniors will learn the finer points of navigating a dinner party when more is on the line than simply satisfying their hunger.
The 10th annual Senior Etiquette Dinner – an evening of shrimp tails, dessert forks and getting down to business – will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. in the State Dining Room of historic Ochre Court. Nearly 100 students will participate in an evening of coaching and conversation with Salve Regina alumni, faculty and staff.
The dinner is hosted by the Student Alumni Association. Proper business attire is required … naturally.
The yearly event is designed to help students navigate gracefully through the business dinner. The evening begins with a cocktail reception followed by a formal dinner, during which students will learn tips on handling finger food, what to do with the dinner napkin, which fork to use when, how to pass plates around the table, and more.
Masters of ceremonies for the evening will be faculty members, Dr. Khalil Habib and Dr. Myra Edelstein. Coaches will be on hand at each table to guide conversation and closely monitor and critique students.