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Being a Perfect Host

Impress your clients and special guests with these tips sure to make you the Perfect Host:

  • Choose a restaurant that you are familiar with​

  • ​​Your guest follows the maitre’de to the table​

  • You follow your guest​

  • Place your napkin on your lap​

  • Offer a beverage​

  • ​You set the tone for what type of beverage to order and what kind of event it will be

  • Offer a toast once everyone has their beverage​

  • Give guidance on what to order

  • ​What menu items is the restaurant known for?

  • What have been some of your favourites?

  • Begin the meal

  • When the meals arrive, as the host, you take the first bite.

  • Pick up the tab!

  • ​Graciously pay for the meal.

These tips are sure to set you apart as the perfect host. Let us know which of these you have tried and how they worked for you!

Jeannie Vaage, Etiquette Consultant, VIP Protocol
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