Carolina Protocol – est. 1995

Carolina Protocol was established in 1995, when Ann Cherry received training and certification at the Protocol School of Washington in Washington D.C. Following her training she returned and began designing a variety of innovative and fun dinning skills classes for youth and adults. In 2001, she completed The Protocol School of Washington business seminar “Outclass the Competition” emphasizing the value of investing in a variety of skills that will help you reach your professional goals.

Ms. Cherry, one of six children, is grateful for the “everyday” manners instilled by her parents. She can still hear her mother saying: “there is no substitute for good manners!” At Carolina Protocol, we strive to instill the increasingly important “everyday-manners” in both the Cotillion and dinning skills and protocol class arena.

Additional Protocol Class Locations:

  • A’Tavola Restaurant – Greenville, NC
  • Arendell Parrott Academy-Kinston NC
  • Barton College-Wilson NC
  • Bethel Christian Academy-Kinston NC
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lenoir County-Kinston NC
  • Chef and the Farmer Restaurant-Kinston NC
  • Coral Bay Club-Atlantic Beach NC
  • DECA at Lenoir Community College-Kinston NC
  • East Carolina University Graduate School of Business-Greenville NC
  • Figure Eight Island Yacht Club-Figure Eight Island NC
  • Goldsboro Chamber of Commerce-Goldsboro NC
  • Lenoir Community College Ambassador Program
  • L.E.A.R.N. -Lenoir Education Academy and Resource Network-Kinston NC
  • The County Club of North Carolina-Pinehurst NC
  • North Carolina Pork Council-Wild Boar Restaurant, Wallace NC
  • Woodington Middle School-Kinston NC
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business Alumni-Chapel Hill NC


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