Pass the Manners, Please

In addition to our Cotillion classes we offer a variety of protocol, etiquette, and custom-designed dining skills classes for young adults and adults alike. Annually we offer a Dinning Skills class called  “Pass the Manners, Please”that is open to young people in Grades 5–12 and one parent. It’s a fun, informative dinner that covers all the important distinctions in table manners. So as students enjoy a multi-course meal, they are learning all the key skills that define proper dining protocols, including:

  • Taking a seat properly
  • Identifying place settings and glassware
  • Handling utensils and napkins
  • Eating common and unusual foods
  • Passing food around the table
  • Handling unwanted foods
  • Saying thanks and toasting
  • And more!

Enrollment is limited. Registration is managed on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay. Your Registration Form may be printed and mail/make tuition to CJC/Kinston : 3516 Providence Pl. Winterville, NC 28590 . (Please note that there is a five-day cancellation policy for this program.)

  • Etiquette is not…

    Etiquette is not a rigid set of rules. Manners change with the times – something Emily post emphasized from the beginning, and today are more flexible than ever before. Etiquette isn’t a set of prescriptions for properness but merely a set of guidelines for doing things in ways that make people feel comfortable.