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TableSmarts
 

Dining Etiquette Training for Modern Day Living

Discover why a personal investment in traditional etiquette training proves invaluable in our modern world.


We believe that the art of treating people with consideration, respect, and being self-aware is something that cannot be lost through the ages. We provide our students with the confidence and skill set to integrate in a variety of social settings. Through interactive games, discussions, and hands-on practice, we believe that people learn best when engaged in the content being taught

 

 

COURSES


DINING + SOCIAL ETIQUETTE FOR KIDS

PART 1: DINING ETIQUETTE FOR KIDS: 

In this course, students will be introduced to Part 1 of the TableSmarts Etiquette program.

Students will learn:

- Dining Etiquette (placing orders with the server, navigating place settings, correct handling of utensils, napkin uses, rules for eating bread and soup, do’s and don’ts of mealtime behaviour, and how to confidently handle dining mishaps)
- Greeting Others
Appropriate Conversations at the Table

The above will be taught over a 3-course gourmet brunch held over 2.5 hours. Our approach to teaching includes group discussions, role-playing, and interactive hands-on practice.

 

Price $189 (includes: access to private-members club, private dining room with designated service staff for our class, gourmet 3-course brunch and soft drinks, personalized and illustrated workbook to reinforce concepts taught, as well as a Certificate of Participation in Dining Etiquette).

** Kids classes are restricted to Ages 7-12 and limited to 8 children per class to ensure personalized instruction and one-on-one time with our instructor.

UPCOMING CLASSES: 

11:00am Sunday June 10th, 2018
Terminal City Club


PART 2: SOCIAL ETIQUETTE + DINING REFRESHER FOR KIDS

In this course, students will be introduced to Part 2 of the TableSmarts Etiquette program.

Students will learn:

Etiquette in Public Places
Respect and Cultural Awareness
Sharing and Caring for Others
Looking Presentable and Feeling Good
Magic Words and Acts of Kindness

The above will be taught alongside a refresher course where students review dining concepts over a 3-course brunch held over 2.5 hours. Our approach to teaching includes group discussions, role-playing, and interactive hands-on practice.
 

Price $189 (includes: access to private-members club, private dining room with designated service staff for our class, gourmet 3-course brunch and soft drinks, and a personalized Certificate of Participation in Social Etiquette).

** Kids classes are restricted to Ages 7-12 limited to 8 children to ensure personalized instruction and one-on-one time with our instructor.

Prerequisite: Part 1: Dining Etiquette for Kids

UPCOMING CLASSES
11:00am Sunday July 8th, 2018
Terminal City Club

 

Teen classes also available, email info@tablesmarts.ca or contact us for more information


DINING + SOCIAL ETIQUETTE FOR ADULTS
(CERTIFICATION COURSE)

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In this course, individuals will have an opportunity to become certified in Dining Etiquette. Topics include: how to approach and exit the table in a polite fashion, placing an order with the waiter, navigating place settings, napkin-uses, rules for eating bread and soup, correct handling of utensils, do’s and don’ts of business meals, and dealing with dining mishaps. 
Further, a new concept, Wine Etiquette, will also be included. Individuals will learn the do’s and don’ts surrounding ordering and drinking wine. Individuals will learn how to select, order, and correctly taste wine, as well as learn the basics of the different varieties. The class will consist of instruction, group discussions, and hands-on practice during a three-course dinner at the prestigious Terminal City Club in Vancouver.

Upon successful completion of a post-class assessment, individuals will be awarded with a Certificate of Proficiency in Dining Etiquette. Certificates can be listed on resumes, LinkedIn, etc. to indicate proficiency with proper dining etiquette and soft skills.

Cost: $225 (includes: access to private members club, 3-course dinner or brunch, wine, take-home resource book, and Certificate of Proficiency in Dining + Wine Etiquette upon successful completion of post-class assessment).


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BESPOKE SESSION

Sessions may be customized to individual needs and preferences. One-on-one sessions are held at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver, B.C. and can be booked directly by emailing info@tablesmarts.ca.

 

 

 


To inquire about any of our upcoming classes or to reserve a private class
for your group, please contact: info@tablesmarts.ca

 
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The Instructor

Sunita Padda is a B.C certified educator and has been trained in dining etiquette by Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick of The Etiquette School of New York. Further, she has recently been educated by Tamiko Zablith in The Art of The Table at the world renowned Minding Manners School in London, England. As a University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University graduate, she has completed a Masters in Professional Education in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Western Ontario. In addition to a strong academic background in Education, Sunita has taught at a variety of schools including Vancouver’s most prestigious private schools, Crofton House School in Vancouver, B.C and Mulgrave School in West Vancouver, B.C. Sunita is a strong believer that attention spent to children’s soft skill and civilities are imperative to their success into adulthood.

 

MEDIA + ARTICLES


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BRITISH TRADITIONS + HIGH TEA ETIQUETTE

Table Manners, British Traditions and High Tea Etiquette
- As seen on Breakfast Television

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ROYAL WEDDING ETIQUETTE

Sunita Padda talks Royal Wedding etiquette on CTV
- As seen on CTV News Vancouver

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CELEBRATING MOTHER'S DAY

Celebrating the mother figure in YOUR life
- As seen in News1130

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HOW TO HANDLE AWKWARD WORK SITUATIONS

Navigating the business world as a young professional...
- As seen in Futurpreneur Canada

SPRING BREAK TRAVEL ETIQUETTE 

TableSmarts founder talks travel etiquette for the whole family
- As seen in Mother Muse

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DIGITAL ETIQUETTE

Hear about the Do's and Don'ts of Social Media & Digital Etiquette
- As heard on Roundhouse Radio

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HOW TO BEHAVE AT AN OFFICE PARTY

5 etiquette tips for a holiday business event...
- As seen in BC Business

THANKSGIVING ETIQUETTE

This Thanksgiving, be the perfect guest or host with these Thanksgiving etiquette tips!
- As seen on Breakfast Television Vancouver

TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR FAMILY READY FOR THE CLASSROOM

 
 

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BACK TO SCHOOL ETIQUETTE FOR FAMILIES

Back to School etiquette for families and kids
- As seen in Vancouver Mom

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ATTENDING PLAYDATE ETIQUETTE

"Playdate etiquette isn’t just about the children; parents also have a set of rules they should follow"
- As seen in Urban Baby and Toddler Magazine

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HOSTING PLAYDATES ETIQUETTE

"Piece of mind is priceless, and by having open communication with your child’s friends’ parents, you are opening the doors to a healthy and successful friendship on both ends"
As seen in Mother's Muse Magazine

WINE TASTING ETIQUETTE

"Wine tasting season is here, but what is proper etiquette?"
http://www.news1130.com/2017/07/02/wine-tasting-season-here-proper-etiquette/

RACECOURSE ETIQUETTE

"How to dress, act, and bet at the racecourse..."
As featured on the Daily Hive Vancouver

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS ETIQUETTE

"5 tips for the best Honda Celebration of Light fireworks experience..."
As featured on the Daily Hive Vancouver

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MASTERING MODERN TABLE MANNERS

"Sunita shares her top five dining rules we should all be following..."
- As featured on Vancity Buzz

WEDDING GUEST ETIQUETTE

The Do's and Don'ts of wedding guest etiquette as seen on Global News, Canada
As featured on Global News Morning BC

Follow our blog for great etiquette tips by our Founder, Sunita Padda
 

 

Check out what some of our past clients have to say about our courses:

 
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Contact Us

email: info@tablesmarts.ca
Ph: (604) 313-9427: 

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Our Office

8th Floor, 543 Granville St
Vancouver, BC