Simple Elegance - Home entertainment is back!

Home entertainment is back! A tailored course for individuals or groups, with a focus on making a lasting impression when you entertain, from a backyard barbecue to starched linen sit down dining.

People dining

The most important thing for having a party is that the hostess is having fun. I’m very organized. I make a plan for absolutely everything. I never have anything that has to be cooked while the guests are there. The only thing I might have to do is take something out of the oven and carve it.

Ina Garten

The course includes:

Social Skills

  • Art of Introduction
  • Body Language secrets
  • Standing, sitting and walking power
  • The art of Conversation and listening
  • Dress and Style advice
  • Invitation through card, email or telephone
  • Gifts
  • Thank you notes
  • And more…

Dining Etiquette

  • Setting a Proper Table appropriate to the Occasion
  • Seating of guests
  • Use of Napkins
  • Use of Utensils, Stemware
  • American and European Style Dining
  • Passing Food
  • Serving Food
  • Soup manners
  • Dessert Utensils
  • Table Talk
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Dining
  • The Concept of Worry Free menus
  •  And more…

For more information about this course, please phone us at 512-332-4365 or send us an email at