The Professional Development Team held a very successful business etiquette dinner on February 24. Sixteen young professionals enjoyed fine dining at Broadway Grill & Tavern while learning the finer points of etiquette from speaker Chuck Repnow.
Chuck expounded on various situations you may encounter during a luncheon or dinner and how proper etiquette should be applied in each case. Chuck stressed the importance of making a connection with those you are dining with, as those connections, big or small, can be important down the road.
Though etiquette can seem stuffy, Chuck entertained with humorous stories of good and bad etiquette. A funny example he shared was when a badly sunburned woman politely excused herself from the table to use her back scratcher on her itchy skin in the bathroom instead of at the table.
Attendees learned proper uses for the napkin, where to place your used silverware, and when your elbows can be on the table. Hint: if there’s food on the table, keep your elbows off.
Broadway Grill was an excellent host for the event. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal and the desserts were especially scrumptious. Chef Cody was kind enough to present on wine pairing to kick off the night, valuable knowledge for those who enjoy a glass of vino with dinner.
Thanks to Chuck Repnow for an informative, fun presentation. Also, thanks to the staff at Broadway Grill for superbly hosting our group.