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"Social skills are necessary for school success. They affect how you do on the playground, in the classroom, in the workplace" --Dr. Barbara Howard an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an expert on behavior and development." The New York Times

ages 5-12, $95.00 per child.

From setting the table, to managing utensils and holding a conversation, this workshop will equip students with the confidence and savvy to dine in both the casual and formal settings-at home and at restaurants, as a host and as a guest. The workshop culminates with a meal and the opportunity to put dining skills to use.


Topics include:

  • mealtime manners (casual vs. formal)
  • setting the table
  • managing utensils-American versus Continental dining styles
  • eating tricky foods like peas, spaghetti, etc.
  • managing glassware and making toasts
  • table do's and don'ts
  • ordering efficiently
  • family-style dining 
  • eating “finger food” with a fork and knife
  • host/ guest behavior 
  • technology at the table

*we are a nut-free environment and can accommodate dietary needs (please indicate on registration form)

March, 28, 2018
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
UPPER WEST SIDE 250 West 85th Street
April, 15, 2018
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
UPPER WEST SIDE 250 West 85th Street