An advance course for homemakers.
Students should have a basic knowledge of how to set a Western table - our Home Management course is recommended as a start - and have been exposed to some degree of entertaining.
Be an excellent host.
The course will you a solid back up in your efforts to be a great host/hostess and provide systems to standardize the high level of service required for enteraining both stay-at-home guests as well as dinner or lunch guests. So if you’d like to put your time to your guests and not to worrying about your home service, this is the course for you and your helper!
Never have a guest waiting without a full glass and some nibbles.
She’ll learn how to properly serve drinks. Which type of drink goes with which glass, with or without ice, the use of coasters, etc. How to pour a drink and to be alert to people who need refills. She’ll learn to put out or serve nibbles on a tray to your guests to keep them satiated until dinnertime.
Beautify your house and table for a party occasion.
Your table, all the silverware and glasses and serving trays will be properly laid and cleaned for all occasions. For parties, she will be able to organize a centerpiece and scan the house to tidy up clutter and create some ambience. She will also know how to create a wonderful serving plate so that food looks appetizing.
Learn the proper Western table setting and service.
Whether you are having an ordinary dinner or family style dinner or buffet, she’ll learn the correct way to serve at the table.
Greet visitors at the door with grace, confidence and hospitality.
She will be rehearsed on the right phrases to use when receiving visitors. She will learn how to help them with their luggage, coats and gifts, if any. She will learn to show them the necessities such the bathroom and offer drinks and nibbles when appropriate.
Make and receive phone calls especially when you are expecting party responses
She will learn how to follow up for you on party invitations should you ask or coordinate with caterers or party suppliers on your behalf. She will also be able to take responses to those people coming to the party.
Make your guests feel at home with a well-appointed bedroom and bathroom
She will learn how to prepare a guest bedroom and bathroom so your guests need not go looking for their towels, soap or hairdryer. She will understand the need to help them ‘tour’ their room, that is, showing them where switches are, TV controls and the like before giving them some privacy.
She’ll learn how to serve afternoon tea.
She will be fully equipped to serve afternoon tea English style.
Have your favorite breakfast served on time
Having your favorite breakfast ready and waiting is important when you are on your morning rush. She will understand and coordinate with you on the breakfast items that make you most happy in the morning and serve it on time.