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Career Services' Etiquette Dinners take the mystery out of fine dining.
Career Services’ Etiquette Dinners take the mystery out of fine dining.
Amid tables topped with a confusing assortment of plates, glassware and utensils, guest services attendant Ann L. Lukowsky puts student diners at ease.
Amid tables topped with a confusing assortment of plates, glassware and utensils, guest services attendant Ann L. Lukowsky puts student diners at ease.
Well-fed (and even more well-mannered) by evening's end, students fill the PDC for an Etiquette Dinner.
Well-fed (and even more well-mannered) by evening’s end, students fill the PDC for an Etiquette Dinner.
Carter J. Simcox takes note of an easy-to-remember mnemonic method for determining which bread plate and drinking glass correspond to a place setting: a lowercase "b" with the left hand and a "d" with the right. Simcox, of Lock Haven, earned an associate degree in architectural technology last year and is pursuing a bachelor's in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.
Carter J. Simcox takes note of an easy-to-remember mnemonic method for determining which bread plate and drinking glass correspond to a place setting: a lowercase “b” with the left hand and a “d” with the right. Simcox, of Lock Haven, earned an associate degree in architectural technology last year and is pursuing a bachelor’s in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.
Good taste, great food and proper presentation converge in a Le Jeune Chef-prepared meal.
Good taste, great food and proper presentation converge in a Le Jeune Chef-prepared meal.

The latest in a series of Etiquette Dinners, valuable learning opportunities for student job-seekers who may be invited to meet with prospective employers over a full-course meal at an elegant restaurant, was held Tuesday in the Thompson Professional Development Center.

Career Services staff, hospitality experts from Le Jeune Chef Restaurant and faculty mentors helped guide dozens of students through the dining “do’s and don’t’s” during a literal tabletop exercise.

Many of the night’s patrons are students traveling to Spain this spring for a 12-day global experience with Naim N. Jabbour, assistant professor of architecture, who hosted this latest Etiquette Dinner with John F. Chappo, assistant professor of history/history of technology.
Photos by Kollin G. Kisner, student photographer

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