Date:  8 July 2005 (Fri)
Time:  6:30 pm
Venue: 8/F, 2 MacDonnell Road

Over a hundred mentees and mentors attended the function.  The evening began with a welcoming speech from Florence Ip, the project coordinator of the Mentorship Programme.

Social etiquette:
 rules governing socially acceptable behavior

Golden Rule:

Work from the outside-in: Using the outermost utensils first, working inward toward the center of the place setting, course by course.

Learning from Experience
Participants were divided into five groups and teams of two were invited to take part in a competition which composed six rounds:

  1. Setting a table for a western meal of four courses(4 min 35 sec)
  2. Handling a napkin (1 min 53 sec)
  3. Drinking soup(2 min 14 sec)
  4. Taking bread(2 min 10 sec)
  5. Having a main dish(4 min 35 sec)
  6. Tea or coffee(2 min 31 sec)
  7. Round up (1 min 17 sec)

Rosanna Wong was our honourable consultant.  After each round, she explained the correct etiquette and shared her personal trick and tips.

Tip 1: Clip your long hair before drinking soup.
Tip 2: Have a scarf handy in your bag in case of crisis
e.g. To hide an embaressing food stain on the dress.

After the most interesting training sessions, mentees and mentors sat together and enjoyed a delicious meal by practicing the skills just learnt!


Napkin Folding
Event Organizers A photo with Ruth Smile ;>) Smile ;>) Vote of thanks

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Web Resources

How to Use a Knife, Fork, and Spoon

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