Corporate Dining Program teaches interview etiquette

By Georgiana Rushworth
February 15, 2001

Should you order a drink during a job interview? Do you know what to do when interviewed during lunch? Hungry for a good meal? Cabrini College’s Accounting Club, Business Department, Co-op and Career Services, MBNA and The Restaurant School plan to take students out for an evening to learn, “How to dine, wine, and act fine.”

Dr. John Heiberger, business administration department chair, felt a need to start The Corporate Dining Program when he discovered, through the Career Services Office, that students were worried more about their table mannerisms than conducting business.

“We want our students to be comfortable doing business and not have to worry about trying to entertain. These are important skills you have to learn and think about,” Heiberger said.

“Major companies are interviewing people with the right educational background, but don’t know how to handle themselves socially in a dining environment,” Ruby Remley, business faculty member, said.

The Corporate Dining Program, held at The Restaurant School in Philadelphia, will teach you the skills to act professionally through an interview. Students will learn what piece of silverware goes with each course, what to do when the wine is presented, which wines go best with what meal and tricks to a comfortable evening.

“We have a delicious four-course meal with choice of an appetizer, entr

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