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A Butler's Guide to Entertaining

A Butler's Guide to Entertaining

  • Author: Nicholas Clayton
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1909881198
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 300
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The rise of the celebrity chef and the downturn in the economy has re-kindled an interest in all things culinary and encouraged the great British public back indoors to cook and entertain for themselves. Who better to steer you through the minefield of entertaining etiquette than a quintessentially English butler? This is the ultimate guide to entertaining in style from the man who knows how it's done, whether you are hosting cocktails for colleagues, afternoon tea with the family, or a full-blown feast for a legion of friends. Invitation etiquette and how to greet you guests is covered, alongside information on seating plans, place settings and organizing the table service. Plenty of information on estimating quantities, preparation and serving the food and drink is included, and there is even advice on steering away guests who have outstayed their welcome. Containing everything you need to know about entertaining, this is a must-have guide for any host with the most.

The Butler Speaks

The Butler Speaks

A Guide to Stylish Entertaining, Etiquette, and the Art of Good Housekeeping

  • Author: Charles MacPherson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780449015919
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 247
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A founder of North America's only registered school for butlers and household managers outlines straightforward guidelines for household management and entertaining with unpretentious sophistication and style, sharing modern advice on top-recommended practices of etiquette and simplicity.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Entertaining

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Entertaining

  • Author: Holly Collins,Thomas Randleman
  • Publisher: Macmillan Distribution
  • ISBN: 9780028610955
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 303
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Offers advice on choosing party themes, menus, equipping the kitchen, stocking the bar, recipes, and selecting, buying, or renting glassware, linen, and equipment

The Pocket Butler

The Pocket Butler

A Compact Guide to Modern Manners, Business Etiquette and Everyday Entertaining

  • Author: Charles MacPherson
  • Publisher: Appetite by Random House
  • ISBN: 0449016811
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 144
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Your favourite butler is back with even more advice to help you succeed in etiquette and entertaining! In a fantastic follow-up to his national bestseller, The Butler Speaks, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and business etiquette in this small, easy-to-follow guide. Now in its third printing, The Butler Speaks has become a go-to resource on household management, manners, and personal style. With a combination of his best tips from the first book and a wealth of new information, The Pocket Butler is the perfect basic overview for anyone looking for that extra edge in business and in life. In addition to revisiting topics such as how to present a business card, shake hands, or set a table, The Pocket Butler offers advice on e-mail and text messaging etiquette, how to set up a modern greeting line in a boardroom, foolproof menu plans for every entertaining scenario, and much more. In his signature unfussy and approachable style, Charles shows how modern manners are more important than ever before, not only for those just entering the workforce, but for all professionals at any stage in their careers.

The Butler's Guide

The Butler's Guide

To Running the Home and Other Graces

  • Author: Stanley Ager
  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849545685
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 208
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Perched on an island off the shores of Cornwall, the soaring castle of St Michael's Mount has been home to Fiona St Aubyn's family since 1647. For nearly thirty years, Stanley Ager, one of the most celebrated butlers of the twentieth century, ensured that St Michael's Mount was an impeccable place to live and a gracious and welcoming destination for guests. But you don't need a manor to benefit from Ager's wisdom on running a home gracefully and efficiently. This charmingly illustrated, eminently useful volume offers his important wisdom and techniques.

Be Charming: Modern Manners

Be Charming: Modern Manners

How to win friends and charm your enemies: an introduction to modern etiquette

  • Author: Edward Cyster,Francesca Young
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1444129112
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 192
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Today's society is fraught with peril for the unsuspecting - should you use your mobile on the train? Is it okay to strip off in the gym changing rooms? Kiss or shake? Since the wrong move can lose friends and destroy a professional image, here is a clear path through every social and professional minefield, which will not only keep you out of trouble but show you how to charm and dazzle your way through even the trickiest dinner party. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of charm and manners. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Essential Guide to Entertaining

The Essential Guide to Entertaining

The Complete Book of Parties, Celebrations and Special Occasions

  • Author: Bridget Jones,Pamela Westland
  • Publisher: Smithmark Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780831790578
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 256
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A guide to entertaining covers special occasions--birthdays, anniversaries, funeral gatherings--features tips on cooking, decorating, and choosing wines, and includes easy menus for brunches, lunches, teas, and formal and informal dinners.

The Butler Speaks

The Butler Speaks

A Return to Proper Etiquette, Stylish Entertaining, and the Art of Good Housekeeping

  • Author: Charles MacPherson
  • Publisher: Appetite by Random House
  • ISBN: 0449015920
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 288
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Host a dinner party * Make a bed * Set a table * Use the proper fork * Polish silver * Prepare high tea * Present a calling card * Make conversation * Fold a shirt ... all with the charm, ease and sophistication of a butler. In a clear, straightforward style, Charles MacPherson lays out the essentials of entertaining and household management in this beautifully illustrated style, etiquette and entertainment guide. For anyone who rents or owns--be it a small urban condo or a lavish country estate--The Butler Speaks includes everything you need to know to simplify, organize and care for your home. It also offers modern advice on personal style and etiquette--how to receive guests; present your business card; make polite dinner conversation-- and advice on entertaining at home--how to make a cheese plate; hold your cutlery; set a table--all with the flair, charm and unpretentious grace of the butler.

A Butler's Guide to Table Manners

A Butler's Guide to Table Manners

  • Author: Nicholas Clayton
  • Publisher: National Trust Books
  • ISBN: 9781905400485
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 136
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Who better to ensure the nation's table manners come up to scratch than an English butler with over 10 years' experience? With the revival in good manners, etiquette, spelling and grammar, this is a timely book on table manners and dining etiquette to ensure grace at the table at all times. Covers all aspects of eating etiquette from napkin folding, cutlery, glasses, bread rolls (never use a knife!) and silver service to how to eat soup, spaghetti, escargots and artichokes and open a bottle of champagne. With diagrams for those tricky table placements and eating actions and a range of tips and hints, the book is the last word on how to eat. It will ensure that you and your family never let the side down whatever the company you keep while dining.

Kearsley's traveller's entertaining guide through Great Britain; or, A description of the principal cross-roads

Kearsley's traveller's entertaining guide through Great Britain; or, A description of the principal cross-roads

  • Author: George Kearsley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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