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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 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.

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 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.

Mrs. Starkey's The Original Guide to Private Service Management

Mrs. Starkey's The Original Guide to Private Service Management

The Household Management Bible

  • Author: Mary Louise Starkey
  • Publisher: Starkey International
  • ISBN: 0966480724
  • Category: Home economics
  • Page: 680
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Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain; Or, A Description of the Great and Principal Cross-roads ...

Kearsley's Traveller's Entertaining Guide Through Great Britain; Or, A Description of the Great and Principal Cross-roads ...

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 638
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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.

The Family Manual and Servants' Guide ... Forming a Complete Treasury of Domestic Management. Seventh Edition

The Family Manual and Servants' Guide ... Forming a Complete Treasury of Domestic Management. Seventh Edition

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 288
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Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: H-Z

Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: H-Z

  • Author: Melitta Weiss Adamson,Francine Segan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780313339592
  • Category: Cookery, International
  • Page: 596
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