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Monday, 28 January 2019
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The ChesterGrosvenor to Host Live Etiquette Debate


On Thursday 31st January, we will be inviting collegeand university students to observe and contribute to a live panel debate, ‘TheArt of Table Manners’, centred around the evolution of restaurant etiquette andits place in the modern age.


Guest speakerswill include; etiquette expert and former BBC Newsreader, Diana Mather; GeneralManager of the Chester Grosvenor, Richard Grove; Chairman of Bespoke Hotels, RobinSheppard and national restaurant journalist and reviewer, Tony Naylor. Universityof Chester Employer Engagement Co-ordinator and TEDx Licensee and Producer, Adam Crane, will also be hostingthe panel on the day.


Topics will range from hotel andrestaurant traditions and service through the ages to the contentious issue ofmobile phones at the dinner table. The panel will also be discussing the impactthat social media has had on the dining experience. Hospitality students fromthe region are being invited to observe the debate and submit questions for thepanel to answer.  


The codes of etiquette and socialinteraction are constantly changing, particularly as a result of the rise ofthe digital age and the democratisation of fine dining.


It is fascinating to see these shiftsin social customs and the subsequent results – both positive and negative. Assuch, we are extremely excited to invite both students and panel members aliketo our inaugural panel debate and become part of the discussion.


The Art of Table Manners’ will takeplace on Thursday 31st January, 10-11.30am. Complimentary placeswill be offered to students, teachers and lecturers on a first come firstserved basis. To register your interest, please email:


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