Handle fancy business dinners with aplomb

By Staff | May 22, 2014 | Last updated on May 22, 2014
1 min read

If you’ve read our guide on inviting clients to an exclusive chef’s table dinner and wine tasting, you’d already be well-versed in how to arrange a memorable dinner and ensure it’s a success.

But, if you haven’t, these etiquette rules will help you conduct yourself well at any high-end business dinner.

Part of the evening’s success is determined before you leave home—when you’re deciding what to wear, says Entrepreneur. Suits, or at least a jacket, are still expected for a business dinner. Women could also wear a dress and closed-toe shoes.

Read: Take clients to a fashion show

And even though you’ll be tempted to check your phone for work emails, refrain. It’s rude to your dinner companions.

If you plan to conduct business at the meal, don’t bring it up until after the main course is finished.

As the host, arrange payment with the restaurant before the meal, because the person who invites is the one who pays.

Read more here.

Also read:

How to properly wine and dine clients

Gifts that’ll pamper

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