Chinese Manners And Etiquette Seen Through Food (Chinese Culture Workshops)

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 30 Conc £11 Full £30 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 1 MAC 30/11/2019 30/11/2019 CWCHI04

What will the course cover?

A look at the importance of food and eating in China in its wider social aspects. Come along to this lively workshop to find who to do it the Chinese way.

Who is the course for?

All those interested in Chinese food culture and table manner, potentially having a plan to travel to China for business or leisure, or simply want to know more about Chinese food and etiquette!

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

There are no entry requirements for this course. All levels of experience and ability are welcome. Familiarity with Chinese culture and table manner is not required.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Essential rules you should know about Chinese Dining Etiquette: • Where and when to sit • How to wash tableware • How to order food • How to pour tea • How to show gratitude when someone pours tea for you • How to top up the tea pot • How to propose a toast • How to decline to drink • How to share food in a round table • How to hold and fill the rice bowl • The best wat to handle chopsticks • How to eat your food • How to politely decline if you don’t want to eat something • How to talk and socialize during the meal • How to pay the bill • How to leave

How is the course organised?

1.The first hour will be a talk through about an overview of Chinese food culture, philosophy and folk stories, how they shaped Chinese table manner and etiquette today. 2.The last 2 hours will be an experiential workshop to practice the correct Chinese table manner with role play in different contexts: - “Yam Cha” in a Dim Sum restaurant - Business / wedding banquette - Dinner at home

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

No extra practice is expected outside of the class.

How will my progress be assessed?

Assessment will be given through observation and participation during the class. There will be several Q&A and discussion sessions throughout the workshop. Constructive and supportive feedback from your classmates and tutor will help you succeed during the class.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Join Chinese cultural courses to pursuit further learning. You can also continue practice what you have learned with your Chinese friends while visiting Chinese restaurant.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

All learning materials will be provided. Bring your own chopstick if you have one.

What support is available?

Learning materials will be provided to support continuous study and practice. Online resources: https://www.veem.com/library/business-lunch-dinner-etiquette-china/ https://www.topchinatravel.com/china-guide/chinese-table-manner.htm https://pinkpangea.com/2015/07/chinese-dining-etiquette-15-rules-for-eating-in-china/