Fees: Standard £ 30 Conc £11 Full £30 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only
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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.
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!
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.
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
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
No extra practice is expected outside of the class.
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.
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.
All learning materials will be provided. Bring your own chopstick if you have one.
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/