Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Parker Center Presents Business Dining Etiquette to UHD Students

The American Marketing Association at the University of Houston-Downtown (AMA UHD) held its fourth Annual Business Dining Etiquette Dinner at Birraporetti’s Italian Restaurant on April 11, 2013. The fundraiser attracted a record-setting crowd of 92 guests.

The event featured Tammy Davis, Ph.D. associate professor of business management, and Christi N. Parker, founder and president of The Parker Center. In addition to addressing table settings and manners, the presentation also covered the art of communication, how etiquette can help build important business relationships plus who pays the tab. To complete the evening, student models demonstrated appropriate dress in the business environment. “Today, hiring managers are conducting interviews at the dinner table,” says Parker. “Displaying confidence and knowing the rules can help the candidate focus on the purpose of the meal – getting the job.”

Christi Parker critiques Tristan McKnight's business attire.
The UHD College of Business offers students a plethora of reality-based educational opportunities to give them an edge in the marketplace. “This hands-on dining experience provided our students with the practical knowledge that will help them succeed in any business dining environment,” explains Lucille Pointer, associate professor of marketing.