BBBS kids dine in style

Almost 20 children are enjoying a week of camp courtesy of Cayman Aquatics, Deckers, Abacus and Prime, all of whom have partnered with Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Table etiquette

BBBS children enjoy a meal while learning about table etiquette, as Virginia Madison and Chef Ron look on.

As part of the programme over 100 children, who otherwise may not have done so are now attending various camps.

On Tuesday some of these youngsters participated in an etiquette luncheon hosted at Deckers Restaurant and learnt about the art of diplomacy at the dinner table.

The youngsters were first briefed on the history of etiquette, before enjoying a three course meal, during which they were coached on how to apply the information they received through practical application.

The session was facilitated by Virginia Madison of the Government’s Protocol Office, who demonstrated how to engage others at the dinner table, as well as what to do during a toast.

In addition, the youths learnt about placing knives and forks in the proper position and other important aspects of dining that help to display a strong and polished character at the dinner table.

Mrs. Madison told those on hand, ‘Food and drink have always been a major part of how different people communicate, as it is something we all have to do.’

Food on the day was provided courtesy of Chef Ron at Deckers, while Cayman Aquatics gave over $9,800 worth of free camp time.

Owner of Deckers Restaurant Markus Muari said, ‘This is great. It is a true pleasure to see the children enjoying themselves while learning about the fine art of dining.’

Also on hand for the luncheon were BBBS Board Member Heather Hopson, as well as Captain Kendra, Captain Squid and Miss KK of Cayman Aquatics.

Captain Squid and Captain Kendra are a father daughter team.

‘Food and drink have always been a major part of how different people communicate, as it is something we all have to do.’ Mrs. Madison of the Government Protocol Office

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