Learn to dine with grace and style. Interacting with people is the key to personal and professional success. Mastering the art of fine dining adds a competitive edge in today's social and business climate. People often develop impressions as to whether or not you can be trusted not to embarrass yourself or the company in business and social situations by the etiquette you display during a meal. In The Art of Dining, Christopher Crusz will teach the tools of the table and dining etiquette for business and personal events. Crusz, catering supervisor for NDSU's Dining Center and member of the International Guild of Professional Butlers, has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry.
Join our presenter, Christopher Crusz, for:
The Art of Dining
An evening of instruction on the lost art of dining etiquette.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6 to 8:30 p.m. (social hour from 6 to 6:30 p.m.)
Plains Room // Memorial Union
This event is open to all NDSU faculty and staff. Family members and significant others of NDSU faculty and staff are also welcome to attend. Cost is $10 per person and registration is required to attend.
Catering Supervisor // NDSU Dining Center
Christopher Crusz was born and educated in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He moved to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1988 to support the United States Military Training Mission (USMTM). Throughout Crusz's time with USMTM he served members of the Saudi Royal Family, Saudi Government and Saudi Armed Forces. Crusz served U.S. Secretary's of State, U.S. Secretary’s of Defense, U.S. Senators, U.S. Ambassadors to Saudi Arabia and members from the U.S. Department of Defense and State.
Crusz's experience in Hospitality spans four decades. As a veteran of Operations Desert Storm, Desert Shield and Desert Fox, he earned the prestigious “Superior Civilian Service Award” for leadership excellence, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, Commander’s Award for Public Service by the Department of the Army in 2011.
Crusz's basic training was at the U.S. Army MWR Academy Culinary School in Catering Culinary Skills. He holds a Diploma from ALISON (Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online) in Hospitality Management Studies - Food and Beverage Service. He also holds a Diploma from The Wilton School of Cake Decorating & Confectionery Art – Masters Course & Intro to Sugar Artistry. He is also a member of The International Guild of Professional Butlers based in the United Kingdom.
He retired from USMTM in 2011 to move with his family to Fargo, North Dakota in 2012.
Please let the Office of Teaching and Learning know ahead of time if you have any food allergies or other dietary restrictions. View dinner card.
Coffee will be served throughout the meal.
Spinach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
Bourbon Glazed Chicken
Garlic and Herb Smashed Potatoes
Vegetable Du Jour
Chocolate Caramel Cake
Dress for the evening is business casual. Business casual for men is defined as dress pants, a button-down shirt, a tie, and dress shoes. For women, business casual means either a dress, skirt with a modest shirt, or a pant-suit and dress shoes.
This event is open to all NDSU faculty, staff and their family members or significant others. Registration is open to the first 100 people. Due to this limited seating we are requiring individuals to register in advance to guarantee themselves a seat.
If you are unable to register at the link above, the event may be full. Please contact the Office of Teaching and Learning by email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waiting list. If you register and you find that you are no longer able to attend call 701-231-7015 or email email@example.com to release your seat and allow another individual to attend.