Ok, Ok, perhaps you don’t want to learn about good housekeeping but I highly recommend this compendium of very worthwhile information written by Canada’s own Charles MacPherson. You may have seen him on the Marilyn Denis show…always a treat to watch!
MacPherson’s book is peppered with a little history, a little instruction, a lot of information and a touch of humour. To tell you how good it is, I read it in one night, he kept me wanting more and more! MacPherson is no stranger to the world of service. He is the founder of Charles MacPherson Associates Inc. the only registered school of butlers and household managers in North America and we are fortunate that his organization is located in Toronto, Ontario.
The book is a “go to” manual for anyone who loves to entertain for business or pleasure. Twenty-first century dining etiquette, business etiquette, household organization and so much more is found between the pages of this book. He even includes a wine pairing list at the back of the book for those new to selecting wines.
As I think about our clientele here at the Canadian School of Protocol, I can’t help but think all my students would benefit from having this book on their shelf. Not only is it an interesting read, but it is a manual for anyone who wants to hone their social and business skills and take their career to the next level.
Perhaps you are new to business entertaining at a restaurant or in the home, this is the book to show you how to prepare with finesse. Perhaps you are in the market for domestic help in the home, or perhaps you want to pursue a life in household service, this book is a must read. Or…perhaps you are a Downton Abbey fan, well Charles takes you one step further in your understanding of what goes on upstairs and downstairs and why it is important!
Coming soon, a chance to win this book….details to follow!