Ms. Bernadette Michelle Petrotta is founder and director of the Polite Society School of Etiquette. Ms. Petrotta is an author and small business owner, married, and has a son. After receiving her degree, she spent 32 years in public service with the City of Los Angeles in an administrative capacity. In her spare time, she researched the world of etiquette and eventually amassed a library of materials, including a collection of rare silver flatware and antique porcelain serving pieces. In 1996 she founded the Polite Society School of Etiquette.
Polite Society School of Etiquette offers Beginning, Advanced, Business, and Tea Etiquette Courses.
Etiquette tutelage is presented at speaking engagements, school seminars, specialty tea events, and private dinners.
The School's mission is to educate adults and children in customary codes of conduct with an emphasis on everyday social skills. History of etiquette, dining principles, table setting instructions, appropriate dress attire selections, and other useful etiquette techniques, along with the essentials of preparing a “Proper” Afternoon Tea are incorporated in the curriculum.
Polite Society School of Etiquette provides rules for living in our society that will make students feel comfortable and more confident in all social situations.
All courses include foods and beverages as teaching aids.
Online interactive training is available.
Ms. Petrotta has published three volumes in her Etiquette Series:
Volume I - The Art of the Social Graces
Volume II - The Art and Proper Etiquette of Afternoon Tea
Volume III - EMMA The Etiquette Cat: Meet Emma
Address 4966 Lilac Drive, Freeland, Washington, United States, 98249