Finer points of business etiquette

First Photo: Expedia Local Expert concierges (from left) Kepa Cabanilla-Aricayos and Myra Galinato share some of the highlights of their jobs with students from Maui High on Wednesday afternoon at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa during a career fair that was part of a Leadership, Exploration and Inspiration program sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s Hospitality Workforce Development Program. A total of 120 students from Maui, King Kekaulike and Lahainaluna high schools, as well as mentors from the University of Hawaii Maui College, participated in the daylong look into the world of Maui’s high-end resorts. Besides hearing motivational speeches, the students were treated to a meal after being given lessons in proper etiquette for fine dining and hints on how to conduct themselves during a business meal.

Second Photo: Lahainaluna students (from left) Kaliko Pasco-Dusenberry, 16, Lindsey Quam, 17, and Joshua Corpuz, 16, make sure to sit up straight and keep their elbows off the table while enjoying a meal in the Sheraton Maui Black Rock Terrace dining room. Before the meal, Sheraton’s Community Resources Manager Lee Otaguro went down a 21-point checklist of “Dining Etiquette 101.”