The latest Junior Leadership Kershaw County (JLKC) event was sponsored and catered by Boykin, SC’s historic Millpond Restaurant on Monday, January 20, 2014. CMA’s three representatives, Chris Chamberlain, Nathan Lusk, and Noah Williams, participated in an extended training course on how to survive a formal dinner, one complete with required coat and tie, full courtesies extended to the ladies at the table, and the use of no less than a baker’s dozen of dining utensils before the five-course meal was over.
Our CMA representatives did themselves proud (especially after their being fortified by a quick fast food breakfast prior to the long formal dining lesson). Throughout the late morning and into the early afternoon, they worked their way, out to in, through the myriad of silverware pieces necessary to complete the setting at a formal dinner. From soup to dessert spoon, this training event dedicated nearly a full hour to each course of the meal. There were no reports of the wrong spoon used or the replacement of a knife when a fork was required. Each of our representatives passed the test with flying colors, enjoyed their formal meal, and returned to campus to tell of their most unique experience.