Rosemarie Burns and Linda Reed co-founded the etiquette consulting firm of Burns & Reed Enterprise in 1998 and Manners Simply in 2010, with offices in Danville, California and Eugene, Oregon.
Many of their students have assumed that since they teach etiquette they came from privileged backgrounds. Quite the contrary; their beginnings were humble. Rosemarie grew up in a working class neighborhood in Oakland, California, while Linda grew up in a rural farming community in Oregon. They had rich but simple lives centered around family, food and friends.
A desire for perfection drove Linda and Rosemarie to seek more knowledge, confidence, and refinement. They recognized the only way to achieve this personal growth was through expert training. It was this training that brought the two of them together at The Protocol School of Washington in our nation’s capital. They mastered the coursework and have been teaching seminars together ever since.
Rosemarie and Linda are known for their passion about entertaining! They love the creative process of planning, cooking, and inviting others to join in. Rosemarie and Linda’s goal in writing Which Fork Do I Use? Confident and Comfortable Dining is for hosts and guests at any level of experience to be encouraged, inspired, and confident enough to entertain and dine well.
You too can prepare great food, create new ideas and memories when gathered around a table with family and friends!