Ms. Bernadette M. Petrotta is an author and a small business owner. She is married and has a son. After receiving her degree, she spent thirty-two years in public service with the City of Los Angeles in an administrative capacity.
In her spare time, she researched the world of étiquette, enrolled in numerous courses given by The English Manner in London, participated in various tea and étiquette webinars, 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 of Étiquette with a mission to educate people of all ages in customary codes of conduct, dining principles, and basic social skills. The Polite Society School of Étiquette offers online courses, webinars, and tutelage at speaking engagements, school seminars, private dinners, and specialty tea events.
Ms. Petrotta was featured in Tea Time Magazine and Texas Tea & Travel Magazine and provided first-class étiquette training along with educational classes on tea and its rich history to the personnel at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. She also has been a highlighted speaker at numerous events reaching tea lovers worldwide and has published five volumes in her Étiquette Series.