Archive for January, 2013

Jet Butler Training

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 by Butler Academy No Comments

Butler Training – Jet Butler

 

This is your front row seat in Jet Butler / Butler Aviation skills. The Butler Academy is exceptionally proud to deliver a service which is superior to any other school. Enjoy the video!

 

 

 

Why become a Butler? Episode 1

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 by Butler Academy No Comments

BUTLER TRAINING – WHY BECOME A BUTLER

 

The Butler Academy gives you as a visitor a front row seat at the Butler Academy, we asked Marko Simic one of our student Butlers why he decided to become a Butler.

 

 

Green Butling: The Butler Academy “Better Living” Class – by Hector

Posted on: January 30th, 2013 by Butler Academy 8 Comments

Green Day and PowerPoint – Week 3, Day 2

Albert Einstein once said: “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” And with that idea in mind can I proudly say that PURE Butling is, in its way, the poetry of service, detail and perfection.

 

This morning  Mr. West took our hand in the land of green, detox and fusion foods. We had a lot of laughs, shared ideas how to be a “greener  you”  and saw no meat for a whole day.

 

The green portfolio consisted of recycling, reducing, reusing and energy saving. This just made us, as Butlers, more aware of our environment and that a healthier planet starts with you and not any other organisation or “hug a tree” committee.

 

The fusion foods were responsible for our detoxing of the day. We had so much fun putting all the different fruits in the juicer and drinking a substance that looked like second hand grease but tasted like heaven.  Mr. West taught us lots of options how to cleanse our body and to stay healthy by using what Mother Nature provided us with.

 

After lunch Nicolas Kruger demonstrated for us how to make Red Snapper  and of what good use it can be for us in our future as a Butler.

 

Mr. Cross then showed us in a calm and fashionable manner the beginner steps of using PowerPoint and LinkedIn. What stood out for us as a class was the whole concept of LinkedIn and what great instrument it is to promote yourself or your company. These connections will make doors open for you that you thought didn’t exist or was above your pay grade.

 

Thank you Mr. Cross, Mr. Coetzer and Mr. West for another fabulous day at the office and thank you fellow butlers for another day to remember.

 

Hector Odendaal

Head Butler

Italian Butler Student – Roberto Azzali

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by Butler Academy No Comments

 

Butler Training Italian Butler Student Roberto Azzali

 

Ci vuole moltissima disciplina per arrivare ad un livello estremamente alto di professionalita’, al livello che corrisponde allo standard qualitativo garantito dalla scuola SABA  di Citta’ del Capo in Sud Africa.

 

Che tu sia gia’ un professionista del settore o un principiante, ci vuole un’ attenzione straordinaria per poter capire fino in fondo di cosa davvero si tratti il fatto di diventare un maggiordomo, un assistente personale… due figure di un’estrema importanza nelle residenze di famiglie o persone selezionatissime ed attente al protocollo ed alle buone maniere. Ed e’ questo che puoi ottenere in questa scuola: senso dell’eleganza nel gesto, attenzione ad ogni piu’ piccolo dettaglio, il lavoro individuale ed il senso del lavoro d’equipe nella sua musicalita’ piu’ importante.

 

Questa istituzione che e’ Saba permette di esplorare questo mestiere cosi’ nobile e d’esplorare se stessi per capire  davvero la nostra motivazione piu’ intima, quella cosa che ci spinge e che ci accompagna nel compimento della nostra missione.

 

Per avere successo in questo mestiere, infatti, e’ necessario avere il senso del servizio, la voglia di stupire con le attenzioni piu’ strordinarie le persone per le quali lavoriamo. Il perfetto maggiordomo gioisce della gioia dei propri clienti.

Se tutto questo e’ cio’ che ti da’ la voglia di intraprendere questa meravigliosa carrier, allora, non c’e’ dubbio: e’ da Saba che devi venire !

L’avventura di una vita intera !!!

 

Il te faut beaucoup de discipline pour arriver a’ un niveau extrement eleve’ de professionalisme, au niveau qui correspond au standing qualitatif de l’ ecole Saba du Cap en Afrique du Sud.

 

Que tu sois deja’ un professionnel du secteur ou un debutant, il faut une attention extraordinaire pour comprendre jusqu’au bout de quoi il s’agit le fait de devenir un majordome, un assistant personnel… deux figures extremement importantes dans les residences de familles ou particuliers tres selects et attentifs au protocol, aux bonnes manieres.

 

Et c’est cela que tu peux obtenir dans cette ecole: le sens de l’ elegance dans le geste, l’attention au plus petit detail, la valeur du travail individuel et le sens du travail d’equipe dans sa musicalite’ plus importante.

 

Cette institution qui est Saba permet d’explorer ce métier et de s’explorer soi meme pour comprendre vraiment notre motivation la plus intime, cette chose qui nous pousse et qui nous accompagne dans l’aboutissement de notre mission.

 

Pour reussir dans ce métier, justement, il est fondamental d’avoir le sense du service, l’envie de surprendre avec les attentions plus extraordinaires les personnes pour lesquelles nous travaillons.

 

Le parfait majordome se rejouit de la joie de ses propres clients.

 

Si tout ca est ce qui te donne envie d’entreprendre cette merveilleuse carrier, alors, il n’y a pas de doute: c’est chez Saba que tu dois venir !

 

L’aventure d’une vie entire !

 

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German Butler Student – Nicolas Kröger

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by Butler Academy No Comments

German – Butler Academy student comment:

 

Die SABA –South African Butler Academy versteht es nicht nur – durch lebendigen Unterricht und viel Mitarbeit – einen den Beruf des Butlers auf professionellen wege zu vermitteln, aber vor allen Dingen das Studium nach den Wünschen des Klientels der heutigen Zeit zu richten – was mir persöhnlich sehr wichtig ist. Es wird zwar ein Einblick in die Tradition gewährt, allerdings lernt man die meiste Zeit wirklich Dinge, die man auch wirklich als Household Manager in einem modernen Haushalt anwenden kann.

 

Nicolas Kröger

 

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Today we experienced a Wow!

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by Butler Academy No Comments

Today we experienced a Wow!

 

Our daily program said “Housekeeping” and we knew we were going to put cleaning theory to practice, but little were we prepared for what awaited us.

 

Our practical lesson was to be at a mansion of pristine elegance and style, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with Robben Island in the distance. We were welcomed at the gate by the live-in butler, a lady graduate of SABA.  With our cleaning equipment lined up and our shoes taken off,  we were soon taken on a guided tour of the house.  Mr Cross then gave a brief lecture on the practical approach to cleaning a house of that size, emphasizing discretion, speed, care and of course thoroughness.   In teams we tackled our allocated areas – on four levels – and soon became quite proud of our efforts.

 

During lunchtime we were given opportunity to question Ms Pauw about her work and aspects of her employment.  Her discipline and dedication became evident as she told us about butling in the real world of the super-rich.  As far as employment opportunities go, this visit was also beneficial in that we as students could assess whether her employment lifestyle would suit us or not.

 

 

Simone Koch – Butler Student class of 14th January 2013

Butler Housekeeping – by Simone

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by SABA Student No Comments

Today we experienced a Wow!

 

Our daily program said “Housekeeping” and we knew we were going

to put cleaning theory to practice, but little were we prepared for what awaited us.

 

Our practical lesson was to be at a mansion of pristine elegance and style, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with Robben Island in the distance. We were welcomed at the gate by the live-in butler, a lady graduate of SABA.  With our cleaning equipment lined up and our shoes taken off,  we were soon taken on a guided tour of the house.  Mr Cross then gave a brief lecture on the practical approach to cleaning a house of that size, emphasising discretion, speed, care and of course thoroughness.   In teams we tackled our allocated areas – on four levels – and soon became quite proud of

our efforts.

 

During lunchtime we were given opportunity to question Ms Pauw about her work and aspects of her employment.  Her discipline and dedication became evident as she told us about butling in the real world of the super-rich.  As far https://www.acheterviagrafr24.com/vente-viagra/ as employment opportunities go, this visit was also beneficial in that we as students could assess whether her employment lifestyle would suit us or not.

Butler Training: A Taste of Wine – by Min

Posted on: January 24th, 2013 by Butler Academy No Comments

A Taste of Wine – by Min

 

This is the first time I had the opportunity to be Head Butler and what a day it was.

 

After going through the morning routine we were off to the winelands and the first port of call? Fairview.

 

We were presented with six cheeses which were paired with six wines and to add just a bit extra our Fairview wine and cheese guide gave us an extra wine for tasting just for comparison and we were off to a great start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a lovely experience and I do think that Mr. West got quite happy by the end of the tasting.

 

But before we departed from the lovely Fairview we were treated to a lovely lunch at their restaurant. A nice cheese and ham sandwich with the freshest olive ciabatta.

 

Then we floundered in the flowers for some photo ops before embarking on out next winery. Simonsig

 

There’s a quote by Robert Mondavi also a wine maker himself which I think explains the Simonsig history and culture:

 

“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living”

 

They take great care in their workers and puts time and effort into ensuring the future of the workers and their children.

 

We were given an extensive tour of the cellars and of the making of the wine and of their famous Méthode Cap Classique which was also served at the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

 

Then came the tasting…

 

 

 

 

 

That we thought was the end of our wine journey for the day, but there was a surprise waiting for us.

 

We were fortunate enough to go to the oldest wine farm in South Africa, established in 1699 and given a tasting of the best port there was to offer in South Africa. The establishment is old and they’ve decided to keep the old style charm with cob webs and all (I know I saw some really big spiders in between the webs). This was however an excellent way to end off the day, with a piece of history and world class wine.

 

 

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Butler Training – Wine and “Champagne” Simonsig Wine Estate

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Butler Training SA | The South African Butler Academy and “MCC” ( Method Cap Classic)  Training

 

Methode Champenoise

Classic method of making champagne by creating a second fermentation in the bottle. The term Cap Classique has been used in South Africa since 1992.

 

 

Cuvée Royale


Style of Wine

Prestige cuvée Blanc de Blancs Cap Classique Brut

Background

Frans Malan, the patriarch of the Malan family of Simonsig Wine Estate pioneered Méthode Champenoise in South Africa in 1971 when he created the first Kaapse Vonkel. For many years he was the only winemaker to make bottle fermented sparkling wine in the Cape. On a study tour during 1990, his son Johan Malan travelled to Champagne and returned with the dream of making a Simonsig Prestige Cuvée from the finest, most delicate Chardonnay cuvees, capable of long evolution to achieve the pinnacle of Cap Classique quality.

 

The Butler Academy believes in practical training, at Simonsig we receive a the best tour and background in the method of making “MCC” Sparkling wine.

 

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Waiter Training South Africa

Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 by Adriaan Coetzer 13 Comments

Waiter Training | The Butler Academy | Silver Service > The Butlers way

 

SABA BUTLER TIPS

FOURTEEN TIPS FOR AVERTING ENTERTAINING EMERGENCIES

Silver Service / Table Service

Providing silver service in a restaurant calls for staff to be very organised and efficient in all work practices. You must have a work plan in order to work efficiently and ensure customer satisfaction at all times. All staff members must know all procedures and organisational requirements. You must be aware and have a good knowledge of all service procedures and be comfortable carrying them out.

Contact the Butler Academy or visit www.waitertraining.co.za