Archive for February, 2014

Congratulations – Butlers of the Week

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Butler Academy No Comments


Congratulations! The Butler Academy and our dedicated team of trainers are excited to announce, two Butlers on the current course as Butlers of the week.

We see the potential everyday in each and every student at the Butler Academy. This week we experienced the true art of  giving and caring from two students – Jaco and Jenine.  Well done to both on their excellent achievements and delivering outstanding technical skills which is expected of a South African Butler Academy – Butler.




Join the Next Butler Course – 11th of August 2014

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Butler Academy 2 Comments

The next 8 week Butler Training course will commence on the 11th of August 2014

almost fully booked due to popularity in exceptional employment available


The Butler Academy offers an eight-week theory &  practical training program. Our Training is based at the South African Butler Academy and we also include practical training onsite prestigious hand picked establishments in Cape Town. These establishments include; Private boutique wine farm in Franchhoek, Practical Hotel Butler Training at one of Cape Towns Award winning Hotels, 5 star Villa in Camps Bay Cape Town.

The Butler Academy is situated in Sable Square (We are located on Campus with the International Hotel School). We provide four full time courses per year since 2008 classes well received please see our Facebook page for references, . We provide the highest industry standards of excellence therefor we only take a limited amount of students per course.


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Due to the popularity in our exclusive program & professional manner in which we conduct training coincide the high amount of employment available we can only accommodate 18 – 20 students per course.  Currently to date in 2014 we have 98% employment rate – the best ever! Well done to Guild Recruitment our sister recruitment company! Recent International recruitment covers areas such as Russia, Maldives, Tokyo, Dubai, Boston NY, Australia, Knightsbridge London, Madrid Spain, Croatia, Sardinia, Rome Italy, South Africa; Johannesburg, Cape Town, Kwazulu Natal, Karoo and Bloemfontein.

We provide Residential placements, Hotel & Resort, Luxury Private Yachts, Commercial Cruise Liners, Ranch & Lodges,  Corporate butler positions, Personally assistant and International Internship programs governed by Leading Quality Service Assurance.


Here is a ‘sneak peak’ into the Butler School curriculum: 


The above is 60% of our  our curriculum, the rest we keep a secret, for you to experience!


During the 45 days of training we provide you with the best international butler service training. Our standard and curriculum  is geared towards providing seven star service, complete, always updated and to the point information which will assist you no matter the career choice.


As a qualified Butler of the South African Butler Academy you will become a true Ambassador and serve with true dedication and pride!


To all applicants please note we have an “everyday open day” policy – please feel free to “Skype” or pop in at the Butler Academy at any time.  We are here to assist you with the correct career choices. Recently in South Africa we have seen an increase in ‘fly by night’ schools opening (please be careful as these places cannot provide proper employment opportunities nor can you become a butler in less than 8 weeks), please contact us first for references and guidance.



Butler of the week – Susan McDonald

Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Butler Academy 1 Comment


Over the past 5 weeks, Susan has impressed with her hard work and dedication.  Her attention to detail and the passion with which she embraces and applies the technical skills and knowledge gained is admirable.   As an individual, she has grown with leaps and bounds and her true service heart is very evident.  Well done Susan!

True butler spirit!



Butler Employment in Cape Town, Amsterdam and New York

Posted on: February 15th, 2014 by Butler Academy 2 Comments

Latest Employment, Guild Recruitment our recruitment division is seeking a well experienced Butler for a large property in Cape Town. The Client has properties in Holland, New York and Johannesburg. Extensive knowledge of general housekeeping standards, proper care of silver, china, fine art, antiques, flower arranging, chauffeuring, preparing small meals, household administration is required as well as table and wine service.  Experience as valet is imperative as well as providing a committed service to the family.


The property is located in Bishops Court, the ideal candidate will be living onsite and keeping the standards expected from the principles. The other properties are located in the hub of the city in Amsterdam and New York. The ideal candidate will be spending a week each month in each outside country to maintain the standards. The client will be paying for flights, meals, transportation and travel allowance.


The package includes: Accommodation, meals, uniform, iPad and Apple Mac Book Pro to setup a technology driven environment, additional cooking lessons on vegan diets and advance driving skills will be provided. The Salary is negotiable as the client is seeking a particular butler to fit into the style of their homes.  Please note the salary is very attractive and experience is a must!


Please contact the South African Butler Academy or Guild Recruitment, you are required to have a valid drivers license, professional Butlers certificate or diploma of 8 weeks training plus on the standard of the Academy, minimum of 2 years experience in a similar field is beneficial.

Position will be filled by 12th of March 2014, send your details asap.


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Butler Academy & Luxury Blue Train

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

The South African Butler Academy visits the opulent Blue Train in Cape Town. The Butler Academy steps onboard the luxury Blue Train discovering true service.


Butler Academy & The Blue Train

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

The Blue Train is unique – it is not merely a train but combines the luxury of the world’s leading hotels with the charm of train travel. Think of it as an all inclusive luxury rail cruise with an opportunity to view South Africa’s spectacular landscapes and visit interesting tourist attractions along the way.  A compelling combination of luxury train travel, world-class service and fine dining against a magnificent ever-changing backdrop makes The Blue Train the experience of a lifetime.


Take a journey into a timeless world of grace, elegance and romance, where spectacular scenery stirs your imagination and luxurious comfort soothes your body and soul. Sit back, enjoy and relax! All the meals are freshly prepared on board the train by executive chefs. Carefully selected South African wines complement the gourmet cuisine served on The Blue Train. Personal service of the highest calibre is standard on The Blue Train. Guests have a dedicated butler at your beck and call to ensure an unforgettable experience. A late-night snack? An early morning wake-up call? A dinner jacket in need of a little tender care?


What an honour, the South African Butler Academy is privy to visit the luxurious Blue Train. Another excellent experience, a memory with so much appreciation for the bespoke service which is offered by the Blue Train Butlers!  We congratulate Isaac one an excellent day, Blue Train Butler from the South African Butler Academy.




Enjoy a “sneak peak” into our Blue Train experience…  /

Hotel Training Brochure 2014

Posted on: February 13th, 2014 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Hotel Training Brochure

Hotel Butler Training – Reference from The Michelangelo Hotel

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 by Butler Academy 3 Comments

The South African Butler Academy is privileged in conducting front of house, butler department and food & beverage training at the prestigious Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. We have trained a fine team of hotel ambassadors for this purpose and compiled all corresponding according to LQA standards.


We would like to share this special video with you, please do not hesitate to contact the Academy for more details on our professional hospitality butler training program. Suited for all departments as you can see; on the video we simply ignite the passion, energy, commitment & technical skills of any establishment.


From International Resorts, Leading Hotels of the world, Sun International group, Private luxury Game Lodges, Guest Houses, Luxury Trains, Privately owned Jets, Luxury Yachts, Corporate Butler departments, Fine dining Restaurants, Virgin active gym group and wine seller tasting centres. We are honoured!

The Butler Academy is off to Maldives in March, stay tuned for more photos and incredible stories!


The proof is in the pudding…. Our vision –  to provide the best training possible! Bespoke seven star butler training world wide.



Hotel Butler Training – Michelangelo Hotel part of Legacy Hotels

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 by Butler Academy No Comments

The South African Butler Academy is currently onsite with an exclusive hotel butler training program at the Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton in Johannesburg.


Set in Sandton South Africa business and leisure district,  the service excellence and world-class facilities on offer, sets The Michelangelo Hotel apart from its competitors. Built around a central atrium, guests enjoy the decadent use of space which gives the feeling of grandeur in an area where space is at a premium. It’s this serenity of Renaissance-style elegance that makes Michelangelo one of the Leading Hotels Of The World.


This magnificence encourages guests to take time to revel in the finer things life has to offer – indulging in a superb meal at The Piccolo Mondo Restaurant or shopping at some of Africa’s finest boutiques at the adjacent Michelangelo Towers Mall, the Nelson Mandela Square or Sandton City. The area boasts four world-class shopping centres, with over 450 shops, which means there is no shortage of places to indulge in hours of retail therapy. The assortment of over 90 restaurants, bars and cafés in Sandton Central means that day or night one will never be short of options to whet one’s appetite.


We are privileged and honoured to be part of the Butler Training Hospitality program conducted by Mr. Cross & Mr. Coetzer. First impressions last forever!

Butlers of the Week at the Academy – Johlene & Schalk

Posted on: February 6th, 2014 by Butler Academy 1 Comment


Congratulations to Johlene and Schalk on an excellent achievement:


Johlene Kruger


Johlene is a well spoken, neat and well organized individual who is very keen to learn new skills.  Her work method is systematic and she is always prepared for any situation.  This methodical approach, can only but guarantee positive outcomes.  She can work well in a team environment, yet can also delegate effectively as a leader.  Well done, Johlene!


Schalk van Wyk


Even though he has already been awarded the title of Butler of the week, Schalk has to be commended for maintaining a consistent, strong performance.  His determination and true service heart is evident in everything that he does and his professionalism is admirable.  Well done, Schalk!


Keep up the excellent work!