Archive for November, 2014

Valet Skills – understanding garment care

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Students at the Butler Academy are taught the role and function, both historical, of the valet. Traditionally the Valet is responsible for the male principle`s clothing and shoes.  Today the Butler is responsible to understand these fundamental duties. Valet skills are taught to students such as shoe polishing, packing and unpacking of suitcases, tying different knot styles and jewellery cleaning. Wardrobe management is one of the most important subject as Butlers are required to manage dry cleaning, colour coding, hanging of clothes, folding clothes and taking care of expensive coats.


We have captured our training session on video, please enjoy!


Food & Wine Pairing – Butler Training

Posted on: November 22nd, 2014 by Butler Academy No Comments

Part of the Butler Academy signature training is Food & Wine pairing. The Butler Academy believes in order to promote seven star service you are  required to experience seven star service first hand. Wine and Food is utterly important for any Butler, as he or she will be serving or preparing meals accompanied by incredible food.  The Butler is knowledgeable on matching food and wine.


Creations Wines in Hermanus is at the top of any connoisseurs list, we thank the incredible team for the wonderful training sessions.

More about Creation – “Our unique enclave on the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge is a sought-after wine destination where a warm welcome awaits young and old. Ranging from our knowledgeable and attentive staff and our world-famous Wine and Food Pairing options to elegant touches such as our superior Riedel glassware – everything combines to offer our guests a truly memorable experience. And that includes our younger visitors for whom we cater with a special Young Adults Menu as well as their very own Kiddies Pairing!


Take a look at our video which captures the moment.  There is absolutely no match in the world when it comes to the South African Butler Academy, real training at its best!




Butlers working at VIP Wedding – The Royal Service Portfolio

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

Students on the current Butler course had a unique opportunity to work at a VIP wedding in Citrusdal, South Africa. Butler students had several duties and each duty was executed with precision. From receiving guests to serving meals and ensuring a smooth service flow.


The faculty is proud of the achievements and know that we added the ultimate service touch. The South African Butler Academy is proud to be associated with top wedding planners in the world. The Butler Academy provides Butlers to events all year long. Students experience real on the spot training whom are couched by industry professionals.


Enjoy our training video:



Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Adriaan Coetzer No Comments

Butlers Employed, Congratulations!

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

The Academy would like to share incredible news with the world , 2 of our Butler students on the current 8 week Butler course in Cape Town received top employment this week. Our Butler students are currently busy with week 4 of the 8 week course. The demand for professionally trained Butlers are on the increase as we are now starting with employment during the Butler course and not after the course. Once again congratulations to Sarah – Ann who will be responsible for a large property in Johannesburg and to Sifundo who will be a Lifestyle Manager in Cape Town responsible for 2 properties.

The Butler Academy prides itself on the success of our employment rate a big thank you to Guild Recruitment International.

We wish you both all the success and will assist every step of the way. Well done!


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Butler Academy off to the Seychelles – Banyan Tree Resort

Posted on: November 12th, 2014 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

The Butler Academy has signed an international Contract with Top Hotel / Resort Banyan Tree Seychelles! The Butler Academy will be conducting our 7 star diamond program, training Butlers and several Head of Departments. The Butler Academy is on top of any GM`s list when it comes to excellent service delivery. The Butler Academy signature program will establish the fundamental skills needed for any team to be successful. Always remember first impressions are lasting impressions!


Congratulations – Hotel Butler Training, The Royal Livingstone Zambia

Posted on: November 9th, 2014 by Butler Academy 3 Comments

The South African Butler Academy is currently conducting a signature Hotel Butler training program in Zambia at the Royal Livingstone Hotel. The Royal Livingstone Hotel is a luxurious 5*plus hotel situated on the Zambian side of the Victoria FallsThe hotel stretches along the banks of the Zambezi River, just a short walk to the entrance of The Victoria Falls. It’s named in honor of the explorer Dr. David Livingstone, and it’s interior design reflects the elegance of days gone by, using an African architectural style. Royal Livingstone consist of 17 colonial-style buildings, with large verandas. The main hotel building incorporates the lounge, restaurant and bar.

Excellent Training underway, we celebrate service with the best Zambia has to offer!





Newton Cross talks about Valet Service on “Nataniel Tafel”

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Butler Academy No Comments

It is an incredible honour to have been welcomed back for a 3rd time on the “Nathaniel Tafel” show which is showcased every Tuesday evening at 20:00 on channel 144 DSTV.  On the latest show, our Principal Mr. Cross shared ideas on how to:  wash dishes; set the most beautiful tea tray;  pack the perfect suitcase for long or short journeys whilst using luxury products such as Tumi and Jo Molone.


Once again thank you to Nataniel and his team! The Academy takes pride in all of its achievements.

Please follow this link for more information:


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Jet Butler – Nigeria & France

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Our client in Nigeria is well known internationally and seeks the assistance of a top butler! Our clients reside in France and Nigeria who travels between various countries with their private jet. Our client understands service and expects the highest level of commitment.


Duties: preparation of the jet, serving meals onboard, looking after luggage and personal items, ensure maximum safety and security, knowledge of wines, caviar and brand awareness is important. This position is phenomenal and a dream come true…


Candidate: the ideal candidate would be a professionally trained butler with experience in aviation, cooking and fluent in French. Please send your CV, Butler Certificate, Full length Photograph to


Salary: 5500 Euro (accommodation provided at each airport city)

Reference: 2014/05/25507