Archive for February, 2015

Congratulations to the Butler School, VVIP service!

Posted on: February 27th, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

This month the Butler School assisted VVIP`s at the glamorous residence of the Pentagon & Oceana Villas. Pentagon villa was designed by well know architect Stefan Antoni.



It is said to be the new benchmark in contemporary seaside living. It has highly desirable location and address, unobstructed sea views, ground breaking contemporary design and luxurious, yet understated finishes and superior privacy and security.


It is such a privilege for the Butler School to be associated with such a wonderful property and to be able to assist the teams with VVIP clients providing a signature butler service.



Table practical exam, Butler Training

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Take a sneak peak into the Academy table exams. At the prestigious Butler Academy we allow students the opportunity to show off their talents. Each course student butlers receives a theme. The theme may be Valentines day, Christmas lunch, Halloween or a simple evening setting. The Academy trainers assess each table and award students who receives 100%. This exercise is so much fun! The Academy provides table linen, silver cutlery and crystal glasses only the best for our students.



Top honours for the South African Butler Academy by Sun International

Posted on: February 21st, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

Sun International Hotels give top honours to the South African Butler Academy. Recently on the travel news page on their website we received a massive praise for our work done. Thank you kindly~ we return for our 4th contract at The Royal Livingstone this June.




Please click on the image for full article.


Hotel Butler – Seychelles

Posted on: February 20th, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

Excellent opportunity for a young vibrant butler seeking experience and abundance of technical skills. Our client is seeking a hotel butler, not necessary with experience as this is more an internship position. The hotel is absolutely breathtaking overlooking the indian ocean.


Duties include: front of house, meeting greeting guests, preparing suites, rooming guests, answering phones, unpacking suitcases, offering concierge services, liaise with other team members, housekeeping, food and beverage duties and night duty.


Package: Entire travel package, flights transfers both from home to Seychelles. All meals, uniform, medical and monthly allowance will be paid.  Age group 18 – 25, the period is for one year only. Please note this is for your future in the hotel industry and should be taken seriously.


Please send your CV, Butler Certificate to






Butler – Household manager China, $6500 per month

Posted on: February 16th, 2015 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Exciting new position available China. Modern environment with formal service. Travel is required within China with principal and to various locations in South East Asia. The position is living in and requires a professionally trained butler with flair and understanding the role of a modern yet traditional butler.




Salary per month $6500, accommodation, medical aid and meals provided

Please send your formal CV, Butler Certificate (no less than 8 weeks training), 2 references and police clearance certificate  to 


Victoria Falls Safari Club & Hotel receives Butler training, Zimbabwe

Posted on: February 16th, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

The South African Butler Academy proudly provided the much anticipated seven star butler training program for butlers and Hotel employees. The butler is more than just an extra pair of arms and legs. The butler commits himself/herself to the guest and cares to exceed their expectations and create extra-special moments which will last forever.


A professional butler pays great attention to detail and anticipates the needs of the guests.


The butler is an excellent organiser and knows, and follows, the accepted manners and customs, adhering to the right Etiquette and Protocol. The butler is always in the background, smoothing things over and is firm about the amount and quality of work done by those assisting him/her to provide a first class service to the guest.


At the end of the day, a good butler must have the energy and humility to ask, “Was there anything else I could have improved on with my service today?”


During the South African Butler Academy training program we covered a new module on being a “naturalist” which in fact assists butlers to use nature as a communicating tool with their guests. Every butler will provide product knowledge and a unique understanding of guests needs and wants.


May it be the big 5 or little five we got it covered!





Butler Academy training, practical lessons

Posted on: February 5th, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

The South African Butler Academy believes in incredible training, fresh produce and lush entertaining. The Butler Academy training venues range from Mansions in Camps Bay to luxury Boutique Villas in Durbanville. Thank you to Homestead Villas and Tanya Fourie for the wonderful opportunity to enjoy our breakfast masterclass.


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Take a sneak peak into our 10 week Butler Course, cooking lessons 101

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

The Butler Academy new practical cooking kitchen is sponsored by Miele. Excellent practical training, cooking lessons with only the best food produce in Cape Town. At the Butler Academy we pride ourselves in giving only the best possible training to our students. Take a look at our wonderful cooking class.