Archive for June, 2015

Banyan Tree Seychelles | International Butler Training

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by Butler Academy 8 Comments

SABA is here again in the Seychelles for 2 and a half weeks at The Banyan Tree,  training 170 staff from Front of House to Engineering.  The exciting training sessions are developing the service ethic to perform at the highest of global hospitality standards.  Staff are in the process of equipping themselves with global standard operating procedures for their departments.  The depth and breadth of hospitality service has come alive with the skills being taught by SABA.


Being a Butler takes passion and commitment we install this mentally and physically. The training provided is superb and you can see this on our students faces. Please see our latest training video.


Corporate Travel Butler | California $7500pm

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

For one of our clients in California USA, we are looking for a Butler/PA.  Our client is a jet-setter and owner of many properties across the world. The ideal candidate will be travelling with his / her principle and providing executive assistant duties: valet, concierge services, taking care of the administrative duties, cooking, errands and ensuring optimal standards.

This is an exciting corporate Butler position. Salary on offer is $7500 per month, accommodation will be provided during travel. Please note, this is a full time position with dedicated hours of work required.


Please send the Academy the following:

1) Butler Certificate / Diploma

2) Police Clearance Certificate

3) Medical Certificate

4) Passport

5) 2 References and CV

Only candidates with minimum of 4 years experience will be granted and interview. Please email your details to reference Cal488k

Butler / Executive Household Manager Denmark Euro 5500pm

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

We are looking for a well experienced  Butler for one of our clients in Denmark. Long term commitment, live in (private inside accommodation).

Duties will include: supervise housekeepers, insure the dressings are daily perfect, hands on person, follow up the housekeeping duties and keep the standards high.  The role of the Butler will be to ensure maximum household management standards.

Package: Accommodation, Flights and travel allowance

Salary: Euro 5500 pm


Please send the Academy the following:

1) Butler Certificate / Diploma

2) Police Clearance Certificate

3) Medical Certificate

4) Passport

5) 2 References and CV

Only candidates with minimum of 3 years experience will be granted and interview


June 2015 Butler Course | Student Blog

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by Butler Academy 10 Comments

The June 2015 eight week Butler course has commenced. During the eight week International Butler Course our student butlers will be blogging their experiences. We are delighted in sharing real moments and honest feedback with you! Enjoy…



Butler Training | 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa (LHW)

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

The award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection is situated on Cape Town’s most scenic route. Poised above the Atlantic Ocean, the 5-star boutique hotel is flanked by the majestic Table Mountain National Park, a World Heritage Site, and the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

The hotel offers 70 guest rooms, with unique features that include a holistic spa, private cinema, and breathtaking views from the legendary Azure Restaurant and The Leopard Bar.

The Academy is extremely impressed with the outstanding training provided, well done to the Butler training team! Hotel Butler service is a personalised service provided by an individual with multiple skills. Anticipation is one key skill which is part of any Butler training program.


Congratulations to all 18 Butlers who Graduated from the Academy

Posted on: June 12th, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

Exceptional training comes from the heart along with superior experiences. The South African Butler Academy congratulates all 18 Butlers who passed the course with distinction. For the first time ever we have had 6 out of 18 students on the highest achievement score ” Cum Laude”and 12 Merits!  Well done to our trainers on a job executed superbly. It is privilege to have had such an outstanding group of dedicated individuals.


Take a look at our course final photo shoot and the funny butler dance at the end! 🙂



Hotel Butler Training | Royal Livingstone Zambia – Sun International

Posted on: June 5th, 2015 by Butler Academy 3 Comments

It is with the greatest pleasure to announce our 4th successful International Seven Star Butler Training program conducted at the luxurious Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia.


Braam van der Westhuizen and Allison Mitchell two chief trainers at the South African Butler Academy conducted our signature hotel butler training program for 15 professional butlers.


During the course of the seven star program, body demeanour, etiquette, valet service, signature butler services, food & beverage service, guest relations, protocol, housekeeping standards, culinary terminology, wine knowledge and the art of cross selling was covered. All of which is part of the butlers role within a hotel or resort.


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.


The South African Butler Academy is the first choice for Sun International Hotels, we are extremely proud of our accomplishments within the luxurious group of Hotels.

Contact the South African Butler Academy for a Hotel Butler Training Brochure and Costs for onsite Butler Training.