Archive for September, 2015

Luxury private island seeks top residential butlers!

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

Fantastic new opportunity just in! Luxury private resort / residence in the Indian Ocean seeks well experienced butlers to form part of a new butler department serving celebrities and diplomats. The Island is privately owned and our client commutes from Europe to the island every week. Also many of their friends are invited to enjoy the tropical island and top class service. Friends are well known:  celebrities, prime ministers and business vip`s.


We are looking for experienced Hotel / Resort Butlers who would like a change and work in a superb luxurious environment. Product knowledge is key, understanding and delivering optimal service is important. The mindset of each butler is important and commitment to service is the key element.


The Academy is seeking 8 entry level butlers ($3000pm)  as well as 2 top Head Butlers ($5000pm). Our clients are English / Russian, therefor any European language will be a plus.


Please forward your CV, Police Clearance Certificate and Butler Certificate to


“this is an outstanding position”


Reference: VIRG4887


How to clean Stainless steel?

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

Wipe with a soft cloth and a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid, or a dry microfibre cloth (without cleaner) Always remember stainless steel counter tops are heat-resistant, extremely durable! Easy to clean.


Travelling Head Butler Europe | Salary Euro 6000pm

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Fantastic new position just in! Traveling head butler for high profile family.This position is open to an exceptional person who will be able to demonstrate top leadership skills, pro active thinking and plenty of devotion in order to lead/supervise two subordinate Butlers.


We are looking for someone who is well-educated, experienced, well-travelled, had experience working for a family as a Butler or perhaps someone with equivalent experience as a Personal Assistant for a high profile Executive / or Concierge in a Luxury Hotel / or Chef Waiter in one of the world’s finest restaurants.


The Candidate should understand the difference between average and excellent and have style with an acute eye for detail. It is expected that this person will be self-confident, with a positive attitude, be computer literate and speak at least one extra language in addition to English (ideally French, German or Italian).


In addition to traditional Butler service (table arrangement/service etc.) it is expected that this person will fulfill the role of Private Assistant to the Principal’s family i.e. make reservations/bookings, maintain diary, and other typical PA duties.








Salary is negotiable dependent on the experience and skill set of the Butler. Our clients are prepared to pay for the best suitable candidate.


How to apply: 

Please send your CV, Photographs, Certificate and 2 Reference letters to

Reference: CROATI225


Basic guest communication, the butler way!

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

Speak clearly: form your words carefully. Adjust the volume of your voice depending on the situation. Use Guest names: depending on your establishment, you may use their surname or first name. Listen actively: lean forward slightly, focus on what they are saying, and write it down. Keep Guests informed: avoid lots of interruptions and always have two reasons to go to the table. Engage with the Host: they are your link to communicating with all the Guests at a large table. Communicate as a team: guest information needs to be communicated amongst colleagues. Use signalling to keep team communication efficient.

Ayada Maldives reference

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

Dear Mr Newton,

It’s a pleasure of having you here and share with us your un-relentless passion to train us.

Will be forwarding to you soonest what you’ve requested.

Have a safe journey and looking forward for your next visit.

Lynn HR

ayada maldives

Top Hotel Butler Required Maldives $2500pm

Posted on: September 20th, 2015 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Exciting new position available in the Maldives. Our client is seeking vibrant well experienced resort butlers. The ideal candidates will be working with a team of professional butlers looking after a diverse clientele who visit the beautiful island.




– Receiving guests

– Providing tour service

– Arranging special activities

– Providing signature Butler services

– Working with forex

– Arranging special honeymoon dinners / special occasions

– Must understand Chinese culture


Salary: $2500pm, includes accommodation, meals and flight tickets. Also please take note your gratuities is not included in your salary (you will be earning tips and this is above your salary)

Please send your CV and Butler Certificate to please note only Butlers from the South African Butler Academy may apply.


Reference: Mald0057



International Butler Training | Ayada Maldives

Posted on: September 15th, 2015 by Butler Academy 14 Comments

The South African Butler Academy is currently onsite at the prestigious Ayada Resort & Spa in Maldives. This is our 8th time back in the Maldives continuing our legacy of excellent resort butler training. We invite you to read our student comments on our Facebook page (  as they are precious and capture the real essence of our exclusive training program. The program is based on mindfulness and the art of a confident and multi skilled Butler. Who will do everything in ensuring that each guest receives the best possible personalised service, leaving each guests with a memorable service experience.




International Safari Lodge Butler Training | Etali, Madikwe

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

The South African Butler Academy is delighted in training Etali Safari Lodge for the second time. The Academy has proven to be extremely successful in pro-active sustainable training methods which lasts. Thank you to a wonderful team and exceptional hospitality.


Nestled in the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Etali Safari Lodge has earned a reputation for offering our guests a unique and personal African bush experience wherein nature, relaxation and luxury combine to form an unforgettable memory.

At Etali we provide guests with an Experience beyond the expected. Whether on safari with our expert game rangers, dining on our delicious cuisine, rejuvenating in our spa, or, simply relaxing in our luxurious and comfortable suites.




Hotel Butler | Johannesburg, South Africa | R20 000pm plus benefits

Posted on: September 9th, 2015 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Our client, a top luxury award winning Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg is seeking skilled and trained butlers to join a team of professionals. All applicants must be  well presented, experienced and well spoken. The ideal candidates will be part of the executive floor, taking care of VIP clientele in a highly professional manner.  Product knowledge is key and working within a team is very important to our client.


Package: R20 000pm, meals provided during work, medical, transport allowance will be given to all butlers. Also note that Butlers receive many tips which will be added to your Salary.


Please send your:  CV, Photograph (head and full lenght), Butler Certificate, 3 References, Medical Certificate (medically fit) and Police Clearance to or click on the contact us page.


Reference: SANDJHB

Butler, Household Manager China | Salary $4500pm

Posted on: September 4th, 2015 by Butler Academy No Comments

Live-in Butler/Driver/House Manager required for a Chinese family residing in Chongqing, China. The family consists of 3 children and 2 Principals they travel considerably and you will be expected to travel with him to USA during the summer and winter months for approximately 2 months.





Key Skills



Accommodation provided is a private apartment offsite from the property. Salary is $4500 depending on the skills and experience of the Butler.


How to apply?


Please note only apply if you have a valid Butler Certificate / Diploma recognised by us. We do not accept any 4 week / 2 days / Hotel Butler certificates for this position.

Our client is particular and will only accept a residential Butler Certificate similar to SABA. Please send your Certificate, CV, Police Clearance and Medical Certificate to


Reference CONCHIN