Archive for July, 2016

Butler Couple Required Durban | Salary R28 000 each pm

Posted on: July 30th, 2016 by Butler Academy 3 Comments

One of our clients seeks the assistance of a professional Chef & Butler to assist with a large property in Durban, South Africa.

Live-in Butler/Driver/House Manager  & Chef required for a British Family residing in Durban, South Africa. The Principals enjoy entertaining, travel and working from home the ideal couple will be expected to manage the property, staff and provide well prepared restaurant quality meals. Also travelling will be required with clients to France during the summer and winter months for approximately 4 months.





Key Skills



Salary: R28 000 per candidate, accommodation, company vehicle, meals and travel allowance.

Requirements: minimum of 3 years experience, Butler Certificate (preferable SABA) , Police Clearance Certificate and a letter from Doctor to state your health.


Reference: FANMAR777

Study Online | Educate24 and Butler Academy| Restaurant Service Basics

Posted on: July 27th, 2016 by Butler Academy 2 Comments

We are live! After months of planning and scripting the perfect online study program with Educate24 our Principal Mr. Newton Cross has written an extensive program for you to enjoy. Go online as we are now live.


Study at your own pace!


We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!


What this course is about?


This course is designed to teach some basic principles on Table and Restaurant Service.  This course discusses the servers’ job, types of establishments, and different types of service, including French, Russian, English, American Banquet, Family-style, Buffets and more. Current issues such as The Waiter, Safety, Sanitation and Emergency Services, Technology Services in the Restaurant and Food & Beverage Services are discussed. The text walks the reader through the dining experience from, Before the Guests arrive, and Initiating Service by using Technical Skills and displaying the Energy, Passion and Commitment the Waiter should have.

Employment opportunity for a Waiter can result in a lifetime occupation. The challenge is excellent but with hard work and determination to succeed, you will be rewarded not only financially, but also with a set of technical life skills and a feeling of accomplishment.

After completing this course, you will have taken a positive step towards being better equipped in Restaurant Service.


Who should be doing this course?


An introduction to Restaurant Service is aimed at anyone who wants to pursue a career that involves Service in Hospitality and Tourism. This course will benefit:



Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:


How is your course mark calculated?


Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!


Click here to study online “Restaurant Service Basics” 


STUDENT BLOG 18 July Butler course of 2016

Posted on: July 25th, 2016 by Butler Academy 12 Comments

Winter is is in full swing, in Cape Town, and we are delighted to warmly welcome 19 students to our magnificent 8 week Butler course. Each student brings with him or her skills and devotion to service.  We welcome you to enjoy our student blog posts, experience a day at the Academy with us.


Cape Town | Residential Manager | Butler | Salary R35 000pm

Posted on: July 16th, 2016 by Butler Academy No Comments

Our clients living in Cape Town seek an experienced Estate Manager / Butler who will attend to the entire household and maintenance of the property. We are seeking a bubbly personality, excellent skills and wonderful references.


The Family House is situated in  Cape Town, the property is large with Security. The Butler will have the option to stay onsite during events etc. However, this is not a living in position.




  • Traditional Butler duties
  • Provide staff training for all the Housekeepers at each property worldwide
  • Create inventory for each residence for fine art/clothing etc…
  • Valeting duties for the Principal
  • Travel ahead of the Principals ensuring the properties are ready for arrival
  • Cooking
  • Entertaining
  • Chauffeuring
  • Maintenance
  • Admin
  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Assist with service onboard our client yacht


This position requires an individual with minimum of 5 years experience. The ideal candidate must not be a clock watcher and therefore devote his / her career to the family.


Salary: R35 000pm includes Company Vehicle

Please send your CV, Butler Certificate to

Reference: U897

Ten phases of Food & Beverage Service

Posted on: July 12th, 2016 by Butler Academy No Comments

1. Preparation:

Pre-service meeting, preparing equipment, setting up the dining room.


2. Greeting Guests:


Welcome Guests, take their coats, escort them to their table.


3. Seating Guests: 


Seat Guests, present menus and wine list.


4. Drinks service: 


Water service, recommending aperitifs, ordering wine.


5. Bread service: 


Provide Guests with fresh bread and accompaniments.


6. Taking orders: 


Make menu recommendations. Allow time to decide, then take their order.


7. Serving meals: 


Present dishes. Once everyone has finished eating, clear plates. Repeat for each course.


8. Coffee, tea, and digestif service:
Pre-service meeting, preparing equipment, setting up the dining room.


9. Guest departure: 


Bring bill when requested. Escort Guests from the dining area, thank them and bid them farewell.


10. After service: 


Post-service meeting, cleaning dining and service areas, prep for the next service.