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The Butler Academy – German Butler School

 

The Butler Academy is home to German students from Europe as member of the European Butler & Household Staff association we proudly offer our courses to accommodate international students.

 

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

 

The Butler title originally applied to the person who was in charge of the wine cellar and dispensed liquors. Therefore the name is derived from the Middle English “bottler“, as well as from old French bouteillier, “bottle bearer”. This comes from the Latin word “buticula” meaning bottle.

 

In the European Middle Ages, ‘Butler’ meant precisely this: bottle bearer, but in time it came to mean an official of the crown, who nominally had charge of the wine, but who in fact was a person of high household rank, having different duties in different countries at different times.

 

The words that spring to mind when hearing the word ‘Butler’ are Great Britain, or rather, England.  Although male servants have been employed all over the world as long as one cares to remember, it was the British Butler who transformed this profession into a form of art and thus became the standard in this field.

 

A British Butler was authoritative, witty, snobbish, discreet and intelligent.  He was respected and feared, even by his employer. He knew everything there was to know about etiquette, food, drink, sterling silver and glassware, as well as things like literature, opera and history, and if he didn’t, he cunningly pretended he did.

 

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