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The History of the Handshake?

By Butler Academy



The act of shaking hands came about some time during the Roman Empire, not out of respect and good will, but out of fear. In order for two men to become friends, they first had to make sure that the other would not attack. They either laid their weapons on the ...


Royal Livingstone, Zambia receives Hotel Butler Training (5 times)

By Butler Academy



The South African Butler Academy is privy to be part of Sun International Hotels. The Academy has established a close relationship with Sun International providing follow up training and restoring many departments representing the image and brand of Butler service. The task at hand was and is to restore the Butler ...


Butler required for VIP family in Quebec, Canada $4000pm

By Butler Academy



Our clients are from South Africa but live and work in Quebec.  The assistance of an well experienced Butler is required. The Butler must be able to take on new projects e.g. as learning french, patisserie, barista coffees, Japanese floral design  - if not yet a set skill, also teach ...


24th of March 2014 Course Student Blog

By Butler Academy



The time has come again for us to share our student blogs with you, our dedicated readers.  Each student brings with him  / her the eagerness to learn and the passion for the vocation. Enjoy real butler training with us...


January 2014 Butler Course Video, take a look

By Butler Academy



On behalf of the South African Butler Academy, today we step forward and extend our thanks to all 14 Students who underwent exceptional butler training. During your two months at the Butler Academy, you've worked very hard and every effort is part of your new future. The Butler Academy is privileged ...


Butlers of the Week at the Academy – Johlene & Schalk

By Butler Academy



  Congratulations to Johlene and Schalk on an excellent achievement:   Johlene Kruger   Johlene is a well spoken, neat and well organized individual who is very keen to learn new skills.  Her work method is systematic and she is always prepared for any situation.  This methodical approach, can only but guarantee positive outcomes.  She ...


Excellent Butler Tip: How to Anticipate guests needs?

By Butler Academy



  Very few establishments concentrate on anticipating a guests needs. It is a mindset that is hard to teach and harder to execute. It is the product of a strong commitment to meet or exceed guests expectations every time. It is easy for this to get lost in the shuffle when ...


Butler Training – The art of ‘Smoked Salmon’

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    Butler Training -  What is Smoked Salmon?   Smoked salmon is a preparation of salmon, typically a fillet that has been cured and hot or cold smoked. Due to its moderately high price, smoked salmon is considered a delicacy. Although the term lox is sometimes applied to smoked salmon, they are different products.   Smoked salmon is a popular ingredient in canapés, often combined ...