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Butler Training: A Taste of Wine – by Min

By Butler Academy

A Taste of Wine – by Min   This is the first time I had the opportunity to be Head Butler and what a day it was.   After going through the morning routine we were off to the winelands and the first port of call? Fairview.   We were presented with six cheeses which were ...

Exclusive SABA Butler Training venue in Hout Bay, South Africa

By Butler Academy

The South African Butler Academy (SABA) Celebrates service excellence with the 5 star Hout Bay Manor in the picturesque Fishing Town on the Cape Peninsula.   WITH COURSES FULL TO CAPACITY AND THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS GROWING WITH EVERY COURSE, SABA IS PROUD OF ITS ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE PAST 4 YEARS, ESTABLISHING AN EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIP ...

Butler Academy featured in the “Food & Home” Magazine

By Butler Academy

Butler Academy | Butler Training in the Food and Home Magazine, The Butler did it!   The South African Butler Academy recently featured in the Food & Home Magazine as the Butler Academy of South Africa with cutting edge training methods.   "If you don’t have a butler these days, you signed up ...

Butler Training 14th of January 2013

By Butler Academy

BUTLER SERVICE SA - PASSION AND COMMITMENT!   Dear Butlers and new students who enrolled into the 14th of January 2013 Butler Course. We  welcome you to the South African Butler Academy's web site, home of over 363 Butlers and 8480 viewers a week who work, live and breathe Butler Service South ...

Formal Dinner Party at the Hollywood Mansion

By Butler Academy

Samantha Gunther    "Had one of thee best nights ever being treated like royalty! What an AMAZING experience! Thank you to The South African Butler Academy and their butler team for making it a night to remember. 🙂 " Truly the ultimate in fine dining.

International Hotel Butler Training

By Adriaan Coetzer

The South African Butler Academy is part of operational roles within resorts and understand the procedure of Butler Departments. Recently the Butler Academy trained the world class Regent Resort Hotel in Bali which is one of the many hotels and resorts we have trained.  In 2012 we are pleased to establish an unique Butler Department ...

Helpful Applications for Apple devices – Xander Labuschagne

By SABA Student

For those of you that have an iPad or iPhone. There are some great applications to assist you in being just that one step ahead. The “24” apps are great, and being used at most airports in South Africa as well. News 24, Sport24, Weather24 are just some of ...

Butler Academy the ultimate “Braai” – Barbecue

By Butler Academy

Today at the Butler Academy we discussed several topics and one topic came up on;  how to build the perfect "Braai"   To many foreigners a "Braai" is similar to a Barbecue, In South Africa with our unique climate we enjoy a warm yet cool climate therefore we find ourselves outdoors often during summer. a "Braai" ...

The “Ballet of Service” – Butler Service Style

By Butler Academy

Table Service - Ballet of Service   Do you know what is the "Ballet of Service" is it a ballet, is it part of table service and how to offer the "ballet of service" ?   A ballet of service is originally a formal style of serving, during which two or more servers perform ...

Thanksgiving Etiquette – by Aldo Baker

By Butler Academy

Thanksgiving Etiquette Table Setting Guide   Time to set the table! Are you preparing for Thanksgiving at your home this year? Make sure you know how to properly set the table and essential table etiquette to ensure a smooth Thanksgiving meal. Choose from a basic setting, or step it up a notch ...