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Public Statement

18th March 2021 SABA International Butler Academy is a private Butler school.  We train individuals as Residential and Hotel Butlers across the world. Since the inception of the Academy on…
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Food & Wine Pairing

Start by thinking about the dish or meal as a whole. What are its dominant characteristics? Is it mild or flavorful?Is it fatty or lean?Is it rich or acidic? With…
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Importance of Trays

It is important to note that the tray is an important tool in any hospitality establishment. All trays must be clean and used correctly. Every time a guest requests something,…
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The Beached Whale | Chris von Ulmenstein

The beaching of a single (no surprise), live animal is usually the result of sickness (mental maybe?) or injury. Bad weather, old age (#fact), navigation errors, and hunting (teeth needed) too close…
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Modern Butler Service

To many the word ‘Butler’ conjures up an image of an individual such as Mr. Carson of the television series Downton Abbey. The title has always been synonymous with wealth…
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This is the new minimum wage for South Africa | 2021

SOURCE: Labour minister Thulas Nxesi has published the new minimum wage for South Africa. In a gazette published on Monday evening (8 February), the minister said that the national minimum…
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7th International Virtual Butler Training Course completed.

Moments which truly makes history. Our 7th Virtual Butler Course Graduation Ceremony!SABA International Butler Academy https://youtu.be/U1uJEOfL0gE
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Cigarettes and Cigars

"The appreciation of fine cigars, like the appreciation of wines, is an exceptional form of art" When Cigarettes or Cigars are offered, an ashtray between two guests is acceptable. Always…
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SABA & Carte Blance

In light of the insert aired by Carte Blanche (which is actually nothing better than the Son Newspaper that went to Private School) on Sunday, 27 December 2020 we wish…
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SA Brandy Foundation workshop at SABA

We had the privilege of having Christelle from the the SA Brandy Foundation hosting a workshop at SABA International Butler Academy. The word brandy (brandywine) is derived from the Dutch…
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