Butler Training

The International Butler Training Institute

Mindset | Coaching | personal development | Learning by Doing.

We have an Excellent, Unique and High Qualified butler Training program.

The Butler Training course | From professional to Butler

In our training Mr. Greveling, has given professionalism a face and an image to inspire to. I truly wish the training could have lasted longer, six-weeks was to short, as I feel that everyone whom attended has benefitted so much from the given opportunity!
Mrs.T. from the USA.

4-weeks all-inclusive

BUTLER TRAINING CURRICULUM

Introduction into the world of butler service and butler training

The International Butler Training Institute teaches a personal service expertise and organizational structure that supports the management of complex homes and lifestyles.

Introduction in a Butlers life:

Mr. Greveling takes you on a journey through time, the history of the butler from the past to the butler of today. Traditions and history of the classic English Butler, Personal and professional standards, Personal traits, Private service in detail, The daily tasks of a butler, how do I start my day, interesting books to read, how do you update your knowledge. Mr.Greveling will teach you all the expertise about silver, shoe shine, valet service but also his knowledge about being a good gentleman gentelman butler.

Etiquette:

Yes, there is still a need for modern manners, new developments follow each other at lightning speed and outside influences increasingly overwhelm us, people actually feel a need for something to hold on to, for norms and values. Manners are then a ‘rest point’, a relief, where we can say: “Fortunately, at least etiquette does not change so quickly”.
Drs. Mrs. Kleinrouweler will teach you everything about table etiquette, common-sense, the gift of good manners and consideration for others, business etiquette, Image consulting, Dress for success and event planning .

Table management:
We will tell you everything about technical skills, Setting tables, Serving meals and wine, Style of service, The difference in Butler service and hospitality service and why. Which china we use on which occasion, the difference in setting the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner. How to make and serve a traditional English breakfast, how to serve breakfast in bed, the difference in family, plate, butler and silver service among others. The difference between afternoon tea and high tea

Wines and champagne, Special celebrations and decorations

Table management:
We will tell you everything about technical skills, Setting tables, Serving meals and wine, Style of service, The difference in Butler service and hospitality service and why. Which china we use on which occasion, the difference in setting the table for breakfast, lunch and dinner. How to make and serve a traditional English breakfast, how to serve breakfast in bed, the difference in family, plate, butler and silver service among others. The difference between afternoon tea and high tea

Wines and champagne, Special celebrations and decorations

Valeting skills:
The Professional Gentleman’s Gentleman. Formal wear, maintaining, inventories and packing-Un packing suitcases, Wardrobe management, care of clothing and shoes, Dress codes, How to create an unforgettable experience.

Flowers and decorations:
We will teach you everything you should know about flowers, how to care for and maintain flowers, how to make flowerarrangments and decorations with flowers from the garden or bought flowers, flowerarrangments for formal diners and special occasions.

House-Staff management:
Defining and setting standards, routines and schedules, Hiring and firing, Employee handbook and house rules, Security, and ICT lessons

This is a small selection of our Curriculum
This 8-week All-Inclusive, intensive “learning by doing” training program is intended for those who want to start a new career in private service! This training program gives you the expertise to work as a private butler, steward, valet, hotel butler, house manager, estate manager, it gives you all the tools to manage a complete household or estate.

The trainers have proved Themselves to be great professionals,
Flexible, with experience and training techniques wich i as a student found very useful and impactful.

Mr. B. Knecht from Belgium

Clothing Requirements

Navy blue suit:
2 Buttons Solid blue Classic trouser
2 side pockets Black socks
You are not allowed to wear a waistcoat
Dark blue solid tie

Light blue shirt:
Classic solid shirt Double cuff
Collar without buttons

Shoes:
Black classic style shoes, we prefer Oxford style
We recommended high quality shoes in calf leather
Our lady students my wear classic heels (max 4 cm)

During the training days we ask you to wear a navy-blue suit, with a light blue shirt and blue tie. As you will learn, it’s not advisable to wear a suit or shirt two days in a row. Therefor we suggest bringing two or more suits with you. And at least 3- 4 shirts. Also bring two pair of shoes with you, shoes have to breathe after wearing.

A world class butler-hospitality and housemanager school