Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly is 48 years old and qualified as a butler in 2014 having graduated from The International Butler Academy in the Netherlands. He comes from a catering background and is a graduate of London South Bank University where he obtained a BA Hotel management.At The International Butler Academy, Mr. Kelly stood out because of his personality and character, his management qualities and his overall professionalism. Mr. Kelly was appreciated by all, instructors and fellow students alike, for his understanding and support to all around him. He valued hard work and working as part of a team.Having worked for many years in the hospitality industry, Mr. Kelly has decided that his career in the future will be in the world of private service and he wishes to work in a private household or in corporate butling situation. He has worked in many facets of the hospitality industry and has experience leading teams.Mr. Kelly also has experience in the wine industry where he has experience of primary production and in sales both to the off and on-sales sectors. Furthermore, Mr. Kelly has had experience in fine wines and in export having been involved in setting up an export service to China.Currently working in the wine industry, Mr. Kelly is nevertheless altering his career path to follow a long-held ambition to be of service. He feels that his career until now, although in the service industry, has not had enough of the personal element of service. Great service for him is an adherence to the tenets of energy, passion and commitment that are the hallmarks of truly great service naturally allied to excellent technical skills.The need for discretion is very important for Mr. Kelly and he has always been honest in his career. He knows what it means to be utterly loyal. During his career, he has maintained the highest standards of integrity and professionalism when dealing with private and professional clients.

Wine Perceptions 2.0

Two of the most common reactions that I have had over the years to my having worked, and having a continuing love of wine,  are to have people recoil slightly as if I am going to burst into flame and an almost total indifference flavoured with a conceit that says …

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Wine Perceptions

People who now consider themselves to be well-versed in wine and who are somewhat deprecating of the novice’s wine choice would do well to remember the past. Through the gloom of yesteryear will be spied a bottle of Mateus Rosé, Liebfraumilch, Jacob’s Creek or Piat d’Or lurking on a mental …

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If Santa Had A Butler

The principal has just been served his breakfast and attention now turns to the first main task of the day. Grabbing a large bag of feed in the stable many buckets are filled and likewise with the water buckets which are then distributed to the animals. Moving to the animals’ …

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The Butler was a Wino!

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far….sorry about that! Anyway a long time ago the butler rather than being at the top of the domestic pile was to be found in the nether regions of many a great house; down in the cellar to be precise. The butler began …

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The Principal Imperative

A recent film “Minions” has caused me to reflect on a difficult aspect of a butler’s life, namely that of securing employment. The yellow creatures are driven by the need to serve a master and will not allow anything to deter them in their quest. And so it is with …

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Where the Butler Does It

The days of a butler being duty bound to one household, perhaps with some exceptions, are long gone. Modern times call for modern butlers and he or she is to be found in many places. First and foremost the butler performs the classic role of man-servant, possessed of an ice-cool …

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