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Butler Duties: Routine Shoe Maintenance

Shoes should always be treated well and on an individual basis. Good shoe maintenance is essential not only for the appearance but also for the footwear durability and function. For the Butler, a good shoe maintenance program is essential. Not only for your principal or guest, but also for yourself …

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Employer guide on how to hire a butler for your home

How to hire a butler successfully For many years now, families around the world have looked to hire a butler to provide exemplary private service and to contribute towards the smooth running of the household. When you think of the word ‘butler’, you could probably picture an older, impeccable gentleman …

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Butler Etiquette

Etiquette is a Butler’s mantra in all tasks and decisions. Etiquette is not necessarily anything snobbish or for a few chosen only, it is for all and everybody. Upbringing, civility and schooling, all bring basics to our behaviour, approach and indictment. Etiquette is a path on the way, nor difficult …

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A Proper Butler Uniform

Butler uniform in the media and real life In the media you often see a butler dressed very conservatively and formally; usually consisting of a waistcoat, grey or grey striped trousers, a white shirt with a «Windsor» cut, and a black or grey tie. The point is to be formal …

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How to store and prepare Habanos for your principal

Together with watches, jewellery, cars and many other valuable collector’s items, cigars are also to be considered a delicate item, a result of a unique craftsmanship that requires great care. Before talking about storage, I think it is essential to quickly explain the anatomy of a cigar. Cigars are usually …

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Butler Duties: Packing Your Principal’s Suitcase

Maintenance and logistics on clothing and outwear is a classic task in the daily life of being a Butler. All clothes are unique. Cotton, silk, wool and others must be treated differently. It is recommended to note down all specifications before packing; dry-cleaning, washing and company care instructions. Remember that …

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Watch Maintenance For Butlers

The Butler is often THE contact person or liaison when it comes to household maintenance and control. A maintenance manual should be readily available, either inside the main household manual or as its own separate manual. Repairs, faults and a general maintenance log should be a natural part of such …

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Martini: The Cocktail Of All Cocktails

Let there be no doubt, the «Dry Martini» cocktail is the mother of all cocktails, it is the ultimate aperitif: classy, and the cocktail that separates good bartenders and Butlers from the rest – It is the cocktail of all cocktails. Learning the fabulous art of mixing cocktails is an …

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How Private staff help prepare the household for Christmas

Doing Christmas the UK way: how do multicultural household staff coordinate and incorporate traditions to lay on an authentic and professional British experience? Most international clients living in the UK use the Christmas break to travel and thus private staff are busy in the run up to the festive season planning flights, …

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Serving & Silver Service

Serving and silver Service is one of the main tasks of a Butler, in privacy for the principal, whether on a dinner-party or on a Royal gathering. Serving and silver service is the primary task for the professional Butler, and it is crucial to be a perfectionist. Cocktail receptions, Guest-lists, …

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