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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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Security Awareness for Household Personnel

How many times throughout history has an entire army successfully protected their ruler from repeated assassinations, attacks from foreign armies and attempted coups, only to allow their leader to be killed by a close and trusted aide? When a decision is made to provide security for a principal, (regardless of …

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Southwest France Wines – The Eclectic Bunch

France, it is well-known, is a wine-producing country and within there are well-defined production areas. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace, The Rhône, the Loire, Languedoc could all be found on a map by most wine-lovers but asking them to find the Southwest and its extent, would produce some mixed results. The …

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Butler & Household Manager Training Path Choices

Training at the front end of any career, and ongoing until the day we retire, at least, is a given for butlers and household or estate(s) managers today. In the old days, the only training route was on-the-job training and apprenticeship that was hands-on heavy, light on theory, and limited …

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Top 5 ‘Private Staff’ in Game of Thrones

With season seven of Game of Thrones due to air on our screens less than a week away, I thought it would be fun to discuss something other than season seven predictions or the heroes, heroines such as Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and Queen Cersei Lannister – instead I wanted …

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The Butler – knowhow specialist and bartender

The word « Butler » comes from the old Anglo-Normann «Buteler» or sometimes written «Butelier» which again comes from the old French word: «Bottelier»  – The person responsible for the serving of bottles, wine cellar upkeep, logistics and  beverage in a household. Today the title is probably a bit more differentiated, still, …

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Writing a Private Staffing Job Description

Many of the professions which inhabit the world of private staffing are extremely idiosyncratic in terms of the way specific duties are managed…there is always a professional, methodical way in which only a fully-trained individual would have knowledge of which enables to person to carry out duties effectively and to …

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The Tech Approach To Wine Cellar Management

For ultra-high net worth individuals, having a cellar may be somewhat of a normal, everyday feature in the depths of their state of the art homes. For many of us, having a wine cellar would be something we could only dream of….until the task comes of having to manage the …

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