COURSES

2-Week Butler Course

The course will incorporate numerous skills including: food and beverage service, wines, floristry, valeting services, grooming, maintenance and care of equipment, household accountancy and PA duties.  

Food & Beverage Service

Food & Beverage Service

  • Service styles including Butler, Silver and Plated
  • Correct side to serve and clear
  • How to deal with cover changes in different situations
  • Wine service – detailed training on how to choose the wine, select the correct glass, and opening and serving the wine, including clearing
  • Tray service – covering the basics of different meal choices and how to prepare accordingly
  • The appropriate way of dealing with various types of spillages/accidents
  • Practical experience of serving guests in a natural dining environment.  During our two-week course we will hold an Exclusive Royal Dinner for up to 100 guests where you will experience hands-on Butler service as would be expected at Royal Palaces around the globe.
Maintenance & Care of Equipment

Maintenance & Care of Equipment

  • Silver – how to clean, store, present and identify the various types of silver
  • Glass – how to clean, polish and present various glassware
  • China – tips and techniques on how to deal with fine china from storage to using at the table
  • Floristry – learn how to pick, arrange and store flowers correctly from garden to table
Grooming & Valeting Services

Grooming & Valeting Services

  • The correct way to dress for various occasions including the different tie knots
  • Hair, nails, personal hygiene and grooming
  • Shoe Care (Spit and Polishing Masterclass)
  • Pressing (How to press shirts, suits, waistcoats and jackets)
  • Packing and unpacking of suitcase
Accountancy/PA

Accountancy/PA

  • Basic IT skills required within a private household
  • Receipts – how to manage household accounts for your family/establishment
  • Basic excel training on how to create and manage spreadsheets
  • How to prepare and operate a staff rota
  • How to manage staff holidays and other HR situations
  • CV building by Exclusive Household Staff following on from our Butler School

What’s Included:

  • 80-hour intensive two-week training course
  • 11 nights’ full board accommodation: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included.  The 2-course evening meal will include a glass of wine, beer or soft drink, plus tea/coffee throughout the day
  • Full 3-piece black Herringbone British Butler’s uniform
  • Our Exclusive Butler School orange tie and pocket square, and a traditional silver tie
  • 2 double-cuff white shirts
  • Cufflinks
  • Black EBS-branded Apron
  • White Butler gloves
  • Black Oxford-style shoes
  • Shoe trees
  • Shoe cleaning kit, brushes, polish etc
  • Waiter’s friend
  • Lighter
  • Stationery
  • Trip to Chapel Down Vineyard in Tenterden, or Berry Bros & Rudd in London
  • Private Jet Training with TAG Aviation at Farnborough Private Airport
  • Private Yacht Training with Viking Maritime Skills Academy in Dover
  • Day trip to The British Ambassador’s Residence in Paris (subject to the Embassy’s schedule)
  • Transfers between venues for the duration of the course schedule
  • Framed Graduation Certificate – graded at either Pass, Merit or Distinction
  • Additional hard copy of the Graduation Certificate for your files
  • You will automatically be registered as a candidate with Exclusive Household Staff and receive ongoing support from the Exclusive Household Staff Consultants following successful completion of the course. 
Exclusive Butler School

5

Nov, 2018

16

Nov, 2018

Enrolment will be at 8.30am on Monday 5th November for the intensive two-week course, graduating on Friday 16th November at 5.30pm.

£5,800.00 + VAT per 2-week course (£6,960.00 inc VAT)

Exclusive Butler School

21

Jan, 2019

1

Feb, 2019

Enrolment will be at 8.30am on Monday 21st January for the intensive two-week course, graduating on Friday 1st February at 5.30pm.

£5,800.00 + VAT per 2-week course (£6,960.00 inc VAT)

Exclusive Butler School

13

May, 2019

24

May, 2019

Enrolment will be at 8.30am on Monday 13th May for the intensive two-week course, graduating on Friday 24th May at 5.30pm.

£5,800.00 + VAT per 2-week course (£6,960.00 inc VAT)