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


  • 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
  • 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


Sep, 2022


Sep, 2022

Enrolment will be at 8.30am on Monday 12th September for the intensive two-week course, graduating on Friday 23rd September at 5.30pm.

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