our unique services

Our unique Features

1st Butler Recruitment Agency in Africa

Founded in 2009, we were and still are the only placement agency solely focused on Butler Placements in Africa.

Screened Candidates

We are certified biometric operators and have on-site fingerprint facilities linked to the SAPS database to conduct criminal clearance, ID verification, education and employment history, and references. Results within 48 hours!

Only Recruit Qualified Candidates from SABA International Butler Academy

Highest Level of Candidates from SABA.

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Butler Service in South Africa

Like many fashion trends and ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ lifestyles, one will always find fly-by-nights, inexperienced dreamers and chancers. More than once have they proved to be in it for the “quick buck” or just envious of those who have made a success. Being a Butler is not easy.…

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My Butler’s Brief – An Employers Guide

Guild Recruitment in association with The South African Butler Academy Your Requirements? Position                  :               Butler / Household Manager / Lifestyle Manager / Chef Butler / Hotel Butler / Estate Manager       Type                       :               Private Household / Estate / Lodge / Hotel / Villa / Guesthouse / Yacht / Cruise Ship…

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The Butler’s Service qualities

1. Trustworthiness 2. Loyalty (respect privacy & confidentiality) 3. Causing Good Effects Quietly (Unobtrusive yet indispensable – like air, you need it but can’t see it) 4. Caring and passion – Can Do (Yes Sir, what is the Question?) 5. Social Graces, Tactful & Mannerly, Gracious, Considerate of Others 6.…

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About US

The South African Butler Academy partners with The Guild Recruitment who specializes only in Butler recruitment locally and internationally. Mr. Adriaan Coetzer owner and Head Recruiter for Guild Recruitment has several achievements in placing butlers with Royal Families, VIP clientele, Executive Business Clients, Ministers, Presidents, Hotels, Resorts, Jets, Private Yachts, Cruise Liners and Rail Butlers. His task is the greatest as he deals with our elite clientele every day!

We will soon launch another leg to our services which will include Staffing for permanent placements of Domestic Couples, Housekeepers, Housemen, Domestic’s, Nannies, Au-Pair’s, Care-givers, Companions, Caregivers and more.

About our Butlers:

Our Butlers have successfully completed The South African Butler Academy Course. The syllabus is modern, while still upholding many of the timeless and traditional values & ethos. In order to maintain modern standards the latest technology and software training is provided and updated continuously. Each Subject is presented in a Theoretical as well as a Practical manner.

The syllabus and training style is unique and therefore the satisfaction received from the subject’s covered below will be most rewarding to you as our Client.

  • The Art of Butler Service
  • Roles / Values / Body Language and Butlers Demeanour
  • The multifaceted role of the butler, both traditional and modern Valet Butler
  • Personal Assistant duties
  • Interviewing skills
  • Household Management and Security
  • Valet skills including packing of suitcases, concierge and the world of travel
  • The Dining Room and the laying of tables, The Art of Table Service, The Ballet of Service, Setting the Stage, Event Planning, Tray Service, Dining Diplomats & Important guests.
  • Purchasing, storage and inventories of Wines
  • Food and Beverage Service, preparing Meals and beverages
  • Flowers and Table arrangements
  • Cigars, their handling and storage, presentation of Cognacs and Expensive Wines
  • Cleaning of silver, glass and fine artefacts
  • Liaison with other household and Estate Staff
  • Employer to employee relationships
  • Fire and Safety guidelines, Household accounts and budgets
  • Household systems and Accounting within the Household or State room
  • Basic South African Employment law, setting up a Butler’s Pantry and the Butlers Office

We are proud to present Qualified, Trained Butlers between the ages of 18 – 60, both male & female, from diverse cultures, nationalities and religions.

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