Butler Service

Guild Recruitment International | Rates for 2021 / 2022

Temporary Butlers for functions, events, weddings or special occasions:

  • From R150 per hour per Butler / Waiter
  • From R200 per hour per Supervisor / Head Butler (compulsory for all events)
  • Minimum 4 hours
  • 20% Placement fee
  • Extra hours quoted according to the enquiry or event
  • Including transport (30 km radius from Plattekloof, Cape Town)
  • Additional transport rates charged at R5.00 per kilometer
  • Cocktail / informal events (1 Butler / waiter per max 15 guests)
  • Sit down / formal events (1 Butler / waiter per max 10 guests)
  • **Cancellation policy applies

Temporary Butlers for private homes, hotels or guests:

  • From R2 000 per day depending on requirements, season, duration & responsibilities
  • 12 Hours per day (guest may determine the starting time)
  • Extra hours quoted according to the enquiry
  • 20% Placement fee
  • No split shifts
  • No half days
  • Temporary (1-3 months)
  • **Cancellation policy applies

Please note the following on month to month contracts:

  • Candidates require one day off per week – any day
  • Candidates require one weekend off per month – Friday / Saturday or Saturday / Sunday
  • 12 Hours per day – no overtime but off time rewarded for hours after the 12-hour period
  • After 3 months, the candidate is employed on a permanent basis and our fees will apply

Permanent Butlers for Private Households, Hotels, Resorts:

  • Minimum R15 000 per month including accommodation and 1 meal per day for an entry level Qualified Butler
  • Minimum $3 500 per month for employment outside South Africa
  • 15% Placement fee of gross annual income (CTC)

Standard duties: (But not limited to)

  • Oversees the household staff usually of one residence.
  • Knowledge of high social etiquette and formal service.
  • Knowledge of proper maintenance for fine dining equipment.
  • Receives guests at the door and supervises the reception of visitors.  
  • May double as a House Manager.  
  • Assists with staff training and organizes the duties and schedule of domestic staff.   
  • May assist or be charged with keeping the household budgets and inventory supplies.   
  • May schedule and oversee household maintenance and other constructive duties.   
  • Assists with household and family security measures.  
  • Oversees family packing and travel preparations.
  • Assists with planning and organizing parties and events in the home.  
  • Answers resident telephone calls.   
  • Oversees and participates in proper table settings and entertainment prep.  
  • Serves meals and drinks and performs wait services related thereto. Assist Chef or prepare light meals and breakfast  
  • Knowledgeable about wines and spirits and oversees the wine cellar and liqueur inventory.  
  • May also serve as personal valet to the household and/or gentleman of the house.  
  • Performs light housekeeping duties.   
  • Liaison with other staff as needed, i.e., aircraft personnel, chauffeurs, yacht personnel, and employees from other households within the family, and corporate office staff.  
  • Works closely with the Estate Manager or Major Domo or House Manager and Personal Assistants.

*We only make use of candidates and Butlers who successfully completed or busy with the 8 Week Butlers Course at the South African Butler Academy

**Cancellation policy: If cancelled 7 days or less before starting date, no refunds will be paid