How to prepare butlers in Europe
• How to prepare butlers in Europe
Since the end of 1980 makes it possible to increase the number of millionaires and billionaires in the world has grown demand for butlers. Despite the preconceived notions about what a butler - work demeaning, this ancient profession in the service sector has its own traditions, rules and rich history.
In the past, butlers traditionally occupied this position as a result of career advancement. But in today's world there are many special schools, where anyone can become a professional butler and caretakers.
Photographer from the French Capuchin Bailey (Capucine Bailly) visited the Dutch International Academy of butlers to tell how the training of people who want to learn this unusual, but such a popular profession in the modern world. After graduating from this institution can be found to work in the house of some celebrity, royal person, or become an employee of a luxury hotel.
Valkenburg, the Netherlands, the International Academy of butlers. Before an important reception, where there will be many dignitaries, students measure the distance between the dishes. Each student has a role in preparing for the reception and table setting. Strict Commission will evaluate the ability of pupils as a result of this unusual "reference work".
In the master class, the rector of the Academy.
The students are ready for the morning briefing.
According to the Academy, which serves butlers, present the rich is not enough to buy or rent the old house. They need that in this house all the traditions observed - including the butler.
After graduation, many find challenging work butlers in the richest houses in the world.
A student pours water to their fellow students and teachers during the reception.
The daily duties of butler can range from household management and execution of individual orders to conduct the family budget. In the photo: A student prepares a cigarette for the rector and his wife.
In the 21st century the range of butlers responsibilities expanded to include the work previously performed by junior staff. So the students Academy students are also taught how to effectively carry out the daily housework.
If Butler traditionally been exclusively male, then the current labor market demand and women.
important rehearsal dinner.
Butlers today can also run on corporations, embassies, cruise ships, yachts, or run their own small business "Rent-a-Butler", to provide temporary employees.
These students are responsible for the cleanliness of the plates.
Iron tablecloths on the tables.
It is important to even the distance between the plates ...
... and between the cutlery.
Last checked everything was in its place.
Each student - has its own task, he has to perform at 100%.
The table is ready. Butlers too.
The students three minutes to put on a uniform.
The starting salary of the best graduates of such schools can start at $ 50, 000-60, 000 per year.
In the 21st century, the image of a butler with a tray to serve at table and poured wine outdated. Today the employer needs butlers able to cope with a variety of household chores from the traditional prisluzhivaniya for dinner to his valet duties and personal secretary.
Academy students are taught the tricks of etiquette, serving, business correspondence, culinary skills, florist and more.
Modern butler must understand wines, silverware and fashion trends.
In most schools around the world are preparing Butler, focusing on the British experience, which is still considered the best.
Private schools prepare Butler celebrity homes: politicians, businessmen, show-business stars. They travel with them around the world to float on boats and are always ready to help.
This is how you prepare butlers in the Dutch Academy.
And this - the rector of the Academy!