Hiring a Butler
A home is one of the most significant factors of life and memories. With a busy life, one needs help in planning and creating memories. Today, a butler’s job encompasses a range of duties and expertise that one can only acquire from years of experience.
Colonial Domestic Agency is the leading staffing agency nationwide that obtains such individuals. Contact us today for further information, and let us help you find the perfect missing link of your household.
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A butler is in charge of all your personal needs and a key asset to a smooth functioning estate–especially one that entertains frequently. A butler is in charge of wardrobe, all household inventory, coordinating events, greeting and accommodating guest needs with the ability to make custom drinks and in charge of serving guests.
Full-time or part-time Butler
Depending on your estate structure and needs; you may need a full-time or part-time butler to tie-up loose ends. A Colonial Agency consultant can evaluate your estate and with you find the best suitable butler.
Traveling or Temporary Butler
At Colonial Agency we staff temporary butlers for your stay and/or event. We also staff a traveling butler to assist you in your travels. These butlers are usually temporary, ranging from a week to up to 3 months. Contact an agent today to see what type of butler is best for you.
If you are an experienced butler with a minimum of three consecutive years of expertise, Colonial Domestic Agency can assist you with your search for a new position.
What Are the Responsibilities of a Butler?
A Butler typically understands concepts such as being anticipatory, friendly not familiar, privacy and confidentiality, invisible and available. These individuals answer residence phone calls, greet and receive guests at the door, and supervise the reception of visitors.
Butlers assist with staff training and organize the duties and schedule of domestic staff. They may assist or be charged with keeping the household budgets and inventory supplies. In addition, butlers oversee family packing and travel preparations. They understand social etiquette and formal service and assists with planning and organizing parties and events in the home.
Butlers manage and participate in proper table settings and entertainment preparations. They serve meals, drinks and perform wait services related thereto. Butlers are usually knowledgeable about wines and spirits and supervise the wine cellar and liqueur inventory.
Butlers may also serve as personal valet to the household and/or gentleman of the house. They are able to perform light housekeeping duties and direct other staff in needed household responsibilities.
What Are the Duties of a Butler?
Here you find some primary butler duties:
- Formal serving and proper table set-up
- Greeting and accommodating family and guest needs
- Assist with cleaning and maintenance
- In charge of a wine cellar and serving drinks
- Care of fine china, silver, crystal
- Care and inventory of artwork and antiques
- Assist with event coordination
- Assist with packing and unpacking for travel