Training location: Huis't Veldt, Zutphen, The Netherlands. Each course includes a number of field trips.
Instructors: 6 professionals from around the world, including the school's director, each teach specific segments of the course. There are also a number of guest speakers.
Length of course: 8 weeks
Number of courses offered per year: 2-3
Cost: US $16,000 (EU 12,500), which includes room, board and tailored butler uniforms. The school also reimburses airfares for some students.
Training location: 507 King Street East, Toronto
Instructors: A roster of experts with a minimum of 10 years experience in their repective fields.
Length of Course: 8 weeks,
Number of courses per year: 3 ( Winter, Spring and Autumn)
Cost: $7500 CDN or $250 per day.
Fees include tuition, textbook and any field trips. It does not include rooms and board or airfare to and from Toronto.
N.B. The Butler Bureau was pleased to read that the Charles MacPherson Academy used the ‘Ask Questions’ List at the top of this page when formulating their curriculum.
Training location: In the home of its founder, located in Powell, Ohio, USA
Instructors: Ms. Scudere, assisted by more than 25 guest instructors from different professions ranging from wine connoisseurs and chefs to a horticulturists and attorney.
Length of Course: 3 - 8 weeks, depending on the course you’re taking.
Number of courses per year: 4 courses each for Certified Professional Household Manager, Estate Housekeeping and Certified Administrative Household Management and Personal Assistant.
Cost: Between $3,500 and $6,500 per course, depending on which program you take. Books, materials, uniforms and room & board are additional.