Profession domestic butler

Domestic butlers serve at official meals, monitor meal preparations and table setting and manage the household staff. They may also offer personal assistance in booking travel arrangements and restaurants, valeting and clothing care.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Skills

  • Oversee guest laundry service

    Ensure that guest laundry is collected, cleaned and returned to a high standard and in a timely fashion.

  • Coach employees

    Maintain and improve employees' performance by coaching individuals or groups how to optimise specific methods, skills or abilities, using adapted coaching styles and methods.

  • Maintain personal hygiene standards

    Preserve impeccable personal hygiene standards and have a tidy appearance.

  • Give instructions to staff

    Give instructions to subordinates by employing various communication techniques. Adjust communication style to the target audience in order to convey instructions as intended.

  • Manage maintenance operations

    Oversee maintenance activities, making sure that staff is following procedures and ensuring routine and periodic refurbishment and maintenance activities.

  • Schedule shifts

    Plan staff time and shifts to reflect the demands of the business.

  • Maintain relationship with customers

    Build a lasting and meaningful relationship with customers in order to ensure satisfaction and fidelity by providing accurate and friendly advice and support, by delivering quality products and services and by supplying after-sales information and service.

  • Serve wines

    Provide wine using proper techniques in front of the customers. Open the bottle correctly, decant the wine if needed, serve and keep the wine in the proper temperature and container.

  • Serve food in table service

    Provide food at the table whilst maintaining high level of customer service and food safety standards.

  • Organise wine cellar

    Systematise the wine cellar to ensure an appropriate amount and variation of wine and carry-out efficient and effective stock rotation.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Check dining room cleanliness

    Control dining areas including their floor and wall surfaces, tables and serving stations and ensure appropriate cleanliness.

  • Greet guests

    Welcome guests in a friendly manner in a certain place.

  • Arrange tables

    Organise and dress tables to accommodate special events.

  • Communicate by telephone

    Liaise via telephone by making and answering calls in a timely, professional and polite manner.

  • Serve beverages

    Provide a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as soft drinks, mineral waters, wine and bottled beer over a counter or using a tray.

Optional knowledge and skills

wash vehicles perform dusting activities use cooking techniques dietary regimes monitor work for special events make reservations administer appointments use food preparation techniques supervise food quality use gardening equipment handle guest luggage clean rooms supervise children assist clients with special needs buy groceries arrange special events provide dog walking services feed pets handle delivered packages