Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands … but English women only hope to find in their butlers. (Somerset Maugham)
A Butler works in the goal of freeing his employer to carry out his own personal and professional affairs.
Butlers do not do housework but they do take charge of the cleaning of silver, glassware and fine china and they will often tidy up and do some light dusting where needed. They will care for your wardrobe, serve food and drinks and will organize and run dinner parties, lunches and other functions in your home.
“A good butler anticipates what a person needs before they know they need it.” William Smith, butler to Hugh Hefner.
Did you know?
- The name ‘Butler’ comes from the old French word ‘Bouteillier’ – the cup-bearer or the one in charge of the bottles.
- The International Guild of Professional Butlers estimates that there are around 50,000 professional Butlers in the world today.
- P Diddy (formerly known as Puff Daddy) has an English butler called Fonsworth
- Playboy owner Hugh Hefner has a Geordie butler called William Smith