Private Concierge/ Butler is a domestic worker in great househouses, the household is sometimes divided into departments with the Private Concierge/ Butler in charge of thedinning room or wine cellar, and patry. Today´s Private Concierge/ Butler often act as personal assistans also where they travel with the employers around the world, take care about the agenda, do bookeeping,planing the official dinners, preparing the travel plans and much more.
Understands concepts like being anticipatory, friendly not familiar, privacy and confidentiality, invisible and available. Answers residence phone, receives guests at the door and supervises the reception of visitors. Assists with staff training and organizes the duties and schedule of domestic staff. May assist or be charged with keeping the household budgets and inventory supplies. May schedule and oversee vendors of contracted services. May assist with household and family security measures. Oversees family packing and travel preparations. Understands social etiquette and formal service. Assists with planning and organizing parties and events in the home. Oversees and participates in proper table settings and entertainment prep. Serves meals and drinks and performs wait services related thereto. Knowledgeable about wines and spirits and oversees the wine cellar and liqueur inventory. May also serve as personal valet to the household and/or gentleman of the house. Coordinates with other staff as needed as well as with other parts of the employer’s organization.
- Care of clothing.
- Care of fine china, silver, crystal.
- Care and inventory of artwork and antiques.
- Maintenance of automobiles.
- Security of their employer and residence.
- Co-ordination and scheduling of service contractors.