Butler Training

The Reference Letters

The Reference Letters below serve as an invaluable resource for potential students, providing a firsthand glimpse into what they can expect when they embark on their journey in the program. Authentic reference letters offer unique insights into the challenges, experiences, and rewards that await aspiring butlers. They provide a candid account of the training program, shedding light on its intensity, discipline, and comprehensive curriculum.

Prospective students can better understand the skills they will acquire, the professional standards they will be expected to meet, and the personal growth they can anticipate. Moreover, these reference letters act as testimonials, establishing credibility and validating the quality of the butler school and its training program. Prospective students can make informed decisions about their education and career paths. They can assess whether they possess the dedication, resilience, and determination required to succeed in the demanding but rewarding world of professional butling.

March 2024
Fabiana 100
March, 2024
misa araki
November, 2023
bruwer 100
November 2023
leulier 100 v2
July 2023
alina 100
July 2023
ausma 300
July 2023
treyvonne carter 10 v2
March 2023
veage 200
November 2022
riboni 100 kopieren
November 2022
benjamin umansky 10 v2
November 2022
cristina garcia 10 v2
November 2022
bertrand 500
July 2022
pavle 200
July 2022
vooren 100
November 2021
ni 400
November 2021
steur 100
May 2021
stichert 200
November 2020
mura 300
July 2018
gennusa 200
July 2018
tsai 100
March 2018
fercot 300
July 2017
xiao 200
July 2016
wouters 300
November 2015
huber 300 v3
November 2013
hoey 300
July 2013
wild 300
March 2012
oliphant 300
November 2011
fujita 300
November 2010
malik 300
July 2010
tamburelli 200
March 2010
hallet 300 v2
November 2009
suarez 500
November 2009
ulmer 300
July 2009
torres 300
July 2009
arcieniega 300
July 2009
jackson 300
March 2009
deflandre 300
November 2008
class 300
March 2008
wilson 300
July 2007
eman 300
March 2007
pendergast 300
March 2007
ringleb 300
November 2006
greenfield 300
July 2005
herein 300
November 2004
adrian 300
July 2004
bryan 300
July 2004

A special letter

Please read the letter below from Joanne Barrow, an outstanding student who achieved distinction on her diploma.

August 11, 2014

"Dear faculty, my name is Joanne Barrow, and I am a graduate (March 2002) of the International Butler Academy. After many years since my time in The Netherlands, working primarily as a Nanny and Household Manager in the US, I found myself today reviewing my school materials from 12 years ago to find a specific protocol procedure I remembered studying at TIBA. So many times over the years, I have leaned on the experiences I gained at TIBA. The education and diploma I received set me apart from others in my field and gave me an edge that has opened doors beyond my wildest expectations.

The formal training I received as a butler, and other short courses in private service excellence have driven me to take my 23 years of hands-on experience to a new level. I left TIBA with great memories but, more importantly, with a deep and thorough understanding of service excellence, transferable within any area of the private service industry. In 2013, I was named The International Nanny Association's "Nanny of the Year."

Joanne Barrow - Graduate of The International Butler Academy

Editor's Note;

Our graduates know The International Butler Academy to be the finest Butler and hospitality school in the world. Our graduates are proud to be part of the TIBA family. They prove that The International Butler Academy lives up to its reputation and the expectations of students and employers worldwide. Who else would be better to advise you than our graduates! We have hundreds of letters.

The References

Excerpts from other letters

Andrea Riboni from France. "If you are wondering, as I did once, whether to attend The International Butler Academy, I can put your mind at ease. It turned out to be the best decision in my life. I learned alongside ladies and gentlemen from 20 to 60 years old from many countries with a surprisingly wide range of professional and personal backgrounds. The training is intense and tough but also incredibly rewarding. From my heart, TIBA will bring you priceless life rewards."

Richmond Schmidt Sagala from the USA. "Attending the International Butler Academy was one of the wisest career decisions I have ever made. It provided me with training and experience equal to no other. Attending the Academy was not without financial and personal sacrifices, but the chance I took to enroll in the training program has more than paid off in wonderful opportunities."

Mark Dijkens from The Netherlands. "After graduating from The International Butler Academy, the school placed me in a top butler position with a marvelous family in England. I live on the estate with my wife and our two children. I could never have dreamt of ending up where I am today. Normally dreams do not come true. This one did. Thank you, TIBA."

Richard Sagala from Canada. "I wish every potential student who wishes to train in this fascinating field of butling to have the common sense to do his or her research. Ask questions, find out who the trainers are, who is in charge, and the background of the people behind the curtain. Find out, like me, that TIBA is simply a world-class act."

Damijan Ostojic from Slovenia. "Thank you for putting together such a team of professional trainers and, most of all, good people. The time spent at The International Butler Academy changed my life. I learned a new way of thinking and obtained a new attitude. I gained a new sense of professionalism. Thank you for everything."

Bruno Constant from France. "From the student accommodations to the grand mansion we worked in, and from stationery equipment to our butler uniform, The International Butler Academy exceeded my highest expectations. I am very honored to have been your student. You taught us humility, kindness, and, most importantly, passion and priceless knowledge."

Marc van Eekelen from The Netherlands. "The International Butler Academy not only offered me a superb training program, but the school also assisted me in planning my career. They placed me in the ultimate job with a wonderful family. I am proud to be part of the TIBA family. Thank you."

Sonja Landerer from Switzerland. "It was a dream for many years that I fulfilled with the training at TIBA. The training is intensive, but you learn everything you need to run a perfect household and what it means to be a professional Butler. TIBA  has helped me live and dream, and that's the way I want to go. I benefit daily from the tools we learned during the training and received on the way."

John Macbeth from the USA. "Courses and instructors are engrossing and candid. The curriculum is highly absorbing, and its instructors showcase professionalism with frank examinations of private service on every level, from the offbeat to the mainstream. They are committed to bringing out the best. The International Butler Academy placed me with one of its clients in the USA."

Eddy Craenen from Belgium. "I would like to express my gratitude towards you for guiding me into the fine world of Butling. Your training proved rewarding in so many aspects and will certainly continue to influence my life in the future. It was a privilege to receive training and guidance from such great professionals."

Heidi Smale from The Netherlands. "Coming from a hotel management school, switching to The International Butler Academy was more natural than I thought. Excellence is not easily achieved, but with the fine TIBA trainers, the learning experience was most enjoyable. Thanks to you, I now run my own Personal Assistant business."

Wen Shan from China. "Thank you for taking such good care of me. I enjoyed every single minute at The International Butler Academy. The whole experience was fabulous. I know TIBA to be the finest school of its kind in the world. Your training is second to none. I am back in China and will speak with much pride about my time spent with you."

Patsy Paul from the USA. "The training program I took at The International Butler Academy was quite an experience. At times I was so tired, emotionally exhausted, that I wanted to give up, but I am proud I didn't. I now hold the official diploma. I enjoyed TIBA, the Dutch people, and the country tremendously. I went back to the US with many fond memories."

Fernando Arango from the USA. "The International Butler Academy was an incredible experience, one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. My time spent at TIBA was very rewarding, and I am filled with gratitude. I hope the time will come when I can give something back to TIBA. Thank you very much."

Mereta Bailey from Jamaica. "At The International Butler Academy, I did not realize I was going through such a life-enhancing experience. Looking back now, I see how much I gained, and I am truly grateful. Please do not change anything about the training program. Thank you for everything."

Els Verburg from The Netherlands. "The training program at The International Butler Academy is indeed difficult, even exhausting, but it is also very rewarding. I not only learned professional house management but also ended up with some great new friends. The whole educational experience was memorable. I will never forget my time at TIBA."

Rachel Clough from the USA. "Coming from the US, it was a privilege to occupy a historical estate. Student housing was fantastic. The trainers were fantastic. The food was fantastic. Everything was fantastic. The training curriculum is incredible. The homework was, at times, overwhelming.  The time flew by too fast."

Daniela Soricetti from Switzerland. "At The International Butler Academy, I had hard times, and I had good times, but there was never any doubt about my choice to be there. The experiences will always remain in my memories and heart and will give me comfort and support in my future life. My greatest respect and deepest gratitude to all the people at TIBA."

Jeroen van de Geer from The Netherlands. "Thanks to The International Butler Academy, I am now a butler at the Burl Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. I wish to thank the instructors and management for their support. TIBA created this grand opportunity, and I am proud to be one of its youngest ambassadors."

Bruno Duvall from France. "Thank you again for allowing me to live this great experience. I will never forget it. I now feel like living in a parallel world with other people. There is not one day without thinking about what happened at The International Butler Academy."

Goran Turk from Croatia. "Because of my performance and the strong words and statements given not only by TIBA Management and the Senior instructors but also by my respected classmates, I became a better person. I hope you may experience the same as I did. Never forget this; Life is short, but TIBA is forever."

Anita Franks from the USA. "In Estate Management, one must look beyond just getting the job done. One must accomplish various functions with a sense of style rising to the level of art. Being employed in private service and with many years of experience, the training at The International Butler Academy gave me the edge I needed to excel in my profession."

George Sindram from The Netherlands. "What strikes me most about the training at The International Butler Academy is the emphasis on character building. I would never have guessed that a butler school would pay so much attention to such a topic. For my fellow students and me, the experience made us all "better people. We learned more than we bargained for."

Benjamin Klose from Germany. "Thank you for an unforgettable time and experience at The International Butler Academy. I enjoyed every moment and consider the experience a great gift for my professional future. It is a great honor to be an Ambassador of The International Butler Academy."