By Royal Appointment

Bas Van Vooren

Bas (pictured left) is from Belgium.
He graduated November 2021


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Dear prospective student,

When reading this letter, you might be interested in joining a course at The International Butler Academy. Once, I have been in the same position as you are right now and made the decision to enroll for the September-November 2021 course. Now, a few weeks after my graduation, I still do not regret this choice. It has been a life changing experience, both personally and professionally.

Whether you have experience in service or not, if you have the desire to serve running through your veins, and you enjoy making someone else’s live more comfortable by your actions, becoming a butler or private servant is definitely something for you!

The course itself, as already mentioned by previous students, is very intense. Prepare yourself for long days and short nights. On the other hand, you will get offered an interesting curriculum, a first impression of how a household is run and a memorable adventure in return.

Once the ten weeks are over, you will look back with satisfaction carrying a bag full of new experiences, friends and an idea of what it means to be a modern butler. 

If you give the best of yourself, every single day, I can assure you that it will have a successful outcome. I am convinced that you will encounter your limits but try to overcome them and soon, you will notice of what you are capable of, and how much it will change you as a person, in a good way.


Bas Van Vooren- Belgium
Graduate of the International Butler Academy
November 2021

By Royal Appointment