Shatec Institutes has officially launched ‘The
Art of Being a Butler’, a butler training programme. The
three-month intensive programme, offered exclusively to a select
group of students, will see the classroom being brought to The St.
Regis Singapore. There, students will participate in active
learning within an off-campus environment that offers valuable
experience and insight into a day in the life of a professional
To maintain the highly experiential and
interactive quality of the programme, the first cohort will
consist of just nine hotel management students who will be exposed
to a myriad of specialist skill sets – from orchestrating a
private meal, proper treatment of clothing and jewellery,
organising events, understanding spa arrangements, and providing
efficient administrative support to modern travellers.
“By training students who have showed a keen
interest in this subject area, as well as displayed the
fundamental characteristics required of a good butler, we are
confident that this programme will be the first step in a
fulfilling and successful career in the hospitality industry and
it will go a long way to elevate service standards to greater
heights,” said Vice Principal & Chef Butler Anthea Tan from the
Institute of Lodging at Shatec Institutes.
Butler service today has reinvented itself from
being a stiff upper-lip traditional indulgence to being widely
appreciated by increasingly discerning high net worth individuals.
By partnering with The St. Regis Singapore,
Shatec Institutes believes that its students will learn this
traditional art of service from one of the best in the industry.
“The St. Regis Singapore is an establishment that represents an
iconic symbol of a refined lifestyle and is famous for its
excellent butler service. This provides a wonderful learning
environment for our students to garner valuable experience in
guest interaction and personalised service that is in keeping with
The St. Regis philosophy of creating a welcoming environment and
making guests feel like they have arrived home,” added Ms Tan.
The 100-hour butler programme was developed by Shatec
Institutes in conjunction with the rising appreciation of
exclusive personalised service among the growing number of
affluent individuals, luxury residences, VIP suites, elite hotels
and spas in both Singapore and abroad.
Upon successful completion
of ‘The Art of Being a Butler’, students will be awarded a special
certificate, in addition to their diploma qualification, at the
end of their programme.
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