Belgium’s first school for butlers will open for business in Brussels next month. The School for Butlers & Hospitality will offer a four-week course for students to learn the profession.
“Until now, this type of course was only offered in the UK, the Netherlands or the US,” says the school’s founder and MD, Vincent Vermeulen.
“Belgium has so much to offer on an international level. We have our top-notch gastronomy, and we also host several big organisations like NATO and the European Parliament. This brings a lot of opportunities for our students.
“We can offer a traditional butlering course, but also courses for embassy staff. We have been officially recognised by the London’s British Butler Institute.”
Field trips to luxury brands – such as a renowned champagne house in France – are included in the course.
The school also offers the possibility to hire a butler for one day, as well as an exclusive concierge service.