Magnums Academy

Indisputably the world's leader in luxury hospitality, hotel, private household and superyacht training since 1987.

Magnums Academy is a well-established expert in

outstanding luxury service training. 

Our superior 7 Star Service ™ training program sets a precedent in elite hospitality education worldwide. 

All Magnums Academy courses are led by noted professionals to ensure the absolute best in industry training standards. 

Learn Luxury Service from United Kingdom’s first female butler who was privileged to serve HM Queen Elizabeth and other Royalty and Heads of State on several occasions.

 Josephine Ive has become a pillar of the industry, an epitome of excellence and an icon of grace.

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Culinary Arts

Our well-equipped 'Magnums web' kitchen offers you some recipes taken from the extensive and informative Magnums Butlers' Bible.


The following recipes include some of the basic culinary arts taught to butlers who undertake the Magnums Butler Training Course plus some more complex recipes to test your culinary skills.

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The History of Butlers

The word butler comes from the French term for bottler 'bouteiller' but believe it or not the term butler is apparently mentioned in the Bible....according to an old dictionary entry. However, a brief 'glance' through Genesis has as yet not shown the reference to Pharaohs cup being handed by his butler! But probably the more famous references have to go to Jeeves, Hudson and Stevens! All these butlers have, in the true sense of the words, become household names. Their dedication to the cause of effective but unobtrusive service is commendable.

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Hints and Tips


Here are some hints and tips that will assist you in your daily tasks

as a butler, butler valet, concierge or yacht steward/ess.

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