A modern, professional Butler takes on most, if not all house management duties. A Butler carries an exceptional sense of etiquette although the style of service (formal or casual) is dictated by the preferences and lifestyles of the principals. A Butler’s duties include both hands-on direct service to the
principals as well as managerial duties. A Butler uses their knowledge of fine wines to partner with the chef for exquisite wine and food pairings and impeccable dinner service.

A Butler’s house management duties may include supervising and coordinating housekeepers, managing household finances and expense tracking, shopping, and maintaining household inventories.

Valet service is also an important part of a Butler’s role. Maintaining and organizing the wardrobe for the principals, making sure garments are pressed, and precisely coordinated are essential.