Rick Fink is the quintessential English butler.
His pedigree and experience put him in a unique position to pass on the very highest skills and standards to students interested in pursuing a successful career at the pinnacle of the service offering.

For fourteen years the Butler-Valet School has provided prestigious and comprehensive training to private houses, royal palaces and state residences.

The School offers a unique opportunity for students to gain first-class knowledge and skills of 21st century butling techniques, personally taught by Rick Fink and his team of experienced butlers at Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire, one of Southern England’s finest country houses. Built in 1722 and set within acres of glorious countryside. This house has been also been used in the filming of Downton Abbey.

The courses vary from 2 – 4 weeks, depending on requirements and will teach students the art of handling all that is required of them in the service of their employers, smoothly and effortlessly with some emphasis on old-fashioned manners – the hallmark of a traditional English Butler.

Upon completion of the course students will receive the prestigious Butler-Valet school diploma.

“I’ve served Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, the late Princess Diana and other members of the British and foreign royal families. They expected nothing less than perfection, and that’s what I can teach.”

Rick Fink


The butlervalet-school is a registered limited company no.4439642 and registered for Value Added Tax No. 941 4701 38