Principal and Trainer Josephine Ive is a renowned industry professional in the world of luxury service.
Josephine’s prestigious career includes her prominent position as the UK’s first female butler where her clients included Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and British High Court Judges.
Josephine has been an Australian resident since 1986 and has taken her culinary and service skills across the globe where she is highly sought after as a hospitality guru, food writer, cookery connoisseur, author and as a world professional in luxury butler training.
Josephine is noted for guiding students with her vast wealth of knowledge, her superior attention to detail and a refreshing teaching method that encompasses traditional Butler training with modern forward-thinking topics.
Josephine is well-known in Australia, South East Asia, Middle East, China and beyond as a highly-respected trainer of professional butlers, valets and luxury yacht stewards.
7 Star Service ™ standards which Josephine has developed are applied to all Magnums Butler Academy training programs.
Kim joins Magnums as a IAMI GUEST Accredited Interior trainer with
almost nine years’ experience working on board large motor yachts, cruising
both well-known and far-flung regions of the world.
Having worked predominantly as Chief Stewardess and Purser on both private
and chartered yachts, she has been involved in all aspects of the daily running
of the vessels, as well as refit and new build projects thus she knows first-hand
the challenges her students may face.
She has trained both shore side and on board as well as in resorts. Drawing on her previous experience as a teacher, Kim is ideally suited to provide a relaxed yet focused environment helping her students gain an in-depth understanding
of the highest levels of service, housekeeping and organizational skills.
Gabriel Robert Gliga
Gabriel, the latest addition to our team, always enjoys a new challenge that increases the knowledge and skills in the hospitality industry. Gabriel is passionate about cocktails, spirits and cigars. A strong believer in creating teamwork, dedication and passion. Gabriel is manager for Havana Social, a classy, stylish cocktail and cigar lounge in Bangkok. He joined Havana, from Dubai where as head bartender for Treehouse cocktail lounge, in Taj Hotel, he fast became known for flair and passion for cocktails and was shortlisted for Caterer Awards Bartender of the year 2018 and more recently Regional Finalist Thailand For Four Pillars Gin 2019. From Havana Social he regularly guest shifts with cocktail gigs in many of Asia’s 50 best bars, including the list below.
Gabriel will inspire your team with trending and amazing cocktails along with passionate spirit service, developing your teams confidence to new levels with fun demonstrations and ‘live’ cocktail sessions. Gabriel will share his passion for cigars alongside Magnums Academy Principal Trainer, Josephine Ive on a duo gig for budding cigar sommeliers.
PR BAR TOKYO, 28HK SINGAPORE, MANHATTAN BAR SINGAPORE, OLD MAN HONG KONG, WISE KING HONG KONG, PONTIAC HONG KONG, JUNGLE BIRD KUALA LUMPUR, TIPPLING CLUB, RED SUGAR BAR HONG KONG, MADAME FAN SINGAPORE, BABA AU RUM ATHENS, DIPLOMATICO GUEST SHIFT " PETER CHUA", RUM WEEK THAILAND
Business & Quality Service Manager. Mrs. Shar Dean manages Magnums Butler Academy business administration from our office base in Queensland, Australia.
Known for her business acumen, Mrs. Dean`s banking and accounting career ensures that Magnums clients experience a professional service at all times.