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The Modern Butlers’ Journal, February 2021, Creative Corner

Kobi GutmanCreative Corner

featuring Kobi Gutman

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Continuing to improve on his technique as he wows guests with his creations, Mr. Gutman copied master sculptor Philippe Faraut’s statue using Monster Clay, an oil based, wax infused clay. 





He then made two casts using a mixture of resin and plaster, adding bases that he also molded and cast. The base that looks like marble is simply not painted. He then colored the jewelry of one of the sculptures with some gold powder to provide an accent.






For another guest, research showed that she owned a bakery/confectionary. Mr. Gutman had planned to make the logo of her company but could not access her web site. Instead, he found photographs of candied apples that the company used to make. So he made these with fondant and served them as a little turndown treat with a custom-made card—all of which personalization and creativity were, needless to say, very well received.

Mr. Kobi Gutman is one of the most accomplished hotel butlers in the world, currently working as the head butler at a private hotel in Florida; he can be reached via the Institute.

The Institute is dedicated to raising service standards by broadly disseminating the mindset and superior service expertise of that time-honored, quintessential service provider, the British Butler, updated with modern people skills, and adapted to the needs of modern employers and guests in staffed homes, luxury hotels, resorts, spas, retirement communities, jets, yachts & cruise ships around the world.

Por Steven Ferry

Steven Ferry is chairman of the International Institute of Modern Butlers and the author of bestsellers "Butlers & Household Managers 21st Century Professionals" and "Hotel Butlers, The Great Service Differentiators." He also trains and consults for the profession around the world.