Richmond L. Schmidt is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington, the leader in etiquette and protocol services. He is certified as a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant and Trainer.
Having also graduated with Distinction from the International Butler Academy in Kerk Avezaath, The Netherlands, Mr. Schmidt has punctuated a remarkable career in culture, hospitality and service. Mr. Schmidt’s affable personality and genuineness set him apart from others. Knowledge and experience are paired in hallmarking all of his endeavors with a unique style and competency. He has served as Butler and Senior Butler at several prestigious estates in: Palm Beach, Boston, Cape Cod, New York City, Santa Barbara and St Barth’s.
Mr. Schmidt’s career as an Etiquette Consultant and Butler began as a child setting the family table for every holiday and teaching others on the playground how to wait in line. His career now includes experiences such as preparing lodging for royalty, serving dinner to presidential candidates and acting as Head Butler at celebrity weddings.
Mr. Schmidt’s interest in protocol and etiquette is contagious. His students gain the confidence to engage in diverse business and social situations. A natural educator, he motivates students with his sharp wit and engaging exercises. Lessons in etiquette and protocol can be carried with seminar participants for years to come and employed in a wide range of interactions. Mr. Schmidt encourages students to remain in communication with him to share the benefits of the lessons learned and he lends his aid as further questions arise.