These are companies or publications that we highly recommend.
Food and Cooking
The Baker's Catalog www.BakersCatalogue.com
Professional Domestic Services & Institute loves
products from The Baker’s Catalog! Any Personal
Chef or Household Manager who cooks will love their
splendid array of products, including baking ingredients,
appliances, bakeware, cookbooks, and more.
Blue Jacket Dairy www.bluejacketdairy.com
They offer some of the best Grentna Grillin cheese
that you have ever eaten. Just slice a piece off
and put it in a hot skillet…brown on both sides…then
enjoy it with a piece of fruit. Yummy! They will
Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates www.elbowchocolates.com
Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates creates some
of the most exciting chocolate covered, designer
art, caramel candy you have ever experienced, or
that has ever graced a candy dish. These and other
candies ooze with such tantalizing flavors such
as passion fruit, espresso, etc. Their phone number
Food Saver www.foodsaver.com
I have been purchasing and using their products
for over 30 years. This is the best and safest way
to store short term food in the refrigerator, or
up to three years in the freezer.
Live-a-Little Chocolates www.livealittlechocolates.com
For some of the best Belgium chocolate, caramel,
and fresh pecans you have ever experienced, you
need to try their turtles. One will not be enough!
Meduri World Delights www.meduriworlddelights.com
Offer some of the most fantastic preserved/dried
fruit you will ever eat. Golden Blush Peaches that
you will swear that you just picked off the tree;
apples, blueberries, rainier cherries, Cinnamon
Fuji apple wedges, and many others. You will not
be disappointed. 1.877.388.8800.
More Than Gourmet www.morethangourmet.com
Provides a full line of Demi-Glace and other products
in a variety of sizes to meet your cooking needs.
Gardening & Landscaping
Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc. www.salsbury-schweyer.com
Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc. is nationally recognized
as a leader in creating spiritual and holistic sanctuaries.
Their work has been featured in dozens of articles,
books and magazines, including “Fine Gardening”
and the “American Horticulturalist” and has won
top international design awards. They are available
to work nationwide. (330) 375-9600.!
Garden Gate Magazine www.GardenGateMagazine.com
At Professional Domestic Services & Institute, we
turn to Garden Gate Magazine for great landscaping
ideas for domestic staff (especially Household Managers
and Estate Managers) to use in their employers’
homes. Build the perfect garden, create gorgeous
outdoor rooms—just a few uses for this great magazine
for professional household staff!
Logee’s is a must for domestic staff and household
staff seeking gorgeous, unique, and exotic plants,
flowers, and trees for the estate. Estate Managers
and Household Managers in particular will find Logee’s
a great resource for all their gardening needs.
Specializes in high quality, dry cast limestone
LONGSHADOW planters, pedestals, finials, benches,
figures and fountains.
Makes concrete containers reminiscent of antiques,
but with a modern flair.
Martha Stewart Living Magazine www.MarthaStewart.com
Long recognized as the authority on domestic arts,
Martha Stewart brings her expertise to butlers,
household managers, and housekeepers in her magazine.
This is a publication that should be required reading
for butlers and housestaff everywhere.
Stone Care International www.StoneCare.com
Stone Care International is the authority for the
care of marble, granite, and other types of floor
and counter materials in the wealthy household.
Their products are an absolute must for any Housekeeper,
Maid, Butler, Household Manager, or other domestic
staff caring for their employers’ valuable surfaces.
Rowenta Irons www.RowentaUSA.com
You won’t find any more powerful garment care products
than those offered by Rowenta. Professional Domestic
Services & Institute has long recommended Rowenta
irons for the use in wealthy homes, and any Housekeeper,
Maid, Butler, or Household Manager will find nearly
the Rowenta line unmatched by any other manufacturer.
Cuddledown Bed Linens www.CuddleDown.com
Cuddledown not only has the softest and most heavenly
comforters, pillows, featherbeds, and other bedding
supplies imaginable, but they also have delightful
lines of sleepwear and bath linens. Personal Assistants,
Household Managers, and other housestaff in charge
of purchasing will delight their employers with
this company’s feasts for the senses!
Mystic Maid www.MysticMaid.com
No domestic staff—whether you are a Housekeeper,
Maid, Butler, or Household Manager—should overlook
the power of MysticMaid cleaning supplies. Professional
Domestic Services & Institute loves this company’s
microfiber cleaning cloths, and MysticMaid’s dazzling
array of high-quality cleaning products—such as
their polishing pads, grease blotters, and dusting
wands—will make quick and thorough work of many
Hidden Safes, Inc. www.hiddensafes.com
If you are seeking the best possible place in order
to hide your valuables, then you need to check this
company out. They have wonderful suggestions.
Jackson-Hirsh can provide your estate with a large
array of lamination supplies and equipment that
will meet almost any size or finish required. Great
for cleaning schedules, freezer contents, electrical
equipment, preserving documents, luggage tags, shipping
labels, etc. This is a great company to work with
and they will even send you out a sample package
and catalog at no charge. Their phone number is
800-828-5053 or 847-272-1844.
Homework Solutions www.4nannytaxes.com
Provides nanny payroll and tax preparation services
Beau Verre/Riordan Stained Glass Studio www.beauverre.net
Need a priceless piece of broken glass art repaired?
Seeking a gorgeous embellishment for a window or
front door? BeauVerre Studios both repairs and provides
breathtakingly beautiful works of art in glass that
would delight any employer of Household Managers,
Personal Assistants, and Estate Managers. Whether
you need a repair or to make a purchase, BeauVerre
Studios may have just what you need!
This company offers a wide variety of gloves for
nearly every purpose. For Housekeepers and Maids,
they supply work gloves to protect hands while cleaning.
For Butlers, Household Managers, and Personal Assistants,
they offer white cotton gloves that lend elegance
and complete a formal uniform as well as preventing
the transfer of fingerprints to polished silver