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Meet the team behind A Butler's Manor!

In opening A Butler's Manor, Chris and Kim fulfilled a lifelong dream, utilizing their combined hospitality skills to make guests welcome and comfortable. In addition to Chris's years in private service and a jointly held love of entertaining, they owned a catering company in California and freelanced in catering for nine years before launching A Butler's Manor in early 2002.

British-born Chris worked on estates in Europe before moving to California in 1985 as a majordomo for a property in Laguna Beach. He met Kim while playing darts in an Irish pub and they married in 1988. They moved to the East End in early 1992 when Chris accepted a position managing an estate in East Hampton. In his spare time, Chris loves gardening, woodworking, and learning new skills, from computers to composting.

Kim, a native Californian, is a writer and the author of five published books, including a memoir about Chris's life in service, titled A Butler's Life, a contemporary novel titled Choice, two psychological suspense novels titled Net Stalker and Blood Exposure, and a book about wedding customs titled Wedding Wonders. Additionally, after repeated requests from friends and Manor guests, Kim also published A Butler's Manor: The Cookbook, which can be purchased at the Manor. She loves the creativity found in cooking and home decor and is continually plotting either a change-up of one of our spaces or the storyline of a new book.

Innkeeper Managers Ralph Landi and Dina Ferrante have had a long and varied background in restaurant ownership and management, construction management, life coaching, and more. Dina has owned her own yoga studio and still does worldwide retreats. Ralph is an accomplished restauranteur, currently a partner in two NYC-area restaurants. Having spent much of the past eight years in Colorado, they are avid outdoor enthusiasts. They love to travel, love new experiences, and love providing a nourishing experience, not just culinarily, but for the heart as well.

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