(Closed) Help! Caterer Tipping Question.

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our catering contract includes 18% gratuity/service fee.  We will not be tipping beyond that.

Post # 4
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

There is an 18% grautuity built in to our caterer cost, so we are not going to be giving an additional “tip”. When we talked to other caterers that did not include the gratuity, I asked them what the normal/suggested amount should be, and they suggested $40.00 per person, but it would ultimately be up to us.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our catering contract includes the price of the food and a “20%  service charge on all food and beverage including bar beverages.”  So in short, yes, we are paying 20% more to cover staffing, etc.  We will not be tipping an additional amount though.

Post # 6
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that all food contracts over a certain number of people have a 18-20 percent gratuity charge already added to the total.  My catering contract had that.

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