(Closed) How much to tip the wait staff for the caterer?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much should I tip each person on the wait staff? (6 ppl total)
    $20 a piece : (2 votes)
    50 %
    $30 a piece : (0 votes)
    $40 a piece : (1 votes)
    25 %
    $50 a piece : (1 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was under the impression that it would be appropriate to tip 10-20% of the bill if there is no gratuity included. That would be $65-100 per person in your case. Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

    Post # 4
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @les105:  I think that’s a rule of thumb, but it doesn’t always apply for weddings or large events because the catering is more expensive and less work than normal waitstaff. Personally, I think it’s better to base the amount of whether it’s a buffett/sit down and the number of people. Normally, I’d do $1-3/guest (total) for waitstaff and the same amount per person for the bartender. 

    Post # 5
    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We tipped the waitstaff $50. each.

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