- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I’m curious as to how many of you bees had to do it or heard of people doing this. I’m having an Asian banquet and most of my family members and friends are telling me to tip the chef at least $300 on the day of the wedding or ahead of time separately. This way, they can prep the food faster and tastier. I’m having my wedding at Sheraton Hotel; which include food and services for the wedding. I think this is crazy because I’m tipping them in the end when I get the bill anyway; espcially the tip will be based on the cost of the food/drinks (that’s at least $4K+ alone on the tip).
I think that just because they’re head chef; does not mean he’s actually cooking everything on the menu and it’s not even guaranteed that he will be the one cooking on my wedding day. Plus I feel like I’m bribing him to be on a good mood so the food can come out good? Shouldn’t the tip be based on service rendered? Although the food tasting was pretty good, I’m scared that the food would be awful on the day of if I don’t tip the chef; esp when I’m having 300 guests. That’s a lot of food to prep.
I’m sure Sheraton has a standard to uphold but Asian banquet is all about food; old people just sit there and eat. If it sucks, I’m going to feel like it was a waste of my money. What do you guys think? I really don’t want to spend extra money on a guy that can’t even guarantee the food will be 100% awesome and I’m only going to greet him like 5 mins on my wedding day and never see him again.