(Closed) Tipping the caterer

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsMcGyro:  I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure you tip just on food cost… not including linens, plates, etc.  Your total tip shouldn’t be $2,800 I don’t think.

Post # 5
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ask whoever you have been dealing with.

Ours did it by x$ per guest. Which roughly equals out to about 10%-15% of our TOTAL bill. I confirmed that we give it to the maitre d and he splits it between all serving staff, him and bridal assistant.

We ended up tipping 20% of our total bill because the staff were just absolutely fantastic.

I would also confirm if the tip is already going to be added on your final bill. Some caterers do this. But service charge and tipping is usually not the same. Clarify with YOUR caterer.

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