So we all eat out every now and then – it can be a fast food restaurant – it can be a japanese one – my favorite or it can also be a nice cafe down the street. Some we frequent more and some less – but what about the people who gets our food ready? do you tip them? how do you tip them? 10%? or according to the service you received? pray tell.
What about me? I used to tip according to the service – when I was in Asia and traveling with the company I worked for – after all, the tips were paid by the company as well – since we claimed entertainment. Plus it is not unusual to tip more to your favorite sommelier – who knows exactly what wine you like or reserved a particular wine just for your party that you were entertaining.
But coming to Canada – the spouse aka PB pays for all meals – so he does the tipping as well. Normally, we tip no less than $5 – but we usually tip 15% of the bill. But what is the right tipping etiquette you asked? is there one? and what about the waiter or waitress who served you for 2 hrs – especially if you have a table of 8 – 10?
I spoke to some professionals in the service industry – and they feel that if not by the service you received than at least 15% of your bill. So remember – if you eat anywheres – please tip your waiter or waitress – because it definitely shows that you appreciate their time and service. But if you tip differently – please also let me know.