Sunday, October 7, 2012

How to tip for Hospitality and Service



With Restaurant week so quickly upon us, I would like to share with you an invaluable tool that was shared with me by a member of www.HospitalityManagementSchools.org. The design team there created this graphic to help us with the do's and don't when tipping individuals of service.

According to the graphic basic rules of tipping are as follows : 
  1. Do tip pre-tax.
  2. Do tip at buffets.
  3. Do tip when using a discount or voucher like Groupon.
  4. Don't tip the owner.
  5. Don't tip extra when gratuity is already on the bill.
  6. Don't leave a bad tip if you plan on visiting the establishment again.
I think this tool is extremely well designed and well thought out. It is easy to use. I have only tried to use in on my laptop but I would love to be able to use it when I am on the go. I don't know if i can already do so. But this would really be great to use as an app. 
I am pretty clueless where tipping is concerned but I  have a strong appreciation for foodservice and what it really takes so I am very grateful for your graphic.
The currency used does not correspond with the one we use in Jamaica but I can convert.