Can you tip the chef/cook???

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  1. BeatPitt

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    Been following a Facebook post about leaving 20% tips, thus subsidizing the restaurant owners low wages. I never saw how carrying a tray justifies another 20% on a bill...
     
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    move to Europe - no tipping...
     
  3. BeatPitt

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    I just stopped going to restaurants that have servers...
     
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    I don't really care about the quality of the food per se so much as the service. I tip based on the quality of the interaction with the waitress(es). If the entire restaurant staff shares the day's tips, then the waitresses need to be on their A game if they want to rake in the dough.
     
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    Well, less tipping at least.
     
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    So if I go to Europe and enjoy a fine meal served to be by a comely lass, and I give her a $20 tip after all is said and done, what is her reaction going to be? Unexpected gratitude? Is she going to feel insulted?
     
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    This. It's glorious. You basically round up and the server is amazed. If the bill is EUR 19.90 and you leave 20, they thank you repeatedly
     
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    BOH gets paid more than servers hourly, usually a lot more. Plus they usually do get some portion of the total tips.
     
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    A lot of the places I went to almost expected a tip of some sort.
     
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    you can tip anyone, anytime for anything..I'll PM you my PayPal info and you can tip me for this advice
     
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    Frank Sinatra used to tip the guy who parked his car $100 a million years ago. They said if you worked at a restaurant Sinatra frequented you could buy a house for cash if you saved your tips. Haha! Sinatra lore! :p
     
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    Yes you can tip cooks. Ive cooked quite a bit in the past. Only one restaurant i worked at did a customer actually tip us. Just specify to the waitress/waiter or manager what you would like to tip them and they'll bring it back to split amongst the cooks.
     
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    Huddle house cooks keep their tips on the ticket slide for all to see..
     
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    I only tried once, in the Netherlands, and it was a comely lass in a bistro... she just gave it back, wasn't a big deal...
     
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    I turn the bill into a paper airplane and float it to the chef. I respect their talent much more than the waitstaff. They should get paid minimum wage.
     
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    When you go get takeout the cashier expects a tip these days.
     
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    I gave some guy, my bartender, in Ukraine a $20 tip. He was amazed and very thankful. I enjoyed our conversation, he was open and candid about life there and his English was very clear.
     
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    Tipping is stupid, but I do it anyway. Servers are required to be paid in minimum wage in CA (not sure if that means the local or state minimum wage) and still expect the same tip. I've started tipping 15% instead of the 20% standard tip I used to give after finding that out.
     
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    FIFY

    Tipping is so antiquated.
     
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    I've tipped a few chef's... outstanding meal(s).
    One time, the chef got more than the server.
     
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    &%(# tipping.
    They need to get a real job and let me tote my own food.
     
  23. psute

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    Try being at a crowded bar and tipping the bartender a buck every time you get a drink. You will have their attention after a couple of trips and will pick you out of the crowd. @DrunkenRaccoon will back me up on this...
     
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    In Japan you just insulted the waiter by calling them a beggar. You insulted the owner by implying he was not paying his employees.
     
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    Lucky I didn't tell them about the dirty knife!
     
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    Nothing made us happier than having a bottle of wine we could never afford sent to us in the kitchen as a tip.
     
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