Originally Posted by Marsha
I have a question for those of you who do catering. Do you add the gratuity to the invoice? Most people will add a gratuity when they write the final check, and some do not. Should we go ahead include it on the bill, much like a restaurant does when you have a large group?
We never add a gratuity to an invoice. If we earn it, great! Our largest tip to date has been $1,000 on a $5,000 bill. There were 5 of us working that night, so it got split 6 ways (1 share each, and 1 back to the business - which we put in our kids college fund).