The tradition of giving tea when visiting restaurants is known to almost everyone. However, most often, tips in the restaurant are firmly associated with a reward for waiters, which is categorically incorrect. So to whom exactly it is customary to offer tips in restaurants, bars, cafes (for example in Pilgrim)? Let’s try to figure it out.
It is worth understanding that tips are given primarily to those employees who are engaged in customer service and in any way in contact with them. The service staff of any catering establishment includes not only waiters, but also other employees – dressing rooms, bartenders, administrators. In fact, the more solid and prestigious the institution, the wider the circle of people who are customary to give for tea.
This, contrary to widespread opinion, is not just a person who mixes drinks. Let’s try to understand – who usually prefers to treat himself with drinks sitting behind the bar? First of all, these are people who come to the bar alone. The task of a high -class bartender is not only high -quality maintenance, knowledge of many recipes, and virtuoso mixing cocktails, skill cannot be achieved without another quality – the ability to become a pleasant interlocutor for people who prefer time at the rack. The bartender should be able to understand you literally half a word, you would like to have a non -binding easy conversation, or you prefer the silence? If you have chosen a bar rack as your place for the current evening, and the bartender does everything to keep you good mood and provide comfort, then the tips rely on him too.
A good waiter should always appear near your table at the right time, be prepared to perform the necessary actions, be polite and friendly, ready to answer all questions related to the menu. If you met just such a waiter, then he is no doubt worthy of tips. However, remember, the tips for the waiter should be some relatively large sum. If you leave “tea” only a few small coins, then this will be perceived as direct criticism of the level of service.
This is the same person who takes the keys to the car before entering the restaurant and takes on all issues related to parking and security. At the exit from the institution you will wait for your car with a politely open door. If each note of this secular performance is played without delay, then tips, in this case, are strictly required. Traditionally, the amount of tips for the parking player should increase somewhat if your exit came at the time of rain and the like circumstances.
Leave tips or not is the personal file of each visitor of the restaurant, but remember that the good attitude towards you, going beyond the usual official necessity, is mutual. A parking worker, a waiter, a bartender, and in some restaurants and a sommelier, a masters of tea ceremonies – each of them will be pleased with your high assessment of their work.