Lookin' Good at 58

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Here is How to Make Really Great Tips

Be busy. Run food , help out wherever needed and work your butt off for your guests. Even though you are getting tips from just your own section if you work and stop talking and always be seen as keeping busy people in your section will notice and even the others who are not.

Then the next time they have you as a waiter they will remember you as always working. Not chatting or complaining. Just working.

To put it simply the guest is always watching you and how you treat others because they know if they have you they will receive the same fine service.

Every night will be a good night.



SkippyMom said...

Great suggestion Steven. We took our girls out to lunch the other day to a pretty pricey restaurant and I was a bit put out by our server b/c although we were her only table - she did nothing but take our order. Her food was run for her, our drinks were refilled by someone else - and when we needed dishes cleared or to order dessert or the check we had to get her attention from where she was standing, watching TV or chatting with her busier co workers.
She made 22% from us for [basically] standing around and chatting.
I still regret tipping her that well.

Steven Nicolle said...

SkippyMom...perception is everything. You were generous to give that much. Next time tip less and maybe the server will wake up.

SkippyMom said...

I have found in this day and age, short of saying something to the server or manager, if you tip less than the standard the server just thinks you are cheap. A lower tip never seems to make an impression on them.

We did have a nice lunch, I just wish we didn't work so hard for it. giggle

PS - had she been in the least bit busy it wouldn't have even been a issue. We were literally her only table.

Steven Nicolle said...

SkippyMom...I understand what you are saying. Maybe verbally just say something to the waiter next time.That could have an effect on her service beginning with her next table. That person may end up being a great waiter cause of you saying something rather than letting it go. Also if you tell the server directly it would have more of a positive effect rather than tell the manager. Then tip her 22% if you want. The server will appreciate it more and next time....

Caveman said...

Words of wisdom.

Steven Nicolle said...

Caveman...thanks man.