Catering Delivery and Tips
You’ve ordered catering, probably paid a delivery fee, but are wondering whether you should tip for delivery catering. Is tipping the catering delivery driver expected? If you do need to leave a tip then what is the delivery fee for?
Do You Tip Catering Delivery?
Yes, you should tip the delivery driver based on a percentage of the total bill.
Although there is often a delivery fee, which can often be quite a bit, it’s not normally shared with delivery drivers. Typically, catering delivery drivers make minimum wage with the expectation that they’ll be able to make decent tips. Your tip for good service will be appreciated.
How Much to Tip Catering Delivery
Tipping for catering delivery is based on the total catering order size. For orders above $100, tip 10% of the total bill while orders under $100 should be tipped at 15% of the total bill. Those are the standard tips. Wondering why you should tip 15% for orders above $100? It’s because larger orders are quite a lot of work to assemble but especially to deliver. Smaller orders are simpler and the lower tip rate reflects that.