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question about private chefs

Larchmont, New York
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question about private chefs


maybe this is a dumb question, but here goes: if you hire a private chef are you expected to tip the chef on top of the fee that are paying? if so, is it a customary 15-20%? or is no gratutity expected?


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1. Re: question about private chefs

I have tipped, 20%.

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We have always tipped 20%, check the paperwork to see whether gratuity is included. Usually it isn't.

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Normally I don't tip the owner of the company that is providing the service (like a dog groomer for instance), but it was our wedding and the food was great so we tipped 20%

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4. Re: question about private chefs

Well, I have been trying to get in touch with Chef Ted Robinson. I sent an e-mail last week but got no response, so today, I called the number on his website and left a message.

He gets great reviews. He owns his own business and comes to you with a helper- and I too wonder what others have done insofar as a tip. I think he charges $125 per person, but does everything including the cleanup. Nice to just sit around your patio/pool, kitchen and have a first class meal prepared and not worry about drinking/driving/parking. Hope to hear from him soon.

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