Enter the total catering cost ($) and the tip percentage (%) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Catering Tip. 

Catering Tip Formula

CT = CC * TP/100


  • CT is the Catering Tip ($)
  • CC is the total catering cost ($)
  • TP is the tip percentage (%)

To calculate Catering Tip, multiply the total catering cost by the tip percentage over 100.

How to Calculate Catering Tip?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Catering Tip.

  1. First, determine the total catering cost ($). 
  2. Next, determine the tip percentage (%). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CT = CC * TP/100.
  4. Finally, calculate the Catering Tip.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total catering cost ($) = 1000

tip percentage (%) = 20

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a standard tip percentage for catering services?

While tipping practices can vary by region and service quality, a common tip percentage for catering services ranges from 15% to 20% of the total catering cost.

Is the tip included in the total catering cost?

It depends on the catering company’s policy. Some companies include a service charge or gratuity in their total cost, while others do not. It’s essential to ask the catering company about their tipping policy.

Should I tip on the pre-tax amount or the total bill including tax?

It is customary to tip on the pre-tax amount of the bill. However, if the service was exceptional, you might consider tipping on the total bill.

Can I adjust the tip percentage based on service quality?

Yes, the tip percentage can be adjusted based on the quality of service received. If the service exceeded your expectations, you might consider tipping more than the standard rate. Conversely, if the service was below expectations, you might tip less.