HUFFINGTON POST
08/06/2010 03:12 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Food Tipping: Gratuity Guide From The Sommelier To The Sushi Bar

Ever wondered what the pizza guy should be tipped? Or the host at a restaurant? After we put out our global tipping guide, we realized just how polarizing tipping etiquette can be. So, we decided to wade in even further and take a closer look at exactly who should get what in various food service positions. Check out the slideshow to see what you should be tipping everyone from the maître d' to the hibachi grill master.

Oh, and there's the nagging question of whether it's proper to tip pre- or post-tax. Luckily the LA Times' David Lazarus cleared that one up just this week. According to Lazarus' research, although restaurants often show suggested tip amounts calculated post-tax, it's perfectly proper etiquette to calculate the tip pre-tax.

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BEFORE YOU GO
Tipping Etiquette From The Brunch Buffet To The Sushi Bar
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Tipping Etiquette From The Brunch Buffet To The Sushi Bar

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