The food and beverage prices are subject to a mandatory 23% charge and current State Excise Tax. The mandatory 23% charge is allocated as follows: 15% will be distributed to the service staff as a service charge (less the employee’s share of employment taxes/withholdings) and 8% will be retained by the Fairmont Orchid as an administrative fee. This 8% is not a service charge and will not be distributed to the service staff. If you or your attendees would like to leave an additional amount of tip or gratuity for the service staff, please feel free to do so. If you have any questions regarding the administrative fee, please feel free to ask the Director of Catering and Conference Services. The mandatory charge and associated taxes will be posted to your Master Account.