A Centerville, Ohio, waitress who served Chrissy Teigen last week received the largest tip of her career thus far.
“She walked in with all her glam,” Outback Steakhouse waitress Mikayla Scott told Dayton.com. “I was so nervous I was going to do something wrong.”
Scott said Teigen, her daughter, Luna, and about four others were seated in her section at the steakhouse just before closing on Oct. 27.
Teigen, the wife of singer John Legend, a Springfield, Ohio, native, ordered a glass of Pinot grigio and a list of appetizers that included a Steakhouse Quesadilla and Outback’s famed Bloomin’ Onion.
“‘You have to take this away from me,’” Scott recalled Teigen saying. “‘I am going to eat it all.’”
At one point, Legend and his father, Ron Stephens came, picked up baby Luna and left to meet friends at nearby Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Scott said.
Teigen, who ordered a crispy chicken sandwich for her meal, is on record as a big fan of the Australian-themed chain restaurant’s Bloomin’ Onion.
She and Legend documented the experience on social media.
Scott, a two-year Outback employee, said the biggest surprise came after she delivered the bill to Tiegen and her party: the 21-year-old got a $1,000 tip.
Scott said she never saw such a large tip -- way, way, way above 20 percent -- coming.
“People kept saying you are going to get a fat a tip,” Scott said. “I was like ‘Oh, my God, praise the Lord,’” Scott said.
The extra money came in handy for Scott and her husband Jordan, an Outback employee cooking in the kitchen that night.
The couple’s cars are on the fritz.
Scott shared part of the money with her co-workers. The rest will be used towards car issues.
Scott said she always wanted to wait on a famous person.
“It was an awesome experience,” she said.
chrissy teigen's daughter is wearing a bloomin' onion onesie and it is the cutest thing ever. pic.twitter.com/LVRXRvOxve— Victoria (@victasticc) April 10, 2017