She’s been called a terrible tipper
As part of her Food Network show $40 a Day, Ray spent a lot of airtime visiting eateries. Having a made a living in the food industry, you’d think she’d be eager to give back to struggling waiters and waitresses. Not so, according to some critics who’ve labeled her a notoriously cheap tipper, reportedly leaving waitstaff a paltry 10 percent gratuity.
Interestingly enough, Ray starred in a Food Network program in 2014 called The Big Tip: Serving Up Big Tips, which scoured the country looking for waiters and waitresses that deserve a “life-changing tip” for their work. On the first episode, Ray and co-star Rossi Morreale reportedly give a single mom a $10,000 tip.