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Work in true Florida paradise, smack dab on the Gulf of Mexico!

Are you a hard worker with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn? Are you interested in the hospitality industry? Do you thrive in fast-paced, fun and exciting environments? Do you want AMAZING benefits, flexible hours and the opportunity to make TONS of money over a busy & profitable season?

Look no further - your dream job is waiting! Sharky's on the Pier and Fins at Sharky's, located at 1600 Harbor Drive S. in Venice, Fla., are hosting a JOB FAIR on Tuesday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We're looking for awesome people like YOU to join our team. We're currently hiring for ALL POSITIONS, including Front & Back of House roles!

We offer competitive wages and incredible benefits, including:

- Affordable Health Insurance
- Matching 401K
- FREE YMCA membership
- Paid vacation days
- Plus so much more!

Please visit us at the restaurant with your resume and a smile. We'll sit down and chat with you on the spot! If you have any questions, please give the restaurant a call at 941-488-1456.

We can't wait to meet you!

Location: 1600 Harbor Drive S. in Venice, FL (34275)

Please read the following important message from Venice Pier Group Owner and President Justin Pachota.

As Florida’s restaurant capacity restrictions relax in light of Gov. DeSantis' Phase Three reopening plan announced Friday, September 25th, we wanted to keep all of you updated on how we will continue to adhere to our elevated safety and sanitation standards. We remain committed to the health, safety and comfort of our employees, guests and community, and we will continue to work hard every day to maintain your confidence that Sharky’s, Fins and Snook Haven are safe places to work and dine.

We thank each of you for your support and patience as we navigate these unprecedented times. Please stay safe and healthy! We’re greatly looking forward to seeing you in our restaurants soon.

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Sharky's on the Pier, Fins at Sharky's and Snook Haven Awarded FRLA Seal of Commitment

Venice Pier Group restaurants reaffirm their promise to uphold the highest health, safety and sanitation standards.

Venice Pier Group, which operates waterfront dining destinations Sharky’s on the Pier, Fins at Sharky’s and Snook Haven in Venice, Fla., has been awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Seal of Commitment, a respected health, safety and sanitation honor.

The Seal of Commitment is the FRLA’s highest designation for hospitality safety and sanitation standards. Bearing this seal is Sharky’s, Fins and Snook Haven’s pledge to their employees, guests and community that each restaurant meets and exceeds the FRLA’s designated health, safety and sanitation standards. Less than 70 restaurants in the state of Florida have received this recognition, and the Venice Pier Group restaurants are the first to receive this honor in Venice.

Venice Pier Group’s goal in achieving this seal is to ensure that, upon walking through each restaurant’s doors, guests have the utmost confidence that the establishment is safe, sanitized, and that its employees are well-trained to uphold these standards in a post-COVID-19 atmosphere.

“We have always believed safety and sanitation within Venice Pier Group to be a top priority and have held our standards well above the requirements of the industry,” said Justin Pachota, President of Venice Pier Group. “This is just another way for the public to know that where they are eating has been certified as the highest level of cleanliness.”

The FRLA Seal of Commitment achievement comes on the heels of the Venice Pier Group restaurants being recognized as the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year in the Hospitality and Tourism category.

To qualify for the Seal of Commitment, Sharky’s, Fins and Snook Haven each underwent a thorough site inspection and had to meet designated restaurant health, safety and sanitation standards. Additionally, Venice Pier Group had to meet specific employee certification criteria, meaning that each employee holds a current food handler certificate and all managers have a current food manager certificate. Furthermore, all 265 Venice Pier Group employees attended and completed an FRLA COVID-19 Safety and Sanitation Course.

“The training provided not only focuses on the importance of safety and sanitation but also on how to create a great experience for our guests while managing those priorities,” Pachota said. “It reminds all of us our every action towards each individual can impact the guest and each other.”

The Seal of Commitment reaffirms the elevated health and safety initiatives Venice Pier Group set in place since reopening for dine-in services in May. The group’s standard operating procedures are of the highest level of safety and sanitation and include the following measures: screening employees and performing temperature checks daily, requiring all employees to wear face masks, highly encouraging guests to wear face masks while moving about the restaurant, providing single-use menus and digital access to menus via QR code, sanitizing common-touch surfaces between guests and nightly using hospital-grade disinfectant, sanitizing and replacing all condiments, salt & pepper shakers and other tableside accessories between guests, and adhering to all social distancing guidelines by spacing indoor and outdoor tables at least six feet apart, limiting bar seating capacity and installing barriers between booths.

Sharky’s on the Pier, located at 1600 Harbor Drive South, is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Live entertainment plays at Sharky’s on Thursday through Sunday evenings, weather-permitting. Fins at Sharky’s, located at 1600 Harbor Drive South, is open daily from 12 to 10 p.m. and hosts a daily happy hour, Fins Frenzy, from 4 to 6 p.m. Snook Haven, located at 5000 E. Venice Avenue, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Canoe and kayak rentals are available Wednesday through Sunday at Snook Haven from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Sharky's Summer Fun has returned! Here are the fun and family-friendly events we have on deck for you this year:

Tuesdays: Trivia Night - Finished for the year.

Put all of that random knowledge to good use and join us for Trivia Tuesdays! To ensure compliance with social distancing guidelines, we'll have two triva games available: 

6:30 to 7:15 PM
7:45 to 8:30 PM

Please give us a call at 941-488-1456 to reserve your table! 

Wednesdays: Kid's Night - Finished for the year. 

NEW this year! Grab the kiddos and bring them out to Sharky's on Wednesday nights for an exciting and social-distance friendly scavenger hunt. We'll kick things off at 4 PM. Make an evening out of it! Stick around for great food, tropical cocktails and a spectacular sunset.

Thursdays: Lobster Boil - LAST EVENT on Thursday, October 29th 

Sharky's Lobster Boil is back! A delicious Lobster Pot for 2 will be ready and waiting for you - 1 1/4 lbs. whole Maine Lobster, a succulent seafood pot and all the fixins.' Quantities are limited. Call us to reserve your table and enjoy this spectacular seafood delight! 

PLEASE NOTE: As of October 1st, we no longer have 5 lb. Lobster Dinners available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

Make sure to spin the Wheel 'O Lobster and try your luck at winning a percentage off of a 5 lb. Lobster Dinner. Discounts range from Market Price to FREE! If you're interested in this dinner, please call us to make your reservation by the Monday before - only one 5 lb. Lobster Dinner is prepared each week. 

We're looking forward to celebrating summer with you! Please note that all social distancing measures will be properly enforced. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more information and updates.