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20% Service Charge
Our aim is to professionalize one of the only industries in the world that has no guaranteed income for the service provider, (i.e., the hospitality industry). We have adopted a service model that utilizes a sales commission for every dollar sold for an employee, regardless of discount. This commission-based system has been in use for decades.
We are proud to continue setting a high standard for employee compensation in the vibrant Florida restaurant industry. Our company’s legacy is built on the belief that legendary service is provided by a team – not just one person. It is shown in every detail of the Teak LLC experience. Ever since opening in 2020, we have been committed to compensating all employees, both front and back of the house, as the professionals they are. This model ensures that our team will thrive, our guests will continue to receive an outstanding experience and our company is well positioned for the future.
What is a service charge?
What if there is a problem with my experience?
If there is any aspect of your experience that does not exceed expectations, we will make it right.
Does this mean that your servers will make less?
What if I still want to leave a tip?
Why are you making this change?
The industry is moving in this direction locally and across the US. With increasing wages, restaurants are adopting this model to make service an inclusive part of the revenue model. This model was implemented almost two years ago so we have extensive data which tells us that it is working well for staff, guests and companies.
Are you also raising prices?
You guys are already so expensive, isn’t this going to scare people off?
What will you do if a guest is upset about their service?
Is this going to help with the disparity between front of the house and kitchen compensation?
Will employees still be rewarded for a job well done?
What has the reaction been from employees?
If you are interested in working for Pier Teaki, we may be hiring!
Please check out positions available now or let us know what position you are interested in, and we will notify you once the position is available.
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teaki huts & large event rentals
Interested in hosting an event? Contact our team here!
At Pier Teaki, there are a few options for hosting private events. Our Teaki Huts overlooking St. Pete’s skyline and Tampa Bay. Each Teaki Hut provides seating for 6 guests, with standing space to accommodate 2 additional guests. Our Teaki Huts are perfect for special occasions like birthdays, bachelorette parties, and more! For larger groups, two partial buyout options are available for up to 75 guests.
For more information on Teaki Hut & Large Event rentals, contact our event team at 727-513-8325.
Please note that our event team’s operating hours are Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM.
Mon – Fri: 11am – late
Sat – Sun: 10am – late
Serving food only from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
*After 8 p.m. all guests must be 21+.
800 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701