Careers

Are you looking for opportunity and growth in your hospitality career? Look no further!

Here at Tupelo Honey, we believe “The happiest bees make the best honey” and we are ready to hire team members with a passion to serve our community and foster the brand we love so much.

We are passionate about offering a diverse array of benefits to meet our team members’ needs throughout every age and stage of employment.

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$15 Fair Start Wages

All positions begin at a Fair Start Wage of $15/hour. We believe every Tupelo Honey team member deserves a fair start and the opportunity to make wages that enable them to sustain an independent economic livelihood.

HoneyPot Benefits

At Tupelo Honey, we feel passionate about offering a diverse array of benefits to our team members. Benefits include Paid Time Off; Medical & Dental Insurance; Wellness & Tuition Reimbursements; and more!

Biscuits for a Cause

Profits from our biscuits go directly to our Employee Relief Fund 501(c)(3), which helps Tupelo team members facing unexpected financial hardships.

Who We Are

We are rooted in the Mountain South and believe in delivering Southern cuisine that is honest, fresh, scratch-made, and creative. Our food and drink also reflect the New South and the culinary influence of new Southerners who are bringing their distinctive cuisines to our region.

We are committed to respectful, hospitable service to our guests, to our fellow employees and to our communities.

Being a good neighbor has always been a core tenet of Tupelo Honey’s vision. We have donated over 10,000 service hours to our team members’ volunteer efforts within their cities.

We believe great food, great people, and great workplaces not only build winning companies but also create better communities.

Benefits

At Tupelo Honey, we feel passionate about offering a diverse array of benefits to meet our team members’ needs throughout every age and stage of employment. We have unique offerings for our part-time, full-time, and salaried team members.

Medical, Dental, and Vision
Dependent Care Account (FSA)
Short & Long -Term Disability
Life and AD&D
Paid Time Off Accruals and Sick Pay
Employee Assistance Program
CORE Partner
Employee Relief Fund Eligibility
Transportation & Parking Pass Incentive
Wellness Reimbursement
Tuition & Student Loan Reimbursement
Family Meal and Merchandise Discounts
Paid Parental Leave
Pet Insurance
401K Match

Fair Start Commitment

We believe every Tupelo Honey team member deserves a fair start and the opportunity to make wages that enable them to sustain an independent economic livelihood. We have invested significant resources in understanding our local markets and ensuring that our wages are both competitive and sustainable.

Employment Practices

Open Door Policy

As one of our keys to success, we believe our team members should be valued, respected, and heard. We encourage open dialogue and collaboration between team members and management.

Promote from Within

We are proud to fill over 60% of our management positions from within our organization. We believe in and are fully committed to meaningful training and development opportunities for our team, and to ensuring that they are positioned for advancement opportunities as they become available.

Growth & Profits

All of our profits go back into our business and help us create new opportunities for our team members. In the past two years, we’ve increased the investment in our team members’ wages and benefits by over $1 million.

Employee Relief Fund

Our famous buttermilk biscuits are not only delicious – they help support our team members!

We started our Tupelo Honey Employee Relief Fund (E.R.F.) at the start of the pandemic to help provide additional support to team members facing unexpected financial hardships.

To date, we have dispersed over $400,000 to Tupelo employees in need!

Project ASPIRE

We formed Project ASPIRE, our diversity and inclusion program, in the fall of 2020.

The program is designed to elevate BIPOC and female members of our management team. Members participate in open & honest panel discussions about their unique experiences working at Tupelo Honey, which helps us discover where to focus our efforts in fostering an inclusive environment for all.

In addition, those team member receive 30+ hours of additional management training throughout the year.

Our inaugural year of this program and has been a huge success, with 4 out of 6 participants already promoted.

We plan to expand this program in 2022 by adding 2 groups into the mix, affording them best in class DE&I trainings, as well as personal coaching for growth.

Grow With Us

Grow your hospitality career at Tupelo Honey through management & corporate office opportunities!

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Lawrence Rice

Lawrence first joined Tupelo in August 2016 as the Kitchen Manager at our Arlington location. Today, he is one of our Jr. Culinary Regional Chefs!

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Alesha Sisk

Alesha began as a server in our Johnson City location in 2014. Now, she is the Director of Talent & Training for all Tupelo Honey locations!

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Dominique Montgomery

Dominique’s first role was service captain in our Sandy Springs store beginning in July 2016. She is now the General Manager of that location!

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Heather Roberts

Heather started in 2015 as a server. She is currently the General Manager of our Knoxville location!

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Kevin Bransfield

Kevin joined Tupelo as a server at our Downtown Asheville location in June 2016. Now, he is our Director of Construction & Facilities and oversees all new Tupelo locations!

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Lindsey Farris-Felty

Lindsey began as a server in 2015 at our Johnson City location. She was our General Manager in Boise before being promoted to Corporate Beverage Director in 2022!

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