As more and more people visit Travelers Rest and specifically Upcountry Provisions, the more they look for ways to be part of what is happening up here in our local family-owned restaurant. It's the job of an Upcountry Provisions team member to help build this community by furthering the reach and impact of our small but mighty brand that focuses on providing an excellent product to locals and visitors alike.

Thank you for contacting us about your interest in joining our fun and hardworking team. We are always looking for good people and hire based on attitude since we believe our management processes are trainable.

We offer one to two rounds of a Stage Interview for all new candidates - an initial stage interview and then a final stage interview if employment looks like a good fit. Since this is a working interview, here's what you need to know:

Our Stage interviews are scheduled from 10:00am - Rush, and Rush usually wraps up around 2:30pm, once the kitchen is cleaned up from lunch service. Please read Stage details below.

  • You will need to wear close toed shoes, denim or khaki pants or shorts, and hair pulled back. We provide chef coats and aprons to wear over your shirt during the shift.
  • During your first interview, we evaluate you based on communication, teamwork, attitude and work ethic. We understand that you won't know your way around our kitchen right away, and that's OK. The second interview evaluates competence in the kitchen.
  • You will primarily be running food, washing dishes, busing tables and maintaining FOH customer service. If you are able to manage these tasks there will be some additional prep jobs for you.
  • Please be familiar with our bistro menu before your interview.
  • Also as a general heads up, we operate a commercial kitchen that serves hundreds of meals per day, and are primarily a bistro, which is different from the common assumption that our restaurant just bakes bread and cookies for fun. I only say this because it is such a common misunderstanding of the work load involved in working at a small family owned restaurant such as ours (Upcountry Provisions) and we have a zero tolerance for under performance.
  • Heavy lifting and a high level of manual labor is required.