Who is Early Girl?
Some of our Early Girl crew members
Our People

We work with diverse teams of people in all of our restaurants – nearly 130 employees in all. What our talented staff members have in common is the desire to create, every day, the best possible dining experiences for customers. Our employees are the indispensable ingredient in the unique Early Girl Eatery dining experience.

We value hard work – and fun, too – emphasizing an intra-company atmosphere that fosters the free flow of ideas and suggestions.

Through our Respect, Rewards, Recognition (RRR) program we show appreciation for people as individuals as well as for their excellence as employees. We celebrate personal achievements and milestones: graduations, marriages, home purchases, new babies, military service; and work anniversaries, promotions, and new hires.

We regularly plan something spontaneous and fun for crew members; dropping off treats for all at our restaurants. Pumpkin painting, Friendsgiving, winter holiday surprises and more are also part of our employee calendar.


If you are interested in exploring competitive wages, flexible scheduling, benefits and opportunities for career growth, please click here.

Early Girl Employee
Good Food Focused

Since 2001 we’ve sourced the best local ingredients to create delicious farm-to-table and other fresh foods. ‘More than made from scratch’ is our guiding principle. Our focus is local, organic, and seasonal elements to create the best menu selections that are unique to Early Girl Eatery.

We make all of our food, and often buy directly from these trusted producers and others...

Jags Head

Single estate, high altitude coffee

Annie’s Bakery

Old world style artisan bread

Asheville Tea

Farm to teacup regional blends

Swaggerty’s Sausage

Premium sausage


Preserves, jams & jellies made from locally sourced fruit

Smiling Hara

Local fortified Smiling Hara tempeh

Brookwood Farms

Pork pit cooked over hickory charcoal

Mountain Food Products

Our single largest vendor for local produce

Berry Best Imladris Jam
In Our Communities

We give back to the community with intention, especially in the areas of education and reducing food insecurity. Our contributions include donations of quality food items to nonprofit organizations. We support these, and a variety of other organizations, including those focused on providing homes for children, and animal rescue organizations.

Manna Foodbank
Black Mountain Home
Asheville Property Initiative
Mountain Pet Rescue