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Knox Mason restaurant reopening soon, hiring for all positions

October 21, 2019

The eagerly anticipated reopening of Chef Matt Gallaher’s acclaimed downtown restaurant, Knox Mason, is coming soon, and the restaurant is now hiring for up to 20 positions.

The two-day hiring event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 25, from noon-3 p.m. for in-person interviews with applicants. The event will be held at Gallaher’s sister restaurant, Emilia, which is located at 16 Market Square in downtown Knoxville. No appointment is required.

The following positions are available:

  • Servers
  • Hosts
  • Bartenders
  • Food runners
  • Cooks ($15/hour)
  • Dishwashers ($12/hour, with additional incentive available)

For additional information or to apply online, prospective applicants may visit

Gallaher opened the original Knox Mason with business partner David Rudder in early 2013 on Gay Street’s 100 Block and quickly earned a following for its seasonal, Southern menu offerings; craft cocktails; and support of local farms and artisans. The successful restaurant closed in late 2018 with a plan to reopen inside the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Knoxville Downtown, also opening soon at 507 S. Gay St.

Gallaher also is the chef/owner of Emilia, an Italian restaurant. Previously, he rose to the rank of sous chef at the internationally acclaimed Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, and served as a private chef to celebrities ranging from musicians to former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.