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Marble City Market hosts job fair ahead of food hall opening

Officials said they were searching for up to 70 employees of different skill levels.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Anyone looking for work may be able to find a job at a new food hall opening in Knoxville — the Marble City Market.

Officials held a job fair on Thursday where they spoke with applicants as they looked to hire between 50 and 70 employees. People of all different skill levels were welcome to apply, officials said. Applicants would also be able to work at restaurants of all kinds, handling several kinds of meals.

"The food hall was designed to bring people together," said Matt Taylor, the Director of Operations at Hospitality HQ. "So there's something for everybody. Everybody's going to enjoy what we put out here, where it's a rice bowl, poke, ramen, pizza, burgers, donuts and fried chicken."

Positions like bartenders, back-of-house and front-of-house were all available at the job fair. It lasted from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Information about the wages that were offered was not immediately available.

Marble City Market is expected to open Oct. 22 in Old City. Organizers said that it will feature several types of vendors, as well as indoor and outdoor seating.