David Rule

Executive Chef, Church & Charles

A native of Maryville, TN, David Rule found his passion for hospitality at a young age. David started working in a small family owned restaurant in his hometown at the age of 15. The restaurant scene quickly made a tremendous impact on David’s future. Now with over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry he has honed his skills alongside some of the top hospitality leaders in the region. These include stints with Aubrey’s Restaurant Group, Dancing Bear Lodge, Walnut Kitchen, and Blackberry Farm. Through these experiences David has developed a unique style that is as calm, confident, and as laid back as his demeanor. Most recently David is working to open a new restaurant concept Church & Charles. Expected to open in late 2019, Church & Charles will bring elegant seasonal dining to the main level of a historic high rise building in the business district of Downtown Knoxville.