About mountain hospitality

We prioritize great quality presentation, excellent customer experience, detail-oriented brand execution, and commitment to employee satisfaction. We care about creating outstanding products and inviting atmospheres at each of our establishments. From restaurants to gaming, we manage three unique restaurant concepts in Downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. Whether it is an upscale, casual, or entertaining experience you seek, we have the perfect place. Our team will welcome you with southern hospitality, culinary delights, and great times in store.

Team Members

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Austin Williams

Partner, Developer


Austin Williams has had a passion for Downtown Sevierville's revitalization since the beginning of his career. Downtown Sevierville became the perfect home for his first, second, and third restaurant concepts. His real estate development company Compass designs and collaborates with Mountain Hospitality pre-opening of each restaurant.


Austin is a Sevierville, Tennessee native and graduated from Sevier County High School and Carson-Newman University. Austin and his wife Katie live in Sevierville with their three children, Harper, Rhett, and Baker.

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David Rule

Partner, Culinary Artist


David Rule is the Chef and Mastermind behind all 3 Mountain Hospitality Concepts unique concepts. David's years of experience in fine dining establishments across East Tennessee led him to expand his passions to Downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. David is a visionary, a creative, and a leader.


David lives in Maryville, Tennessee with his wife Cara and three kiddos Charlotte, Hannah, and Beau.

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Steve Hansen

Director of Operations


Steve has been an integral part of the Mountain Hospitality team since The Appalachian opened in January of 2020. He oversees operations for The Appalachian, Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ, and The Pines Downtown. His work ethic and dedication have been a key part to the success of all concepts.


Steve and his wife, Melissa, reside in Maryville, Tennessee. Outside of work, Steve enjoys all things outdoors, especially mountain biking and hiking. If Steve could recommend on hike, it would be Georgia’s Woody Gap to Preacher’s Rock.

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Jessica Winspear

Director of Marketing and Communications


Jessica joined Mountain Hospitality in March of 2022. Jessica oversees marketing, public relations, and communications for The Appalachian, Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ, and The Pines Downtown.


Jessica is a graduate of Sevier County High School and King University. Jessica and her husband, Tom, live in Knoxville, Tennessee with their beautiful daughter, Sophie. Outside of work, Jessica and her husband flip houses. She enjoys home design and recreating homes other families can enjoy for years to come!

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Derek Green

Director of Culinary Operations


Derek joined Mountain Hospitality Concepts at the conception of The Appalachian in January of 2020. Derek is an integral part of our team. Beyond Derek's talents in the kitchen, he is hospitality-focused with a true devotion to the guest experience. Derek has a love for working in local, family-owned establishments and has an extensive career working at some of the best local eateries.


In his free time, he enjoys live music, spoiling his pup, Fury, and any activity that gets him outside! (After all, we live in THE most beautiful area.)

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Destinny Guillen

Group Sales Manager


Destinny joined the Mountain Hospitality Concepts team in January of 2023. Destinny manages events and catering for The Appalachian, Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ, and The Pines Downtown. If you have a dream event, you can count on Destinny to bring it to life!


Destinny has lived in Sevier County her whole life, so Southern Hospitality comes easy! Destinny has a passion for community nonprofit work and has been an integral part in several fundraising events for the community. Outside of work, Destinny enjoys eating, spending time with her friends, and hanging out with her pup, Bentlee.

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Work With Us

Opportunity awaits at MHC! Our 3 restaurant concepts in Sevierville, Tennessee are regularly hiring! If you are
interested in joining our dedicated team of great people, check out our current listings. Upload your resume and
send us a message for more information!

Apply at The Appalachian here Apply at Trotter's here Apply at the Pines here

Spaces & Catering

We have large and small event spaces available at all three Mountain Hospitality Concepts shown below. Mountain Hospitality Concepts offers custom menu creation with items from each of our 3 restaurant concepts in Downtown Sevierville. Menu and drink options are listed on our events and catering page.

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The Appalachian

Maximum Occupancy 130*


Prepare for a night to remember at The Appalachian! To set the mood for this culinary experience, the interior design is led by darker tones with touches of brass, stone, and wood. Our open-kitchen concept provides guests with a unique, immersive experience giving guests a front seat to our chef's work. The venue boasts of indoor/ outdoor seating, a full-service bar, and a private room that can hold up to 14. Events perfect for The Appalachian are wedding rehearsals, wedding receptions, fundraisers, or special celebrations.

Trotter's Whole Hog BBQ exterior

Trotter's Whole Hog BBQ

Maximum Occupancy 80*


At Trotter's, comfort is key! Trotter's has a casual and inviting atmosphere equipped with both indoor and outdoor seating, as well as retractable building-front windows. Customize a bbq event from box lunches to a whole-hog experience and invite guests to pour their own beers from our twenty self-serve beer taps. Events perfect for Trotter's are wedding rehearsals, wedding receptions, birthday parties, fundraisers, corporate events and more!

The Pines Downtown interior

The Pines Downtown

Maximum Occupancy 225*


At The Pines, celebrations are right up our alley! We're happy to customize your event big or small, fancy or festive. With provisions, chef-inspired pours, and pins to choose from, your event is sure to be unlike any other. We've hosted duckpin bowling tournaments, silent discos, live VJ (video jockeys), trivia nights, and more - if you can dream it, we can do it! Events perfect for The Pines are wedding receptions, celebrations, fundraisers, or corporate events.

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