Cheri Nuchols

Catering Sales Manager

Cheri Nuchols solicits bookings and oversees the food and beverage needs for various events.  She books social events, weddings and one-day corporate gatherings and works directly with clients from start to finish, detailing every aspect of their event to ensure they have a great experience.

Nuchols has worked at the center since 2003 and has been recognized threes time with internal leadership awards. She began her career in the hospitality business in 1986 as convention service coordinator for the Knoxville Hilton and was promoted to catering sales manager, serving the hotel for 17 years.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics and early childhood development from the University of Tennessee in 1979.

Nuchols is active in the community and enjoys volunteering for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee and Deaf at Work Inc.


Phone: 865-251-6023
Mobile: 865-740-0375



701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


How long have you lived in Knoxville?

I am a native Knoxvillian and have lived here all of my life.

What is your favorite activity to do in Knoxville?

I like the outdoors, boating on the lakes, picnicking and hiking in the mountains and surrounding areas.

What is your favorite location in Knoxville?

I have more than one favorite location because Knoxville has a lot to offer. The downtown area and Market Square have numerous restaurants, special events and a movie theater. The UT area has football games and tailgating. I also love attending special events like Boomsday, the Rossini Festival and the Farmers’ Market.

What do you thinks sets Knoxville apart as a great city to visit?

The people are friendly. We have all seasons, and there are a lot of local attractions like the Knoxville Museum of Art, the East Tennessee History Center and Museum, Market Square, the Old City and the University of Tennessee.  We have easy access to several lakes and mountains.

What is your favorite part about working at the Knoxville Convention Center?

I like working with different clients. Each event brings a different challenge and therefore makes my job interesting and brings something new every day. I also enjoy working with our staff from each department. The Knoxville Convention Center is a beautiful building to sell.