Highland Avenue Restaurant Hosting Top-Notch Chefs

Highland Avenue Restaurant

Highland Avenue Restaurant in Hickory, North Carolina, is hosting an astounding group of culinary professionals. The following participants are from the state of North Carolina and include a James Beard award-winning chef. These chefs own and operate some of the finest dining establishments all over the state.


  • Nate Allen (Knife and Fork Restaurant, Spoon Cocktail Lounge) 2016 James Beard Semifinalist: Best Chef.
  • Clark Barlowe (Heirloom).
  • Jameson Chavez (manna).
  • Ashley Christensen (AC Restaurants) 2014 James Beard: Best Chef Southeast; 2016 James Beard Semifinalist, Best New Restaurant; 2016 James Beard Semifinalist: Outstanding Chef.
  • James Doss (Rx, Pembroke’s).
  • Matt Kelly (Vin Rouge, Mateo) 2016 James Beard Semifinalist: Best Chef Southeast.
  • Clarke Merrell (Circa 81, Dank Burrito).
  • Mike Moore (The Blind Pig of Asheville).
  • Elliott Moss (Buxton Hill).
  • Rebecca Paredes (manna).
  • Andrew Ullom (AC Restaurants).

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person through March 6 and $175 after March 7.

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