Highland Avenue Restaurant

Highland Avenue Restaurant Hosting Top-Notch Chefs

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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