Open Mon - Sat at 5pm   828.267.9800   Reservations

Meet Our New Executive Chef!

Meet Our New Executive Chef!

Ben Sullivan, the new Executive Chef of Highland Avenue Restaurant, is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Johnson & Wales University and brings over 20 years’ experience in the restaurant industry. Ben was the owner of the award-winning restaurant Vintage 301 in Greensboro and has been the Executive Chef at Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Director of College Food & Beverage Service at Lees-McRae College. Ben’s family is deeply ingrained in Western North Carolina and has lived in the Appalachia since the early 1700’s. As a result, Ben possesses a true Southern core. Ben has a passion for strengthening community ties through food, and since moving to Hickory five years ago he has been very active in the community. He has worked with the Farmers Market, Cooperative Christian Ministry, and the Heart Association.


883 Highland Avenue SE
Hickory, North Carolina 28602
Open Mon - Sat at 5pm

Carolina Moon Hospitality