High Cotton Charleston is...

high steppin' Lowcountry living. It's a feeling of warmth and celebration that begins the moment you step inside. You'll find it in our gracious, knowledgeable servers, expertly prepared dishes and a remarkable wine and cocktail program.

From conversation and laughter in our bar to our stylish dining rooms of heart pine floors and antique brick, you'll come to understand true Charleston hospitality. That is, there's always cause for celebration - of our neighbors, our food and drink and each other. It's our great pleasure to share it with you.

Historic Charleston Location

with exceptional food and drink seeks culinary enthusiasts committed to getting it right.

Career Opportunities

As important as the ingredients we hand pick are the people we choose to craft and celebrate exceptional food and drink

Jill Maynard

General Manager

Jill Maynard never intended to make a career of the restaurant world, but the ambitious young woman found that hospitality offered precisely that: a career that inspired her. In 2011, Jill returned to restaurant operations as general manager of Slightly North of Broad, then to her current role at High Cotton Charleston in 2012 as general manager. When Jill is not working, she enjoys spending time on the water, playing with her chocolate labradors, Jed and Dylan, and cooking at home with family and friends.

Shawn Kelly

Chef

Shawn Kelly has been putting out fires and making waves with Maverick Southern Kitchens since 2003. He originally studied fire protection at the University of Akron in Ohio, but came to realize his true calling was working with flames on the stove. Shawn is known for his love of fresh seafood, regional ingredients, and culinary creativity. When Shawn is not in the kitchen, he enjoys watching and playing sports, going to the beach, and spending time with friends.

Tony Norton

Assistant General Manager

A Charleston native and attendee of the College of Charleston, Tony Norton is no stranger to Southern Hospitality. For the past 12 years he has dedicated his time and passion for food and wine to High Cotton. With his problem solving ability, integrity and capability to maintain a cool head, he has excelled over the years in the hospitality industry.

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