Hickory NC Chefs Selected by James Beard Foundation

Chef Kyle McKnight of Highland Avenue in Hickory, NC is one of the chefs preparing this James Beard Foundation dinner. Photo: Carolina Moon Hospitality, Hickory NC.
Chef Kyle McKnight of Highland Avenue in Hickory, NC is one of the chefs preparing this James Beard Foundation dinner. Photo: Carolina Moon Hospitality, Hickory NC.

A Distinguished Honor for Hickory NC Restaurant Chefs to Be Selected for New York ‘Small Towns, Big Flavors’

Released by Natalie Stachon, Carolina Moon Hospitality

Highland Avenue is thrilled to participate in the upcoming ‘Small Towns, Big Flavors’ dinner to be held at The Beard House on April 18, 2016. The dinner by the James Beard Foundation will be prepared by specially selected chefs from across the country, and two of Highland Avenue’s chefs have been selected.

Chefs Kyle McKnight and Sam Stachon will be preparing the following menu items for the dinner:

  • Carolina Heritage Souse with Jimmy Red Corn–Benne Seed Pones, Sweet Potato Mustard, and Watermelon Pickles
  • Pecan Wood–Smoked Heritage Pork Shoulder with Fermented Geechie Boy Mill Farro Grits and Preserved Chile Braisage

This celebration will be attended by members of the Carolina Moon Hospitality family: Ron and Meg Locke, Will Locke, Robert Locke, Margaret Locke, Natalie Stachon, and Mariah Chalk.

“To be in New York celebrating Highland Avenue’s success with our culinary team is an honor and a privilege. We believe in the mission of the James Beard Foundation and we believe that food, philanthropy and community will build a better tomorrow for all.” says Meg Jenkins Locke, owner of Highland Avenue Restaurant.

The mission of the James Beard Foundation is to celebrate, nurture, and preserve America’s culinary heritage and future. Towards this end, chefs are invited to “perform” at The Beard House by presenting lunches, brunches, workshops, and dinners to Foundation members and the public. The Beard House is located at 167 W 12th Street, in New York NY.

For those planning to be in New York on April 18, tickets may be purchased online for this high-end food event. More information about the foundation event is online at www.jamesbeard.org/resources/chefs.

Highland Avenue, owned by the Locke family, is Hickory’s premiere culinary destination with a focus on our farmers, vendors and purveyors; those who work with us and for us; and our guests who honor us with their patronage. Our commitment to extreme hospitality invites guests to return time and again. The Locke family are committed to preserving Hickory’s history and honoring it with sustainable and thoughtful development. The Highland Avenue restaurant is located at 883 Highland Avenue SE, in Hickory NC. They are open Mondays through Saturdays starting at 5pm. Their website is  www.highlandavenuerestaurant.com, and they are one of the five restaurants within Carolina Moon Hospitality.

 

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