Gwen Fowler



High Cotton wins award for being a good neighbor

Posted 8/2/2013 8:12:00 PM

Lots of us know that High Cotton in Charleston serves great food, but the restaurant is also a good neighbor.

High Cotton is the South Carolina winner of the 2013 Restaurant Neighbor Award given by the National Restaurant Association

According to its blog, the restaurant donates to the Neighborhood House of Charleston, the Lowcountry Food Bank and Communities in Schools of Charleston. Also, General Manager Jill Maynard established a scholarship at the Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical College in memory of her late husband.

State restaurant associations select a state winner, and those winners compete for four national awards. The National Restaurant Association says that nine out of 10 restaurants are involved in some type of community service, and the award program was created to recognize restaurants that work to improve the quality of life in the community.

High Cotton, both the Charleston and Greenville locations, are Maverick Southern Kitchen restaurants. The company also owns Slightly North of Broad in Charleston, Old Village Post House in Mount Pleasant and Charleston Cooks! in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.