The Team

High Steppin’ Lowcountry Living

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.

The Hall Family


With extensive experience in the hospitality industry, the Hall Family appreciates the importance of true hospitality and comfort. With experienced teams from our kitchens to our dining rooms, our restaurants offer superior dishes, service and an atmosphere that will entice our guests to stay, enjoy, and come back, time and again.

Zachary Dennis

General Manager

Zachary Dennis joined High Cotton as general manager in April 2016. A College of Charleston graduate, Zach brings over a decade of restaurant management background and pedigree to High Cotton, including restaurant groups in Charleston and his home town of Toronto, Canada. When Zach is not working, he enjoys cycling, reading, and furthering his passion for food and wine with cooking and dining out.

Shawn Kelly


Shawn Kelly has been putting out fires and making waves with Hall Management Group since 2003. 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 his family.