The Team

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.

Daniel Nightengale

Executive Chef

Daniel Nightengale joined High Cotton as Executive Chef in October 2017. As a student of The Ohio State University, Daniel took his time studying Food Science and Nutrition to better understand the way food affects our daily lives. As a former Graduate from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, as well, Daniel brings over 15 years of culinary experience and pedigree to High Cotton, including restaurant groups from New York City, Pennsylvania and Florida . When Daniel is not working, he enjoys watching sports, reading cookbooks , and furthering his passion for food and wine, cooking and dining out with his family.

Michael Sanders

General Manager

Michael, a native North Carolinian, grew up in Chatham County, just outside of Chapel Hill. He attended college in Wilmington, where he began his hospitality career as a dishwasher in a barbeque restaurant. Over the following fourteen years, he has held every position within the restaurant industry. Michael joined the company in 2016 as a manager at Hall’s Chophouse, before coming over to High Cotton and, most recently, becoming the General Manager.

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