Highrail Southern Eatery Team

At Highrail Southern Eatery, every team member works together to help ensure that your experience is everything it should be.

We put together a team of dedicated professionals who care about delivering memorable times and delicious meals, and it shows in every dish we serve, and every drink we pour.

Brien McKenzie Executive Chef & Manager Highrail

Brien McKenzie

Executive Chef &

Highrail Southern Eatery places meal quality and customer service above everything else, and that calls for the kind of passion and devotion to craft that only experience, drive, and knowledge can produce. And Chef Brien McKenzie is the perfect person to deliver those qualities, and much more.

Brien has loved creating and serving great food for as long as he can remember. He holds degrees in culinary arts and restaurant and hotel management, and he has extensive experience developing menus for national brands like Chef Point Café, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Pappasito’s Café, and Knife Dallas.

Brien has managed restaurants for years as well, and his dual experience helps him keep Highrail Southern Eatery running with a customer-first attitude and a menu of country classics and new favorites.

Krystle Neal Front of House - Highrail

Lisa Battle

Sous Chef & Manager

Chef Lisa has been preparing meals for her family since age six. Food has always been her passion. She owned and operated a catering business for 25 years, teaching herself the trade and the business of pleasing the appetites and tastes of her guests.

She attended the distinguished Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts and has earned four culinary degrees and six Presidential Badges of Honor while also earning a 4.0 grade point average in all her studies.

Chef Lisa also obtained an Associates of Occupational Studies in Hospitality and Restaurant Operations Management, an Associates of Occupational Studies in Food and Beverage Management, an Associates of Culinary Arts and Operations and a Diploma of Occupational Studies in Baking and Pastry.

Chef Lisa brings all of this education and knowledge to Highrail Southern Eatery along with her passion for pleasing each of our guests.

Visit Highrail Southern Eatery Today

Highrail Southern Eatery knows that a memorable experience needs a solid foundation of care and experience, and our team of professionals provides that for every guest who visits us.

Stop by Highrail Southern Eatery in Thomson, GA today, and discover for yourself how a crack team of folks who love good food and great service can help create memories.

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