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(Lake City, S.C.)  August 16, 2017- The Inn at the Crossroads in Lake City, SC has appointed a new Executive Chef.  Chef Mahmoud “Sherif” Elkhyati will oversee all of the hotel’s food and beverage operations; including Crossroads on Main Restaurant as well as all banquet and catering menus. 

Chef Elkhyati has over a decade of culinary experience in various restaurants and catering operations.

“We are delighted to welcome Chef Elkhyati to The Inn at the Crossroads team,” said Kerri Robertson, General Manager of the hotel.  “His impressive qualifications and expertise in the catering industry will surely enhance our guests dining experiences.” 

Prior to joining the team at Crossroads on Main, Chef worked as the Executive Co-Chef at Victor’s Steak House & Wine in Florence, SC, where he was responsible for menu planning and preparation, catering events as well as the hiring and training of new kitchen staff. Chef Elkhyati has also held positions at Chelsea’s Restaurant and Pub in Lebanon, NJ as the Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager. He also worked as the Assistant Kitchen Manager at Carrabbas in Murrells Inlet, SC and was the Owner/Operator of the Norfay Café in Nazareth, PA.    

The Inn at the Crossroads is a unique boutique hotel located in historic downtown Lake City, SC.  It features the Crossroads on Main Restaurant, an upscale bistro style restaurant serving a regional type cuisine with a European twist utilizing high quality ingredients, such as certified Angus Beef, fresh seafood; farm raised free range chicken, and an abundance of locally grown foods from the Pee Dee and surrounding areas.

For more information please call the hotel directly at (843) 394-2100 or by visiting or  

About Strand Hospitality

With headquarters shared between Charlotte and Myrtle Beach. Strand also has operations in Atlanta. Founded more than 47 years ago, the company began as a developer/owner of full-service Holiday Inns, gradually moving into third-party management. Today with over 30 high-quality hotels in its management portfolio, the company continues to grow through development, joint ventures and third-party management. It specializes in two to four-star hotel segments and is approved to operate hotels under all the leading hotel brand families including; Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Wyndham, Choice and IHG.

Contact: Nichole Lederer / 704-771-4591

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