Lake City, SC Dining at The Inn at the Crossroads

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Meet Chef Mahmoud “Sherif” Elkhyati: 

A native of Alexandria, Egypt, Chef Mahmoud “Sherif” Elkhyati learned his love of food from his mother and still considers her an inspiration for many of his recipes.  At 22, the culinary spark was ignited when he moved to the United States where he was delighted to find an assortment of ingredients that were scarce in Egypt.  Starting in local bakeries and diners; Sherif went on to study Culinary Arts at North Hampton Community College and rounded out his education at Saucon Valley Country Club. 

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.    


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