The Inn at Stratford Hall Announces Nabil M. ElBallat as Executive Chef

Media Contact: Jim Schepmoes



For Immediate Release            

STRATFORD, VA, (July 8, 2015) – Nabil M. ElBallat has been named Executive Chef at the Inn at Stratford Hall. His experience in the United States has included working at hotels in New York City, New Orleans, San Jose, Dallas, Saint Louis, and Omaha. His international experience includes being an Executive Chef at restaurants in Cairo, Sharm el Sheikh, Makadi Bay, and South Sinai, Egypt.“Nabil is a welcome addition to the team at the Inn at Stratford Hall,” said Paul Reber, Stratford Hall’s Executive Director. “He has vast experience in all phases of dining room operations and his skills will enhance the dining and banquet events at Stratford.”

ElBallat is a certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation. He is an active member of the Texas Chef Association, Les Amis De Escoffer Society, and the Nebraska Chefs De Cuisine. He has won a Gold Medal at the Texas Food Show, been a Grand Prize winner at the SYSCO Food Exhibition, has had food recipes published in Bon Appetite Magazine, and has appeared as a guest on the TV show PM Magazine.

“I am looking forward to making our guest dining experience here at the Inn the best it can be, said ElBallat. “Guest satisfaction, for whatever meal function, is of the upmost importance to me.”

The Inn at Stratford Hall consists of Stratford’s lodging, dining and meeting facilities. It has twenty-one well-appointed guest rooms, eighteen individual log cabins, a dining room that seats one hundred-plus, as well as several meeting rooms for corporate functions. It is the perfect setting for weddings and family reunions.

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About Stratford Hall

Stratford Hall is one of the great houses of American history. Its magnificent setting on a high bluff above the Potomac River and its bold architectural style set it apart from any other colonial house, but its highest distinction is the family of patriots who lived there, the Lees of Virginia. Stratford Hall is the birthplace of Robert E. Lee and the home to the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee.

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