Wednesday, June 9, 2010


The Morehead Inn and The VanLandingham Estate welcome Kevin Lynch as
their new Executive Chef and Christen Spotts as their new Sous Chef.
They will be responsible for providing the fresh, original food
selections the historic Inns have become reknown for as well as
overseeing Good Gracious! Events for offsite gatherings.

"The success we've enjoyed is based on the foundation of offering
our guests delicious Southern staples that are handmade from the
freshest ingredients," says Billy Maddalon, managing partner of Unique
Southern Estates who are the owners of The Morehead Inn and the
VanLandingham Estate. "It also takes unique talent in the kitchen and
that is what both Kevin and Chris bring to our team." Both Inns are
host to some of the most beautiful weddings, extravagant social events
and productive business meetings in the region.

Kevin Lynch became a chef as an outlet for his creativity. "I am
addicted to the creative aspect of what it is to be a chef," says
Lynch. "I combine that passion with my zeal for eating healthy and
staying in shape. This singular approach allows me to produce fresh
food creations that inspire, but are also healthy." Lynch is an
endurance athlete in addition to his duties as Executive Chef. Prior
to his leading the kitchen teams at The Morehead Inn and The
VanLandingham Estate, Lynch worked at the former Charlotte landmark
The Lamplighter, The Townhouse, Metropolitan Café and Something
Classic Catering.

Christen Spotts has been working in kitchens since he was 13 years
old. "I was influenced by my mother, the greatest cook I know, and
those I've worked - and learned from - throughout my 18 years of
cooking and creating," says Spotts. Known as a perfectionist, Spotts
is continually improving and honing his dishes. "My greatest
compliment is watching guests enjoy the fare I have created." Spotts'
career has allowed him to work in some of Florida's most respected
restaurants. He also was a District Sales Representative for a large
food purveyor, giving him the opportunity to experience a different
side of food service.

"A recipe to me is really an idea played out with food. I get in my
head, an idea, and it starts to spin - a little of this, a little of
that - and then you are off creating something new and making it your
own for other people to enjoy," adds Spotts.

A Georgian Revival-style Bed & Breakfast, the Morehead Inn is well-
known for corporate meetings, elegant weddings and unique social
events. It is located in the heart of historic Dilworth just minutes
from uptown Charlotte. It is listed on the Mecklenburg County Historic
Register and features personalized service, exceptional cuisine,
private suites and ample meeting space in exclusive surroundings.

Located in historic Plaza-Midwood, The VanLandingham Estate Inn &
Conference Center includes the historic Harwood home and five-acres of
gardens, designed by Lee Collier, with five treasure trees. Harwood,
designed by C.C. Hook, features nine private guest suites, a secluded
carriage house and a newly renovated Garden Room. Both the gardens and
the Estate are listed separately on the National Register of Historic

Good Gracious! Events is the exclusive caterer of The Morehead Inn and
The VanLandingham Estate, well-known for creating high-quality food
presentations accompanied with a dedication to providing the
outstanding service required to make your event impressive, memorable
and unforgettable.

For more information, please visit or call The Morehead Inn at
or 704-376-3357, The VanLandingham Estate or 704-334-8909 and Good Gracious!
Events at or 704-375-3919.