Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced the promotion of Meghan King to the position of director of training and development for the hospitality group, which has 10 restaurants along the coast and The Clubhouse at Baywood in Long Neck. King was previously the general manager of Lupo Italian Kitchen, SoDel's Italian restaurant in Rehoboth Beach.
"The director of training and development needs to be a skilled and experienced person who can work with new employees and represent our culture," Kammerer said. "The director must also know our policies and our practices inside and out. Meghan is perfect for the job."
King, who grew up in the greater Philadelphia area, moved to Lewes after graduating from high school. She has a bachelor's degree in human services from the University of Delaware. She started working for SoDel Concepts in 2008 as a server at Lupo.
Between her education and her on-the-job training, she has developed skills in staffing, scheduling and customer satisfaction. "Meghan is known for setting and upholding high standards of excellence," Kammerer said.
In her new position, she is training new managers and front-of-house employees. She's been on site at the new Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach, which opened in June. In fall, she will develop a continuing education program for all servers, front-of-house staff, managers and general managers.
"I really enjoy working with the employees and providing the information and education that will help them succeed on the job," King said. "It's rewarding to see them do well, and it sets the stage for our company's future growth."
King lives in Milton with her husband and two children.