Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced that Julie Hemp was named general manager of Catch 54 in Fenwick Island, one of SoDel Concepts' 10 restaurants along the Delaware coast.
"Julie has extensive experience in the restaurant industry, including more than 14 years in the resort area," said Kammerer. "She has worked in kitchens and dining rooms, which makes her a valuable asset to our company."
The Pittsburgh-area native began her career in the hospitality industry at age 15, when she got a job at a steakhouse. She worked at the restaurant until she left for Indiana University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated with a degree in interior design.
In her sophomore year, she began working in restaurants in Ocean City, Md., and returned to such work after graduation. She joined SoDel Concepts in 2017 as assistant manager of Matt's Fish Camp in Bethany Beach and moved to Catch 54 in 2018.
Hemp lives in Ocean City with her husband, Brandon, and their children Riker, Beckam and Blakely.
"We're fortunate that Julie decided to spend that summer in college at the beach," Kammerer said. "Like many of the members of our team, she fell in love with the coastal area."
For information about SoDel Concepts and Catch 54, go to www.sodelconcepts.com.