SoDel Chef Maurice Catlett to participate in cookoff for Milton Historical Society Sept. 9

The Milton Historical Society announced that Chef Maurice Catlett from Matt's Fish Camp Lewes will participate in the second annual King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef Cookoff and Basket Raffle fundraiser set for 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Milton Fire Hall.

Born and raised in Dover, Catlett became passionate about cooking at a young age. As a child, he participated in all holiday meal preparations and family barbecues. He worked his way up in the restaurant industry, starting as a line cook in 2008. He has been a part of the SoDel team for much of his culinary career and is currently enjoying his sixth year with the company. In 2012 he was promoted to executive chef of Fish On in Lewes. In 2016 he was asked to open a new SoDel restaurant, Matt's Fish Camp Lewes, where he took an active involvement in all aspects of menu design, kitchen design and hiring. Catlett has had the honor of cooking at the James Beard House twice during his tenure as a chef, alongside SoDel Concepts Executive Chef Douglas Ruley. He lives in Millsboro with his three children, Macie, Dominic, and Gianni, and his dog Rico.

Tickets are $35 for members who pay before noon, Friday, Sept. 8. All tickets purchased at the door will be $45. For the cost of admission, guests will be provided with cold appetizers, a small-plate portion of all participating chefs’ offerings, ice cream donated by King's Ice Cream, complimentary water and soda, an event pint glass sponsored by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and a vote for the King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef Cookoff winner. A cash bar will offer a selection of wine and Dogfish Head beer.

To purchase event tickets, email or call 302-684-1010.