SoDel Concepts names new Crust & Craft management team

The management team at Crust & Craft includes some familiar faces. SoDel Concepts purchased the Midway restaurant in early 2019. Shown are (l-r) Chris Parks, corporate chef; Katie Sherman, general manager; Nina Maddox, executive chef; Wes Books, manager; and Dan Levin, director of operations. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The management team at Crust & Craft includes some familiar faces. SoDel Concepts purchased the Midway restaurant in early 2019. Shown are (l-r) Chris Parks, corporate chef; Katie Sherman, general manager; Nina Maddox, executive chef; Wes Books, manager; and Dan Levin, director of operations. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced the management lineup at Crust & Craft, a Rehoboth Beach restaurant purchased by the hospitality group earlier this year.

General Manager Katie Sherman was with Crust & Craft before the acquisition, since it opened in 2015 in the Midway area on Route 1.

“Katie understands that Crust & Craft is unique both to the area and to our portfolio,” Kammerer said. “I can’t express how delighted I am to have her on our team.”

Executive Chef Nina Maddox came to Crust & Craft from Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach, also a SoDel Concepts restaurant. Corporate Chef Chris Parks, another Lupo alum, oversees both restaurants.

“Nina has shown an incredible work ethic, and she’s a motivated team leader,” said Doug Ruley, SoDel Concepts vice president of culinary operations.

Dan Levin, a longtime SoDel Concepts employee, is director of operations, and Wes Books is the manager. Books, who helped open Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Rehoboth, is experiencing a homecoming of sorts. Like Sherman, he was on Crust & Crafts’ opening team in 2015.

“Wes has worked at several of our restaurants and knows our culture,” Kammerer said. “Together, the team’s familiarity with the concept, the restaurant and our company has made the transition seamless, and the restaurant’s sales have more than doubled since we took over.”

Crust & Craft, which was recently renovated, is now open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

For more information, go to www.sodelconcepts.com.