SoDel Concepts, a Rehoboth Beach-based hospitality group, has entered into an agreement to purchase Crust & Craft, a Rehoboth Beach restaurant specializing in handmade pizzas cooked in a wood-burning oven, and craft beer. The sale should be finalized by Feb. 25.
Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced that Chris Parks was promoted to the position of corporate chef.
Parks, formerly the executive chef at Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach, will continue overseeing that restaurant — one of 10 under SoDel Concepts’ umbrella — as well as the regularly catered breakfast operations at two major downtown Rehoboth Beach hotels.
SoDel Concepts is giving its guests a tasty way to beat the post-holiday blues. From now until Saturday, Feb. 16, all 10 of the hospitality group’s restaurants are offering grilled cheese specials.
SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $4,000 to the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation.
Formed in 1999, the nonprofit CHEF provides resources to help students in the Cape Henlopen School District excel and develop their full potential.
Save the calorie-counting for January. SoDel Concepts is offering innovative, delectable desserts during the entire month of December at all 10 of the hospitality company’s coastal Sussex County restaurants.
The promotion is an excellent way to showcase the skills of Dru Tevis, the company’s new corporate pastry chef, said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts. “These incredible desserts demonstrate – in a very delicious way – that we are taking our dessert program to the next level.“
Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, announced that Dru Tevis is the hospitality company’s new corporate pastry chef.
“Dru is known for his innovative, beautiful and delicious desserts,” said Kammerer. “Having him on board will take our dessert program to an entirely new level. We’re excited to have him on our team.”
REHOBOTH BEACH, DEL. (Nov. 15, 2018) — SoDel Concepts, a hospitality group with 10 restaurants, recently held its first class for employees interested in becoming certified beer servers.
“We used study guides provided by the Cicerone Certification program, which is the gold standard for beer training, and additional materials that I compiled,” said Matt Patton director of SoDel Concepts’ beer program, one of only seven Certified Cicerones® in the State of Delaware, and an avid home brewer. “The class covered the proper way to pour and serve beer. We also talked about a wide variety of beer styles and flavors so that our team can help guests choose from the many beers that we offer. The training included an extensive beer tasting to develop first hand experience with the styles.”
SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently donated $4,000 to Primeros Pasos, an early learning childhood learning center in Georgetown.
Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced that Maurice Catlett was promoted to the position of corporate chef.
Based in Rehoboth Beach, SoDel Concepts has 10 restaurants. Catlett is running Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes, which he helped open. Additionally, he is overseeing the culinary operations at Fish On in Lewes and The Clubhouse at Baywood, a restaurant and event venue in Millsboro.
SoDel Cares, a charitable foundation founded by SoDel Concepts, recently donated $4,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, will hold its fourth annual fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at Fish On in the Villages of Five Points, Lewes.
SoDel Cares was created after the death of Matt Haley, the company’s founder, in 2014. Haley, a noted philanthropist, was the recipient of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Matt Patton, a director of operations for SoDel Concepts, recently made the Delaware Business Times list of 40 Delawareans under 40 who are being recognized for professional accomplishments, community service, leadership and vision.
This is the fifth year for the DBT 40 awards, which are bestowed by Delaware Business Times magazine.
The culinary team at SoDel Concepts prepared more than 8,000 meals during the NASCAR events Oct. 5-7 at Dover International Speedway in Dover. The race weekend is a major tourist attraction in the state.
Shifts started at 3 a.m. to prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for the media, speedway employees, police officers, emergency responders, security guards, homeland security personnel, NASCAR drivers and crews, and event sponsors.
Lisa Wheeler, the director of human resources for SoDel Concepts, was nominated for the Human Resources Innovator of the Year award, a category in the 2018 Human Resources Awards presented by Delaware Business Times and the Delaware Society for Human Resource Management.
The Clubhouse at Baywood near Millsboro was named the Best Wedding Venue in Sussex County by the readers of Coastal Style magazine.
“We are dedicated to making sure our couples have a perfect day, from the setting to the food to the service,” said Danielle Panarello, director of operations for The Clubhouse at Baywood. “It’s gratifying to see that the readers of Coastal Style recognize our team’s hard work.”
“The Shining Star is one of the best programs we have at SoDel Concepts,” said Scott Kammerer, president of the company, which has 10 restaurants along the Sussex County coast and a hospitality management division. “The award helps us show our employees how much we value them and appreciate the hard work they do every day in our restaurants. “We want them to know that when they go above and beyond to make each guest’s experience great, we notice – and so do our guests.”
Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, was recently voted Best Businessman in Sussex County by the readers of Coastal Style magazine. This is the fourth year he has received the award. SoDel Concepts owns 10 restaurants in coastal Sussex County, as well as Plate Catering.
Kammerer has received many state and regional recognitions, including the Delaware Restaurant Association’s 2016 Cornerstone Award and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award.
Most diners have heard of a sommelier, a trained and knowledgeable wine professional who often works in high-quality restaurants. However, they might not have heard of a cicerone. The term, pronounced "sis-uh-rohn," refers to hospitality professionals with proven experience in selecting, acquiring and serving a wide range of beers.
“August is one of the best times of the year to be a chef,” said Doug Ruley, vice president of culinary operations for SoDel Concepts. “On the Delmarva Peninsula, there is an abundance of fresh ingredients. That includes seafood, meats and poultry as well as produce. We are lucky that we can partner with local growers. It goes along with SoDel’s commitment to our communities to prepare simple, fresh, beautiful food.”
Team Ace of Bases held steady to win the fourth annual SoDel Summer Softball Showdown July 18 at Sports at the Beach in Georgetown.
The team was one of eight comprising SoDel Concepts employees. Each team of 15 to 20 people played two three-inning games. Then the teams sent two players to the plate for a home run derby.