SoDel Concepts receives Inspiring Business Award

SELBYVILLE – SoDel Concepts, a hospitality group with eight restaurants along the Delaware coast, recently received the Inspiring Business Award from the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

The award – presented during the 39th Annual Member Celebration, held Oct. 22 at the Cove Bar & Grille at Bayside in Selbyville – is given to a group or individual who actively encourages and perpetuates business innovation, freely shares ideas and opinions regarding business issues and is a catalyst for the future of business.

11 SoDel Scott Kammerer, President SoDel Concepts

Scott Kammerer is president/CEO of SoDel Concepts, which recently received the Inspiring Business Award from the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.

“We are honored to have been nominated by our peers to receive this award, which at its core is about supporting our communities and encouraging small business growth in our area,” said Scott Kammerer, president and CEO of SoDel Concepts, which also owns Plate Catering and the food truck Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen. SoDel Concepts also has a film production division, an artisanal soda line and hospital management and consulting divisions.

“It’s been a long, challenging year,” Mr. Kammerer said. “But it’s also been extraordinarily rewarding to see our team step up to the challenge and work tirelessly to succeed.”

The award was presented by Doug Phillips, marketing and communication manager for the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and the Carl M. Freeman Foundation.

“When I think of this year’s winner of the Inspiring Business Award, I don’t always immediately think of the amazing dishes that they produce,” Mr. Phillips said at the ceremony. “I think of a dedicated group of people who have immersed themselves in our community and are amongst the first to offer help when needed. They have triumphed in the wake of tragedy, while continuing to innovate within their industry and captivate their customers.”

Mr. Phillips called SoDel Concept’s team the “kings and queens of the Culinary Coast.”

For information on SoDel Concepts, visit

About SoDel Concepts

Based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, SoDel Concepts is a multifaceted, award-winning hospitality group with eight restaurants: Fish On in Lewes; Lupo Italian Kitchen and Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Rehoboth; Matt’s Fish Camp and Bluecoast Seafood Grill in Bethany Beach; NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View; and Catch 54 and the first Papa Grande’s in Fenwick Island. The company’s businesses also include Plate Catering, Matt’s Homemade Soda Co. and Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen, a food truck. It also includes Haley/Kammerer, a hospitality consulting firm and Highwater Management, a hospitality management company, as well as SoDel Films.

SoDel Concepts was founded by chef-restaurateur Matt Haley, the recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award. After Haley passed away in Aug. 2014, Scott Kammerer became president and CEO of SoDel Concepts. The SoDel Cares Fund, a nonprofit, helps children and people in Delaware and across the globe.

Many of the fund’s efforts address hunger and sustainability. For additional information, visit

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