Coastal Style: SoDel’s Kammerer ‘Best Businessman’ in Sussex

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, was recently named “Best Businessman” in Sussex County by the readers of Coastal Style magazine. SoDel Concepts owns 10 restaurants in coastal Sussex County.

REHOBOTH BEACH — Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, was recently named Best Businessman in Sussex County by the readers of Coastal Style magazine.

This is the fourth year that he’s received the award.

SoDel Concepts owns 10 restaurants in coastal Sussex County, as well as Plate Catering.

Mr. 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 Superstar Business Award.

“It is always an honor to be recognized,” he said. “But no one does it alone. SoDel Concepts has a team of dedicated and highly skilled people, some of whom have been with us for a decade or more. They share a common vision when it comes to giving guests the best possible experience and helping our communities.”

In the past, SoDel Cares, the company’s philanthropic arm, has received a Coastal Style award for contributions to the community.

Mr. Kammerer, a native of New Jersey, started out in the Delaware hospitality industry in 1992 as a dishwasher in Rehoboth Beach. By 1996, he was the general manager of a popular seafood restaurant.  He is now one of the most successful restaurant developers in the history of Delaware.

On Nov. 7, he will be the keynote speaker at the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Anniversary Superstar in Business Awards luncheon.

Mr. Kammerer and his wife, Lisa, live in Rehoboth. They have three sons.

Coastal Style Magazine will hold a party to honor its Best Of winners at Seacrets in Ocean City, MD, on Friday, Sept. 28.

For information about SoDel Concepts, visit sodelconcepts.com.

About SoDel Concepts

Based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, SoDel Concepts is a multifaceted, award-winning hospitality group with 10 coastal restaurants: Fish On and Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes; The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro; Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar and Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth; Matt’s Fish Camp and Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany Beach; NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View; and Catch 54 and Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria in Fenwick Island.

SoDel Concepts also has Plate Catering. Other divisions include Haley/Kammerer, a hospitality consulting firm, and Highwater Management, a hospitality management company, as well as SoDel Films, Matt’s Homemade Soda Co., a line of artisanal sodas, and SoDel Salts, a line of chef-inspired gourmet seasonings.

Chef Matt Haley, the recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award, founded SoDel Concepts in 2004. After his death in August of 2014, Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, started the SoDel Cares Fund in his honor.

The nonprofit supports local organizations that assist children, at-risk youth and adults, and the elderly. SoDel Care’s primary mission is to contribute in a positive way to the communities in which SoDel Concepts does business. For additional information, visit sodelconcepts.com.

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