Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced the opening of the management team at the hotel company’s brand new location, Matt’s Fish Camp on Fenwick Island.
“I couldn’t be more proud of this team,” Kammerer said. “It’s a talented group that represents our corporate culture. They are also senior leaders, and I know they are up to the challenge of opening a restaurant.
Seasoned SoDel Concepts veterans Lauren Bohager-Herlihy, COO, and Ronnie Burkle, CEO, will lead the team.
Bohager-Herlihy joined SoDel Concepts in 2011. As COO, she oversaw Papa Grande’s Catch 54 and Coastal Taqueria, both located near Fenwick.
Burkle, winner of the Sussex County Best Chef award, started working with SoDel in 2011. He was sous chef and then executive chef before being promoted to business manager. He oversaw the kitchens of Catch 54 and Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria, as well as the first Matt’s Fish Camp in North Bethany and NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View.
Charles Armstrong, the Executive Chef, has been with the company since 2013. He has worked at several SoDel Concepts restaurants, including Matt’s Fish Camp in North Bethany. Most recently, he was executive chef of Catch 54 and helped make the waterfront restaurant one of the area’s busiest establishments, Kammerer noted.
Armstrong will work closely with Brittany Gross, the Managing Director. Gross, who grew up in Pasadena, Maryland, began working in the industry at age 16 and continued while attending West Virginia University. After gaining managerial experience at a West Virginia brewery, she joined SoDel Concepts in 2020. Brut previously managed Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in North Bethany.
Matt’s Fish Camp at Fenwick Island is MFC’s third location. The second is in Lewes. The concept is known for its laid-back, nautical vibe, East Coast seafood classics, and creative variations of comforting coastal cuisine.
Fenwick Restaurant is scheduled to open in September. Follow the Facebook page for updates.
All current SoDel Concepts restaurants are open for meals and take-out. Visit sodelconcepts.com for a listing of establishments, special events and menus.