Ray Kumm named executive chef at Lupo Italian Kitchen

September 27, 2019

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced that Ray Kumm was named executive chef at Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach. Lupo is one of the hospitality company’s 11 restaurants in coastal Delaware.

Kumm, a native of Baltimore County, Md., has more than 10 years of experience in high-end restaurants, including establishments in Baltimore and Chicago. “We are excited about Ray’s background, and we value the knowledge that he brings to Lupo,” said Doug Ruley, vice president of culinary operations for SoDel Concepts. “As SoDel Concepts grows, Ray’s experience will be an asset.”

SoDel Concepts is currently building its 12th restaurant, Thompson Island Brewing Company, in Rehoboth Beach.

Kumm was previously the sous chef at Sotto Sopra, a top-rated Italian restaurant in Baltimore. He was also executive sous chef at Bad Hunter, a produce-focused concept in Chicago. Kumm also spent time in Philadelphia, where he was a produce buyer and cheese program manager for a food distribution company.

When it comes to his current position, Kumm is in the right place. He loves pasta. He also enjoys working in a small restaurant where the culinary team can get instant feedback from their guests. Kumm lives in downtown Rehoboth Beach with his fiancée, Katherine.

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