SoDel Concepts presents 13 employees with Shining Star Awards

September 22, 2018

SoDel Concepts, a Rehoboth Beach-based hospitality company, recently announced that 13 team members received the company’s Shining Star Award. The employees selected demonstrate a commitment to cultivating a positive work environment and giving guests a memorable dining experience.

“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.” 

Restaurant managers and operations directors selected the employees for awards. “The managers are on the front lines, and they choose team members who epitomize our company culture and dedication to excellence,” Kammerer said.

The recipients are Rob Schmidke with Fish On; John Kurgansky with Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Rehoboth; Paige Tidwell with Sports at the Beach; Chris Lippa with Catch 54; Madison Thune with Matt's Fish Camp in Bethany Beach; Angie Polance with The Clubhouse at Baywood; Markus Lujan with Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Bethany Beach; Avery McCormick with Northeast Seafood Kitchen; Ashley Cox with Matt's Fish Camp Lewes; Timotei Smau and Marius Miron with Papa Grande's Coastal Taqueria; Kyle Mattson with DE Turf; and Matt Mattia with Lupo Italian Kitchen.

Each employee received a certificate and a $250 bonus. SoDel Concepts gives the awards four times a year. 

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