REHOBOTH BEACH — Jack Temple will serve as director of operations for SoDel Concepts, which has 12 restaurants in coastal Sussex County and another under construction in Fenwick Island.
Mr. Temple was previously the general manager of Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach, and he’s also been the general manager of Matt’s Fish Camp Lewes.
“Jack has been an integral part of our team since he joined SoDel Concepts in 2015 when he moved to the beach,” SoDel Concepts President Scott Kammerer said in a prepared statement. “He was the right choice to help open Matt’s Fish Camp in 2016, and he’s the right choice for director of operations. He's proven his leadership abilities over and over.”
Mr. Temple grew up in Columbia, Maryland, and attended Towson University, where he majored in political science. He cut his teeth in the hospitality industry at two Atwater’s restaurants in Baltimore, where he worked for nine years. He also helped open one of the company’s locations.
Mr. Temple knew he wanted to work for SoDel Concepts when he moved to the area.
“I was aware of SoDel’s reputation, and I was impressed by the company’s growth and the dedication to the team members,” he said in a prepared statement. “I accepted a job and never looked back.”
Mr. Temple worked closely with Mr. Kammerer and Matt Patton, who was recently promoted to director of development and construction, on the opening of Matt’s Fish Camp Lewes. In his new position, Mr. Temple will oversee Fish On in Lewes, Matt’s Fish Camp Lewes and The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, a restaurant and event venue.
“I’m excited to work with The Clubhouse at Baywood, which is such a beautiful property and working with the team there,” he said. “The hospitality industry provides so much opportunity. I love watching a dishwasher or line cook blossom into a manager or chef.”
Mr. Temple joins Kris Medford, Lauren Herlihy and Shannon Colburn, the other directors of operations for the hospitality company, which has grown significantly in the past 10 years.