April 22, 2018

SoDel Cares, a charitable foundation founded by SoDel Concepts, recently donated $4,000 to the Food Bank of Delaware.

The culinary program teaches underemployed and unemployed individuals the skills they need to get a foothold in the hospitality industry.

“Graduates of the Food Bank of Delaware’s culinary program work in restaurants throughout the state,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, which has 10 restaurants and Plate Catering. “It’s a valuable program for the community and our industry.”

Doug Ruley, corporate chef for SoDel Concepts, said,“The Food Bank works with the students to help them find jobs after graduation. Chef Tim Hunter is a great mentor.”

In addition to running the culinary school, the Food Bank provides low- and no-cost food to qualified programs in the state, raises awareness about hunger and food security issues, mobilizes support for anti-hunger efforts, and develops and implements a statewide nutrition program to assist low-income families, individuals and children.

“They serve Delaware in so many ways,” Kammerer said. “We are proud to support them.”