Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced the promotion of Charles Armstrong to the position of executive chef at Catch 54 in Fenwick Island, one of the hospitality group’s 10 restaurants.

“Charles is one of our favorite success stories,” said Kammerer. “He’s worked his way up the ranks with dedication and an eagerness to learn.”

Born in Midland, Texas, Armstrong grew up in Iowa and Illinois. Through Job Corps, he took a culinary course.

“The program gave me the practical skills to work in a professional kitchen,” said Armstrong. “It also taught me about combining flavors so that food tastes good.”

After relocating to Delaware in 2013, he was hired by SoDel Concepts. He started as a line cook at NorthEast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View and moved to Matt’s Fish Camp in Bethany Beach.

“It was exciting and rewarding to work with other SoDel Concepts chefs,” said Armstrong. “Each one taught me something new.”

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