MEET THE TEAM

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CHEF DAN WECKER

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OWNER 

Chef Dan has nearly 50 yrs. of culinary experience and has trained in cuisines from all over the world. Chef Dan's formal training was under French Chef Michel Beaupin. He is truly passionate about his craft and is always learning new techniques. Chef Dan is passionate about growing seasonal ingredients to use in his creative  menus. He enjoys showing our guests what's growing in the garden, spending time with his wife and grandkids, as well as a nice glass of red wine at the end of a long day.

 

Fun fact: He was an exchange student in Australia and even flew a bush plane!

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DONNA WECKER

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OWNER & MANAGEMENT

Donna loves making special memories & always strives to make The Elkridge Furnace Inn better each and every day. Of course being married to the chef, she loves participating in tastings and helping our couples plan their menus. She has her hands in most everything EFI related from sales to rolling up her sleeves and painting an entire room top to bottom. Nothing gets in her way! 

 

Fun fact: Donna is a World Champion Ballroom Dancer and is actively competing today! Want to learn the waltz for your first dance? ...she's your girl!

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SARAH HARDY

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DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

 

Sarah has 10 years industry experience & has finally found her niche at the Elkridge Furnace Inn. She works with our clients from the point of booking through the planning, and then on their big day... and she enjoys every moment. Her positivity, calming energy, vast industry knowledge, + determination to get the job done is just what is needed to execute a successful event. Anything Sarah can do to help, she will do so without hesitation. She is extra passionate about décor, design, & working with brides to bring their vision to life!

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LINDA JONES

ACCOUNTANT

Linda is the smiling face you see when you come to make payments and is a ray of sunshine. As a business owner herself, she understands all aspects of a hospitality family owned establishment and has been an amazing addition to our Elkridge Furnace Inn Team. 

Fun Fact: Linda owned her very own Tea Room in Ellicott City called Tea on the Tiber.