MEET THE TEAM

CHEF DAN WECKER

OWNER & EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Dan has over 40 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 enjoys growing seasonal ingredients to use in his creative  menus. He also enjoys doing history tours of the property and some would say knows every nook and cranny at The Ekridge Furnace inn.

Fun fact: He's was an exchange student

in Australia and flew a bush plane!

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DONNA WECKER

OWNER | GENERAL MANAGER

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

DIRECTOR OF SALES | 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!

Fun Fact: Sarah owns her own planning + design company called Something Blue Events Design. Our Elkridge clients are able to use her expertise to their advantage pro bono... BONUS!

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CAMERON WECKER

RESTAURANT MANAGER

Son of Dan & Donna, some would say that Cameron was born for this! He is always looking for ways to innovate & improve the property. Cameron loves pushing the staff to be their best selves and appreciates an open door policy. He is helpful in not only the restaurant but also with our events.

Fun Fact : Cameron likes to thrift for treasures. He also is known as Mr. Shoe and collects high end sneakers. 

 

KURT HOCK

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Kurt is the guy making moves both behind the scenes and center stage. He makes sure the property is picture perfect and is that friendly face running your events. With over 25 years of industry experience, Kurt is well versed in all things catering and can solve just about any problem thrown his way. 

Fun Fact : Kurt loves to travel and has done some modeling back in the day.

GENELLE BALAN

EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF

Eldest daughter of Dan & Donna, Genelle has grown up in the kitchen. Like her father, she is drawn to the culinary arts. When she took a liking to pastry & baking, Chef Dan knew that she would be an amazing addition. After years of rigorous training, Genelle was able to prove herself and received the title as Executive Pastry Chef. She is very cultured and artistic which comes in handy when coming up with new desserts. 

Fun Fact: Genelle is a total cat lover and loves anything Harry Potter. 

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

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       ELKRIDGE, MD, 21075                                                                                            

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