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WE LEFT THE CITY TO COME HOME AND FOLLOW OUR DREAM.
After three exciting decades as one of New York City’s top caterers and event designers, we are bringing all that we are known for—delicious food, impeccable service, and great style—to our new Culinary Event Center in Durham, Pennsylvania. Around an original 1730s stone farmhouse that overlooks 33 bucolic acres of rolling lawns and spring-fed ponds, we added a magnificent barn. With 14,000 sq.ft. of entertaining space, Durham Springs is the perfect venue for weddings, business, or social events. We also offer off-premise catering and event design service. Let’s create something wonderful together—our place or yours. “We’ve come home. We get to be in the place we want, be around the people we care about, doing what we love.”
DAN FEHLIG—Cofounder and Artistic Director
With degrees in architecture and theater and eleven years of experience in New York’s finest restaurants, Dan decided it was time to merge his skills with his innate sense of style and service and make his own statement. In 1983, he founded The Upper Crust, Catering & Events.
Having progressed from waiter to captain to management in such New York institutions as the Four Seasons, 21 Club, and The River Café, he understands the integral part that each staff member plays in shaping an extraordinary experience and is always vigilant when it comes to food, service, and style. Adding his desire for creative development, his unique design skills, and theatrical flair to his service portfolio, Dan's talents are the ingredients that, blended together, make him the maestro of the most compelling events.
IAN HUMPHREYS—Cofounder and Marketing Director
Ian Humphreys, raised internationally, was educated in Australia, Mexico, San Francisco, and Hawaii. He attended The University of California, Berkeley and received a master’s degree from Drew University in New Jersey. He taught for over twenty years at Manhattan’s Convent of the Sacred Heart and served as Director of Program Planning for all twenty four Sacred Heart Schools in the United States and Canada. He was the Director of the Garcia Family Foundation, which helps underserved communities with financial needs to attain access to education, art, and culture. Ian brings all of his savoir faire to Durham Springs—culinary event center.
FRANCESCO MARTORELLA—Executive Chef
Francesco Martorella was raised in Ottsville, Pennsylvania. He earned a degree from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Over his 25 year career he has received awards from The James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine, and Esquire.He served as the Executive Chef at Philadelphia’s Brasserie Perrier before opening his own lauded restaurant, Bliss. He comes to Durham Springs from the highly acclaimed Jansen in Mount Airy, Pennsylvania where he was the Chef de Cuisine. Francesco is returning home to the beautiful Delaware River Valley bringing his reputation, kitchen acumen, and finesse to Cascade the restaurant at Durham Springs. His menus reflect the outstanding seasonal ingredients of the Delaware River Valley.
TERRY MARROW—Sales Director
Terry Marrow is the perfect person to help you plan and organize any event—a wedding, a corporate meeting or a family gathering: large or small. Terry has worked in some of the area’s finest establishments—the Historic Bethlehem Hotel, The Glasbern Inn, and Blue Mountain Vineyards—and now she brings all her 20 plus years in the area’s hospitality industry to Durham Springs. With a master’s degree in Marketing & Business Administration from Lehigh University, Terry has an understanding of the importance of budget and organization that is critical to realize any function. But it is Terry’s great bubbly personality and desire to do all she can to make your event all that you hope for that makes her such a valued member of the Durham Springs team.
MICHAEL LONG—Director of Operations
Michael Long has been a resident of Bucks County since 1989. He has over 30 years of executive management experience in the retail industry. He has worked for several international companies including Bloomingdales, Eddie Bauer and Zale Corp. in the disciplines of operations, loss prevention, workplace safety and inventory accuracy. Through his professional accomplishments, Michael has earned numerous awards and has been recognized nationally as an expert in the area of inventory management and workplace safety. Michael has also served as a senior consultant for a risk management consulting firm, managing all investigative and workplace safety services. He has also consulted numerous small businesses to improve their operational efficiency to increase sales volume and profit margins. Michael is a published writer and has over 10 years experience managing a non-profit humanitarian aid organization for children.