joshua's Team

David Hall


David is a native of North Carolina, and a graduate of the French Culinary Institute of New York.

After graduation he was offered the opportunity to apprentice with Chef Fritz Blank at the renowned Deux Cheminees restaurant in Center City Philadelphia.

In 2002, David founded Joshua’s on West Ave in Jenkintown – named after his son – to prepare and serve the kind of food he loves: fresh, healthy and homemade. It was one of the first farm to table Cafes. Soon the catering arm became such a demand that he closed the cafe and moved to our current location on Oak Lane Avenue to focus exclusively on catering.

David lives with his Partner and their two dogs, Butchie, our company mascot, and Syler a lovable golden retriever. In their free time they ride their bikes around Fishtown exploring all of the new places opening up.

Jason Nejberger

Executive Chef

Jason is a native Philadelphian, and a graduate of Penn State University. Graduating in 1990 with a degree in Hotel Restaurant Management.

Jason began his career when he was 15 years old, working in his father's restaurant. In 1997, Jason opened Carambola where he was the Executive Chef and Owner. Jason has won several awards throughout his career, including the 1999 Gourmet Magazine "Top Tables" award for best Family Restaurant in Philadelphia. He brings the same excellence to our company. Working with our clients to develop fresh tastes and unique food presentations. Jason enjoys running and being with his family. 

Laurie Durkin

SR. EVENT Specialist

Laurie is a native of Maryland and holds a B.S. from University of Maryland and her MBA from University of Massachusetts.

With a previous career in healthcare, focusing on business development, marketing, and communications, she brought all of that skill to us in the formative times of Joshua’s Catering. She hit the streets and began the relationships we now have with many of our venues and vendor partners.

She is focused and attentive to details, that few may never even think of, to make her clients special event amazing. With her many years now with Joshua’s, her expertise in menu development and event timelines has gained the respect and trust of all our clients. She enjoys her family ski trips and is passionate about fitness. She is also just happy hanging with her pug, Norman. 

joshuas Catering

804 Oak Lane Avenue,

Philadelphia, PA 19126

Phone. 215-224-1800