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The Carter Center
One Copenhill
453 Freedom Parkway,
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Contact: Jane Quillen
jquillen@proofpudding.com
404-614-3732

Scenic Conference Center in Atlanta

Discover serenity surrounded by city at the Carter Center. Tucked into a beautiful 37-acre park and just minutes away from downtown Atlanta, the Center is set up for everything from small executive retreats and multi-day conferences to elegant evening receptions. Each of the meeting and event spaces include free Wi-Fi, audio-visual equipment, and impressive views of the grounds. Experience the Center's international spirit by hosting your next function at this one-of-a-kind venue.
 
Jane Quillen

Jane Quillen

Account Executive
404-614-3732
jquillen@proofpudding.com

Hometown

Chincoteague, Virginia

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Cookies and pound cakes

For fun

I love spending time with my family and friends cooking and tasting new wines.

Must see site or location

Piedmont Park

Most unusual food request

Curried goat

My work philosophy

Work hard each day to make sure each customer has a fun and memorable experience.
Janice Wilmer

Janice Wilmer

Creative Director
404-892-2359
jwilmer@proofpudding.com

Hometown

Lynchburg, Virginia

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Coconut Shrimp Martini and Ham and Pimento Cheese Biscuits.

At home I like to cook

Pizza! Did you know the world's best pizza is made by a girl from Lynchburg, Virginia? You should!

Must see site or location

I love the Silver Comet Trail.

Most memorable event

The first big dinner we catered for President and Mrs. Carter. We served a souffle for dessert, and it was stunning!

What I like best about my work

Shopping for decor and working with our wonderful clients. There's nothing better than searching for the piece to inspire the design!
Shelia Lockhart

Shelia Lockhart

Operations Director

Hometown

Dillon, South Carolina

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Lemon Ricotta Ravioli with a glass of Pinot Gris

At home I like to cook

Biscuits! There's nothing quite like waking up to the smell of freshly baked biscuits.

For fun

I love spending time with my husband just relaxing around the house.

Most unusual food request

We were asked to bake a cake for a groom that resembled a Black Labrador Retriever - and we had to make it in the house of the reception! Then, there was a squabble: the bride wanted the cake outside, and the groom wanted the cake inside. We stood holding the 40-pound cake while they decided what to do!

My work philosophy

No excuses and make sure every guest is happy!
Howard Garnel

Howard Garnel

Chef

hgarnel@proofpudding.com

Chef Howard is no stranger to varied cuisines. From Denver, Austin, Dallas, Grand Cayman, Charlotte , Charleston & South Beach he has seen it all. Howard settled in Atlanta where he was managing partner for US Cafe, winning "Best Burger in Atlanta" Editors Choice Creative Loafing.  Howard then opened Village Cafe in the Smyrna Market Village as Executive Chef, a farm to table scratch made concept. Howard then joined  Safari Hospitality as Executive Chef of Glorious Event & Alliance Hospitality in 2013 and lead his staff with confidence and creativity.

"I think of myself as a casual, comfortable guy. I truly believe that whether you are eating dinner at a wedding reception or picnicking in the back yard, the food that is produced should wrap you up, bring back wonderful memories or create new tantalizing ones. Food should be a desire and not a function".

When he gets a breather from the hustle and the bustle of culinary world he is gardening at home growing wonderful vegetables that he prepares with his wife Krissa and children Emma & Max, inspiring another generation of food lovers.

 

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