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Academy of Medicine at Georgia Institute of Technology
875 West Peachtree St., NW,
Atlanta, GA 30309
Contact: Sabrina Curran
scurran@proofpudding.com

A Beautiful Backdrop for Your Memories

The Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech has more than 16,000 square feet of event space! Split into two levels, the upper level and the terrace level, the Academy offers 7 unique spaces all with historical architectural details and modern technology. This beautiful building also offers well-manicured, spacious grounds that can be reserved for outside functions.
Sabrina Curran

Sabrina Curran

Account Executive
scurran@proofpudding.com
 

Hometown

Alexandria, Virginia

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Caramelized Collard Greens and Deconstructed Bourbon Pecan Pie

At home I like to cook

Anything that goes great with a lot of lime juice, especially if it's grilled.

For fun

I love the outdoors! Hiking, camping, outdoor concerts and festivals, playing outside with the family, and my new hobby, gardening.

Must see site or location

Little Five Points - great people watching, fun bars and good music.

What I like best about my work

I like being able to share great food ideas and have clients try new things.
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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