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Douglasville Conference Center
6700 Church Street,
Douglasville, GA 30134
Contact: Ike Lee
Catering Sales Manager On-site @ Douglasville Conference Center
Proof of the Pudding
Email: ilee@proofpudding.com

Douglasville Conference Center

Nestled in heart of the city, the new Douglasville Conference Center is uniquely equipped to offer everything you need to stage a spectacular event. Among its exquisite architecture and beautiful landscape, the Douglasville Conference Center includes a 7,672-square-foot ballroom that can be divided into five separate rooms, and offers exceptional bride and groom dressing rooms, and a breathtaking rear terrace that overlooks Douglasville's charming historic district.
The Conference Center also offers a business center, two pre-function areas, a 150-seat auditorium and three meeting rooms The unique blend of elegance and technology-savvy equipped rooms makes the new Douglasville Conference Center the perfect choice for weddings, social, and corporate events. Whether planning an intimate or large-scale affair, the conference center can accommodate groups from 15 to 600 guests. As an added benefit, the Conference Center offers free parking and is easily accessible to an adjoining 300-space parking deck.
At the Douglasville Conference Center, quality is everything, and that is why we offer exclusive on-site catering through Proof of the Pudding to professionally handle your catering needs.
As an added benefit, the Douglasville Conference Center also provides the option for outdoor events at O'Neal Plaza. The plaza is conveniently located nearby the Conference Center and features intriguing architectural elements as its backdrop. O'Neal Plaza's quaint surroundings, pyramid fountain and paver flooring is an ideal location for photographs. The plaza's flexible outdoor event space can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Ike Lee

Ike Lee

Catering Sales Manager

Your title at POP/responsibilities include

Catering Sales Manager at Douglasville Conference Center. Selling and Servicing all F&B functions at the center; community involvement/awareness within the West Georgia community

Fun Fact(s)

I love all things sport…football, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, ice skating, swimming, track…


Nigeria and Birmingham, AL

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Mesquite Grilled Salmon with spicy citrus glaze and black bean/corn sauté

At home I like to cook

Cookies, pound cakes… absolutely enjoy baking!

For fun

Watch football and cooking shows

Most unusual food/event request

I have so many!

My work philosophy

Teamwork makes the dream work… what we do is not about one person, it’s about a team of people working together to create a memorable experience for our clients/guests.
Janice Wilmer

Janice Wilmer

Creative Director


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


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 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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