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Lanier Tech/Forsyth Conference Center
7745 Majors Road,
Cumming, GA 30041
Contact: Candice V. Kirkpatrick
ckirkpatrick@gwinnettcenter.com
770-813-7657

Lanier Tech/Forsyth Conference Center

The Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center is the perfect location for guests and hosts alike. With facilities including 14,000 square feet of ballroom space and an executive boardroom with additional classrooms available, the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center is more than a great alternative to downtown Atlanta. It's the right environment for many possibilities near Lake Lanier.
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!
Candice V. Kirkpatrick

Candice V. Kirkpatrick

Catering Sales Executive
770-813-7657
ckirkpatrick@gwinnettcenter.com

Hometown

Sugar Hill, Georgia

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Proof's famous Spicy-Sweet Maine Lobster and Mango Dip - a must have!

At home I like to cook

I can make a fresh summer Asian-Chicken Salad… I use spinach, red peppers, cucumbers, poppy dressing with fresh ginger and garlic.

Most memorable event

Catering a backstage party for Matchbox Twenty at Chastain Amphitheatre. What a great group of guys, down to earth and an awesome live performance!

My work philosophy

Balance - work hard, play hard. Balance your day work with a fulfilling and interesting personal life. A happy balanced attitude will reflect in all you do.
Jonathan Cheatham

Jonathan Cheatham

Executive Chef

Hometown

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Coconut Shrimp Martini and Sour Cream Pound Cake

At home I like to cook

Grilled ribeye Steak and corn on the cob

For fun

Fishing

Most memorable event

Father's Day Lunch at Sisters of Mercy Hospice

My work philosophy

Give your best and whatever you're doing will always be enjoyable.
Larry Larsen

Larry Larsen

General Manager
770.813-7655
llarsen@gwinnettcenter.com

Hometown

Monroe, Michigan

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Gwinnett Center Salad and Spicy-Sweet Main Lobster and Mango Dip

At home I like to cook

Allegro pork loin on the grill!

For fun

Boating on Lake Lanier

Most memorable event

I loved the AT&T Classic golf tournament at TPC Sugarloaf.

What I like best about my work

Our clients and the Gwinnett County community.
Mike Raedy

Mike Raedy

Banquet Manager

Hometown

Clemson, South Carolina

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Crab cakes and Lasagna

At home I like to cook

Steaks

For fun

I enjoy golf, fishing and time with my family

Most memorable event

sic golf tournaments.

My work philosophy

Make sure our guests leave with smiles on their faces!
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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