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Hudgens Art Center
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy,
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Contact: Candice V. Kirkpatrick
ckirkpatrick@gwinnettcenter.com
770-813-7657
Contact: Libby MacConaugha
lmacconaugha@gwinnettcenter.com
770-813-7656

Hudgens Art Center

The Hudgens Center for the Arts features a beautiful Grand Hall and a stunning tile promenade for indoor events and parties, and the award-winning outdoor Al Weeks Sculpture Garden with lily pond and fountain for beautiful outdoor events. Both provide perfect backdrops for receptions and intimate gatherings.
The Grand Hall and Rowe Promenade offer 2,200 sq ft of space, with the capability of handling a catered meal or reception.
The Sculpture Garden offers 28,000 sq ft of enclosed, private outdoor space and features a lily pond with waterfalls and koi, and garden seating. The Garden was recently named an official Wildlife Sanctuary by the Audubon Society, and is a lovely setting for an outdoor wedding or reception.
For weddings, there is a lovely bridal dressing room available.
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!
Libby MacConaugha

Libby MacConaugha

Catering Sales Manager
770-813-7656
lmacconaugha@gwinnettcenter.com

Hometown

Kannapolis, North Carolina

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish

Low Country Crab Cakes and Chef Doug's Collard Greens (Best ever!)

At home I like to cook

New Orleans BBQ shrimp and French bread for soaking up the juice – with lots of butter, olive oil and spices!

Must see site or location

I love the Georgia Aquarium

My work philosophy:

Always be the best you can be.
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