The Georgia International Convention Center lit up with our POPstars in January 2024 for our annual leadership conference. Awarding our amazing employees is near and dear to our hearts. They work hard all year, and during this event, we get to celebrate all they do—and we have the awards to prove it! Paired with a stellar menu, our celebration kicked into high gear. Check out the food festivities below and view all of our POPstar award winners in this post.

Event Menu

  • Mississippi Delta Hot Tamales
  • Tennessee Pork Belly Burnt Ends
  • Montreal Crisped Fingerling Poutine
  • Florida Gulf Black Grouper
  • Little Wicomico Virginia Bay Oysters
  • North Carolina Smoked Quail Breast
  • Wisconsin Tillamook Cheddar Crisp

Texas Tried & Somewhat True

  • Acorn Squash & Peppadew Salad
  • Smoked Brisket
  • Central Texas Smoked Ribs
  • Citrus Marinated Gulf Shrimp
  • Smoked Texas Hot Links Con Queso
  • South Texas Charro Beans
  • Texas Elotes
  • Braised Greens
  • Smoked Cheddar Mac ‘n Cheese
  • Fresh Fried Corn Tortilla

California Melting Pot Taco Fusion

  • Handheld Greens & Tortillas
  • Tonkatsu Carnitas Ramen Bar
  • Bulgogi Marinated Hangar Steak
  • Smothered Duck
  • Ssamjang & Honey Glaze Butternut Squash
  • Steamed Short Grain White Rice
  • Dipping Sauces
    • Cilantro Lime Nuoc Cham
    • Chipotle Salsa Roja
    • Togarashi Salsa Macha
  • Toppings
    • Jalapeño Pickled Carrot Coins
    • Pickled Red Onions
    • Cilantro
    • Thai Basil
    • Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad
    • Pickled Daikon
    • Kimchi


  • Dallas Peanut Butter Pie Tarts
  • Proof Point Fortune Cookie Crepes



  • Printer: Logoman Printing
  • Awards: Awards Atlanta
  • Photobooth: Button Up Photos
  • Photographer: Amanda Mazonkey Creative
  • Band: Metalsome
  • Linens: BBJ Linens 
  • Florist: Each Day Florals 
  • Venue: GICC – Georgia International Convention Center
by Dina Biondo in Event