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jquillen@proofpudding.com

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Serenity surrounded by city...

Experience Center's international spirit by hosting your next event at this one-of-a-kind venue.

Located just minutes from downtown Atlanta, and tucked into a 37-acre park, each meeting and event space includes free Wi-Fi, basic audiovisual equipment, free and ample parking and impressive views of the grounds.

Whether you're planning a small executive retreat, a multi-day conference, or an elegant evening reception, The Carter Center and Proof of the Pudding will be there to assist you all along the way - ensuring you and your guests are provided a memorable experience.

If an event is important to you, it is important to us. Call today to schedule a site visit!




Jane Quillen

Account Executive

404-614-3732

jquillen@proofpudding.com

Hometown:

Chincoteague, Virginia

At home I like to cook:

Cookies and pound cakes

For fun:

I love spending time with my family and friends cooking and tasting new wines.

Must see site or location:

Piedmont Park

Most unusual food request:

Curried goat

My work philosophy:

Work hard each day to make sure each customer has a fun and memorable experience.
 

Doug Kiley

Executive Chef

About:

Executive Chef Doug Kieley brings an impressive pedigree to the CulinAero kitchens that began with his graduation from the Southeast Culinary Institute. On his culinary journeys, Chef Kieley has worked alongside Emeril Lagasse at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans and embarked on a European tour with the Ritz-Carlton.

In Atlanta, Chef Kieley served as the Executive Chef for local favorite EatZi’s. "I love being a chef and bringing happiness through memorable food and events," says Doug. "I try to look at the event through the guests’ eyes and always strive to bring them as many fresh, colorful and great tasting ingredients as possible."

Hometown:

Valley City, North Dakota

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish:

Pepper-Seared Beef Tenderloin with Jack Daniels and Fresh Berry Fool for dessert

At home I like to cook:

On the grill, a wide variety of things. From fresh meats and vegetables to fajitas and gourmet pizzas. Ideas from home have often helped to inspire menus at work.

Must see site or location:

Antico Pizza Napoletana, a taste of Italy in West Midtown
 

Robert Bennett

General Manager

Hometown:

New Fairfield, Connecticut

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish:

Indulgence rules here: Ribs and Death by Chocolate

At home I like to cook:

French Toast

Must see site or location:

Stone Mountain Park

Most memorable event:

The Beach Boys concert at Chastain Park where we actually had a pig roast. They had this huge pig with an apple in its mouth on a rotisserie.

My work philosophy:

Work hard play hard!
 

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

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!
 



Type Indoor
Reception Capacity Up to 500, Cocktail Style Reception
Seated Capacity Up to 450 Theater, 200 Banquet
Event Spaces
  • 8 Meeting Spaces
  • Corporate Meetings, Receptions, Weddings, Film Screenings
  • Press Conferences, Social Events
  • Japanese Garden & Rose Garden
  • 37-Acre Retreat with Outdoor Gardens
  • Access to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum