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Jane Quillen

jquillen@proofpudding.com

404-614-3732

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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.
 

David Bidwell

Executive Chef

Hometown:

Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Favorite Proof of the Pudding Dish:

Caramelized local peaches, asparagus, tomatoes w/ cilantro vinaigrette. My second choice, Cavatappi Amatriciana pasta with fresh local corn, roasted tomatoes, spinach in tomato broth.

At home I like to cook:

No limits! Italian, Asian, and smoked meats and seafood!

For fun:

I grow my ingredients! Gardening my own fresh herbs and vegetables.

Must see site or location:

World of Coke. What's more Atlanta than Coke?!

Most unusual food request:

A Greek style spread we did for a wedding called Htipiti, made of garlic, feta, lemon juice and roasted tomatoes.

My work philosophy:

I start each day with the attitude to "Win the Day!," that we can satisfy each and every guest, and make each event memorable!
 

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