Leaves are falling and this colorful time of year always brings with it some exciting personnel activities at Proof of the Pudding! We’re excited to spotlight five new culinary and hospitality professionals that have joined our talented POPstar team. Please join us in extending a congratulations to these new hires!
JEREMY CAMPBELL is thrilled to have joined Proof of the Pudding as the Director of Golf Operations. Jeremy has worked in the large event, sports and entertainment arena for the last 16 years and has been in food and hospitality since the young age of 12 – most recently spending the last year and a half in the professional golf world.
Jeremy resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia; however, he is a native New Englander growing up on the beaches of Narragansett, Rhode Island. His wife Diane and he moved to Pennsylvania 16 years ago and have since put roots down and started their family. They have 2 beautiful daughters, Alexis (10) and Emma (7) and a handsome dog named Charlie.
Jeremy is passionate about our business and ensuring that our guests experiences are off the charts. He believes in innovation and creativity and looks forward to building a very successful future together with all of new his colleagues at POP. Connect with Jeremy Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chef BILL HOGAN has joined Proof of the Pudding as Executive Sous Chef in the off-premise division. Self-taught through extensive experience, Bill entered the restaurant industry in New York’s Hudson Valley, working in various independent restaurants in the quaint river villages, including Rhinebeck’s Starr Bar Café and the Zagat-rated Santa Fe Restaurant. In 1998, Bill moved to Miami to join CAFÉ TU TU TANGO – Coconut Grove as a sous chef. Within a year he was promoted to Executive Chef and played a primary role in the growth and development of the eclectic and creative concept. After leaving CAFÉ TU TU TANGO, Chef Bill served as Executive Chef at Hard Rock Cafe Miami, Shooters Waterfront Café, Restaurant 4140 in Ft. Lauderdale, and Chispa Restaurant in Doral, Florida. In 2007 he moved to Atlanta to open the CNN building location of Dantanna’s and was Executive Chef there and at their Buckhead location for ten years. Bill most recently worked with the coffee company Thrive, helping them develop a new coffeehouse concept, but has decided to get back to his real passion; making people happy through great food and great experiences. When not at work in a kitchen, Bill enjoys traveling, gardening, home automation and watching NHL hockey. Chef Bill Hogan can be reached at email@example.com.
CAITLIN MCRAE has joined Proof of the Pudding as Catering Sales Manager for Auburn University. After graduating from Troy University with a Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations degree Caitlin jumped into the marketing world headfirst and moved to Birmingham, Alabama to pursue her career. After working in the marketing industry for two years Caitlin realized that something was missing, and that she really wanted to give the food and beverage world a try. She landed her first hospitality roll at The Capital City Club in Montgomery, Alabama. From there she shifted into the hotel side of the industry with Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center as their Catering Coordinator – then accepted a promotion to Marriott Grand National Resort and Spa as their Catering Sales Manager. Caitlin is extremely passionate about catering and is beyond excited to join the POP team! She will be based in Auburn, Alabama focusing on Auburn University events. When she is not working, you can find her watching Auburn Tigers Sports or spending quality time with her fiancé, Chase, and dog, Luna. Connect with Caitlin McRae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTINA CUMMINGS has joined Proof of the Pudding as Catering Sales Manager in the off-premise division. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a Business and a Hospitality degree plus food and beverage experience, Christina quickly started a career in restaurant management. Soon she wanted to spread her wings and travel – and worked in Little Cayman and Las Vegas. After some time, Christina decided to head back to the East Coast and make Atlanta home in order to be close to family. Soon after, Christina took a job where she assisted with events and off-premise catering. She really enjoys working hands-on with clients, in beautiful venues, and the process of creating delicious menus for various events. She is passionate about catering, and very excited to join the POPstar team! When she is not working hard, you will find her watching Atlanta Falcons football or playing with her dog Halle Bear. Connect with Christina Cummings at email@example.com.
JULIET PETERS joins the Proof family in the role of Operations Director for Gateway Arena and GICC. Juliet joins POP after a successful 10-year run with Compass Group North America. In that time, she was Director of Operations for King & Spalding and Project Manager for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, where she developed a Culinary Job Training program, and opened Mercedes Benz Stadium. Juliet moved to Atlanta after spending over nine years in Europe. She has always had an affinity for travel and didn’t think twice about accepting a position with The Savoy Hotel, in London, just after graduating from Culinary School in New York. Now settled in Atlanta, Juliet lives in downtown Decatur with her son and rescue pup. Connect with Juliet Peters at Jpeters@gicc.com.