This summer, Proof of the Pudding held its annual Leadership Awards Conference at the Gas South District to recognize its dedicated and talented culinary professionals who are at the forefront of driving the company’s advancement in the hospitality industry. We are incredibly proud to share that the Proof of the Pudding @GICC team, which is the exclusive food and beverage provider for Gateway Center Campus, brought home multiple well-deserved recognitions, including:


Farmer of the Year: Diann Jackson, Proof of the Pudding @GICC Catering Sales Manager

Diann Jackson poses with award and three men for her recognition as farmer of the year.

Chef of the Year: Matt Finley, Gateway Center Campus Executive Chef

Chef Matt Finley poses with award and three men for his recognition as chef of the year.

Team of the Year: The Proof of the Pudding @GICC Team

Proof of the Pudding @ GICC Team posing with award for team of the year.


Proof of the Pudding @GICC provides high-quality concessions at the Gateway Center Arena as well as catering for meetings, exhibit hall booths and banquets for more than 4,000 guests at a time at the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). In addition to its artfully crafted seasonal menus, the team is equipped to customize menu offerings for any special requests to ensure an unforgettable and unique culinary experience for all groups and attendees. Each dish is prepared with the finest, freshest, and seasonal ingredients, setting a new standard for taste and presentation with cuisine that goes far beyond expectations. Adding to the celebration, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the GICC’s partnership with Proof of the Pudding.


Here's to many more years of culinary excellence at Gateway Center Campus! Join us as we raise our glasses to celebrate the Proof of the Pudding @GICC team for their well-deserved awards!


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