While his position in the Accounting Department is based on numbers, analysis and reporting, Controller Greg Evans has discovered his creative side through a newfound talent for painting. But don’t get him wrong, Evans finds his job rewarding and unpredictable, and finding a second passion for art just adds to a well-rounded life. “After turning […]

4th of July Recipes: Mexican Street Corn & Grilled Asparagus

Executive Chef Nick Alvarez shares recipes for these incredible side dishes, perfect for accompanying whatever will be your main dish on the grill this Independence Day. Mexican Street Corn (Elotes) 3 ears of sweet yellow corn ¼ cup mayo ¼ cup sour cream 1 garlic clove crushed into paste Juice and zest of half a lime ½ tsp […]

Event Spotlight: TRIB Group – Meeting of the Minds

TRIB Group proudly celebrated their 40th anniversary February 25-28 at the Cobb Galleria Centre and Renaissance Waverly Hotel with the Meeting of the Minds trade show that welcomed its national membership to Atlanta. Spanning multiple days, their celebration and convention activities incorporated surrounding attractions such as Truist Park and a packed house for a live-auction […]


Banquet Server Mohamad Oweid has a simple secret to great customer service – just smile. “You have to have a good attitude. You have to smile. You have to be happy while you’re serving people,” he said. “Just by smiling you can win the hearts of people.” Oweid has been employed at the Cobb Galleria […]

RECIPE: Galleria Fried Chicken

As we head on the fast track toward summer, Executive Chef Nick Alvarez shares his recipe for a summer favorite. Check out his yummy fried chicken recipe, which you can make at home or order it from our menu for your next banquet event at Cobb Galleria Centre. Ingredients  1 chicken, cut into 8 […]

Mother’s Day Recipe: Low Country Boil

Mom’s day is coming up, and our Executive Chef Nick Alvarez shares a recipe that’s a real treat. This dish is sure to please not just mom, but the whole family. We also feature this item on our catering menu, so order it the next time you plan at event with us! Lowcountry Boil 2 […]

Event Spotlight: Brawlhalla World Championships

The Brawlhalla World Championships, held Nov. 4-6, 2022, was the first major international esports tournament hosted at the Cobb Galleria Centre since before the pandemic. Brawlhalla is a free-to-play fighting game developed by Blue Mammoth Games and available on most gaming platforms. The world championships, called BCX, was the biggest Brawlhalla tournament to date with […]


Concessions Manager Maher Abdelwahab isn’t just an expert in concessions. His versatility working in the kitchen, beverage department and banquets has provided invaluable service to both Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for the past 15 years. As concessions manager, Abdelwahab’s job consists of providing quality food and service in the exhibition […]


As the person responsible for the Centre’s social media and website, Karen Caro says she’s much more comfortable helping others shine as opposed to being featured here. Nevertheless, after 16 years with the company, her time has come for a moment in the Centre Focus spotlight. In her role as Marketing Manager, Caro leads all […]