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 […]


For a recent Disco/ABBA-themed party, we created the Swedish Polar Bear signature cocktail. Get the party started with this recipe, and don’t forget to add a flashing blue light that attaches to the bottom of the glass, for that truly disco touch! Make it at home with this recipe. Ingredients: 2 oz. raspberry vodka (or […]

4th of July Recipe: Chef Nick’s Summer Seafood Boil

Ingredients: 4 ears fresh yellow corn, cut crosswise into 3-inch pieces 6 quarts water 4 large lemons, halved crosswise 2 large yellow onions, halved lengthwise 3 medium jalapeño chiles, halved lengthwise and unseeded (optional) ½ cup Cajun seasoning 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper (or to taste) 2 large garlic heads, halved crosswise […]

Weekly Event Calendar: May 9-15, 2022

AJC CELEBRATING NURSES LUNCHEON Tuesday, May 10, 2022 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Celebrating Nurses Awards will honor nurses and nurse leads who make a significant difference in the lives of their patients and patients’ families through compassionate and selfless service. SOUTHEASTERN HEMP AND MEDICAL CANNABIS CONVENTION  Friday, May 13 – Saturday, May 14, 2022 8 a.m. […]

Employee Spotlight: Marion Welsh

With a personality made for sales, it’s hard to believe that longtime Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre National Sales Manager Marion Welsh could have spent her career in the courtroom. Once considering a career as an attorney to follow in her father’s footsteps (her dream job would have been to work […]