Tuesday Jan. 10 / 2023

New Executive Chef

Welcome Nick Alvarez!

The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority is pleased to announce the hiring of Nick Alvarez as Executive Chef at the Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. As Executive Chef, Alvarez will oversee the kitchen and stewarding operation at both venues.


Alvarez has more than 15 years of experience working in a variety of culinary settings including the Cherokee Town & Country Club, Ansley Golf Club and as sous chef for Bacchanalia, one of the most recognized fine-dining restaurants in Atlanta. Most recently, Alvarez was the executive chef at the Marietta campus of Kennesaw State University.


With a foundation in classical, French training, Alvarez describes his culinary style as new American, not limited to a specific style or region but borrowing from a variety of influences.


Alvarez holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Kennesaw State University and studied culinary arts at Chattahoochee Technical College and mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech. A west Cobb County resident, Alvarez is married with one daughter.