Carpenter’s Cook-Off All-Stars

We’re hosting a Big Birthday Bash and Cook-Off All-Stars back at the Birchmere.

The afternoon’s festivities will consist of top-rated local restaurants and caterers showcasing their delicacies, which you get to taste and judge!

Live music performance by the Jones Point Band, Children’s Corner, live and silent auctions, raffles and an award presentation will be featured at the event. It is a family-friendly affair that’s fun for all!


Please contact Monise Quidley, Director of Development at 703-548-7500 or email for more information.


If you are a restaurant owner or caterer and you would like to participate in this year’s Carpenter’s Cook-Off All-Stars, please fill out the 2023 Restaurant & Participation Form and return it to Michiko Yoon at no later than September 22, 2023.

Download Restaurant Participation Forms:


Tickets are available until October 25. 

$50 adults, and $20 for children (12 and under). Day of ticket prices are $75 adults, and $25 for children (12 and under)


Carpenter’s Cook-Off All-Stars proceeds will benefit all of Carpenter’s Shelter’s programs and services that annually serve more than 600 children, women and men experiencing homelessness in Alexandria.


We are accepting items, including gift baskets, gift certificates, gift cards, professional services, jewelry and fun experiences to use in the live and silent auctions and raffles at Carpenter’s Cook-Off All-Stars. Please contact Meghan Cole at with questions or to make a donation.