COOK-OFF

Carpenter's Cook-Off is just around the corner!

Join us Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 12-3pm at The Birchmere and indulge in an afternoon of food and fun while supporting Carpenter's Shelter! At Cook-Off, nearly 500 attendees enjoy tastings from 20+ area restaurants, bid on hot ticket items during the live and silent auctions, and listen to live music by the Alpha Dog Blues Band.

 

Interested in showing off your skills at Carpenter’s Cook-Off 2018? Fill out the forms included in the restaurant information packet below.

Restaurant Information Packet 

Check out this year’s participating restaurants!

 

                                    Mason Social     The Warehouse (1)_great The Wharf Logo Blue_waifu2x_art_noise2_tta_1

 

Meet our 2018 Judges!

 

Chef Dadisi Olutosin is executive chef of the Executive Diner & Cafe, a new restaurant in Old Town, opening in early-mid April located at 1400 Duke Street. His resume includes cooking at such restaurants as Sequoia and Park View Patio, and cooking internationally in the UK, Nigeria, and Haiti. He’s a proud alum of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He describes the cuisine at the Executive Diner as Southern-inspired American comfort food.  His goal as an executive chef is “To fill bellies and put smiles on everyone’s faces.”

 


VikramChef Vikram Sunderam is the Executive Chef of Raskia and Rasika West End located in Washington, D.C. In 2014, he won Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic from the James Beard Foundation. He has also been a “Chef of the Year” candidate of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. His new project is the restaurant Bindaas, opened in August 2016, which focuses on Indian street food. 

 

 

David DiQuollo co-owns Alexandria-based Seal Engineering, Inc., an engineering firm specializing in building exteriors. A life-long passion for cooking has driven him to seek opportunities to learn from accomplished chefs in the area. He organized and helped run a cooking club that included retired chefs and enthusiastic home cooks. More recently he volunteered as kitchen help for several charity dinners featuring prominent area chefs, and assisted in regional and national team cooking competitions. He and his wife also enjoy introducing their 5-year-old son to the diverse cuisines available at local restaurants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors:

Carpenter’s Cook-Off would not be possible without the generous support of our caring community. Sponsorship of Cook-Off is essential to reaching our annual fundraising goal for this event. We are so grateful for these outstanding community partnerships, which enable us to continue working towards our mission of ending homelessness in Northern Virginia.

Is you company interested in sponsoring? Click here for more information.

 

Thank you to our 2018 Cook-Off Sponsors!

                     

                                 

 

Proprietor ($15,000)

  • Exclusive sponsor of commemorative gift
  • Advertising spot on Carpenter’s Shelter’s internal video monitor for a year with daily exposure to thousands of volunteers, donors, vendors, and clients
  • Exclusive naming rights of Cook-Off
  • Cook-Off early entry
  • Exclusive article in the 2018 spring issue of Carpenter’s Corner (must be submitted by Feb. 20, 2018)
  • Eight VIP Parking Permits
  • Photos with celebrity Cook-Off judges
  • Hang your company banner at Cook-Off
  • 30 VIP Cook-Off tickets
  • Company name or logo listed on the event-day signage
  • Twelve Host Committee Reception Tickets
  • Company name or logo on Carpenter’s Shelter’s Cook-Off webpage and event promotional materials
  • Inside front or inside back cover full page ad in official Cook-Off program booklet
 

Top Chef ($10,000)

  • Exclusive sponsor of The Birchmere Bar Area, Children’s Corner or dessert area (first served with served with selection)
  • Cook-Off early entry
  • Exclusive sponsor of the utensil give-away or photo booth (first served with selection)
  • Six VIP Parking Tickets
  • Photos with celebrity Cook-Off judges
  • Hang your company banner at Cook-Off
  • 20 VIP Cook-Off tickets
  • Company name or logo listed on the event-day signage
  • Eight Host Committee Reception Tickets
  • Company name or logo on Carpenter’s Shelter’s Cook-Off webpage and event promotional materials
  • Full page ad in official Cook-Off program booklet

 

Sous Chef ($5,000)

  • Exclusive sponsor of a restaurant award or premier cooking utensil
  • Hang your company banner at Cook-Off
  • 10 VIP Cook-Off tickets
  • Company name or logo listed on the event-day signage
  • Six Host Committee Reception Tickets
  • Company name or logo on Carpenter’s Shelter’s Cook-Off webpage and event promotional materials
  • Four VIP Parking Permits
  •  Cook-Off early entry 
  • Half-page color ad in the official program booklet Cook-Off early entry
 

Sommelier ($2,500)

  • Exclusive sponsor of a deluxe measuring cup, spatula, or cooking utensil
  • Six VIP Cook-Off tickets 
  • Four Host Committee Reception Tickets
  • Two VIP Parking Permits
  • Quarter page color ad in the official program booklet Cook-Off early entry
  •  Company name or logo on Carpenter’s Shelter’s Cook-Off webpage

Maitre D’ ($1,000)

  • Four VIP Cook-Off tickets
  • Two Host Committee Reception Tickets
  • One VIP Parking Permit
  • Company name or your name listed in official Cook-Off booklet
  • Company name or logo listed on event-day signage
  • Company name or logo on Carpenter’s Shelter’s Cook-Off webpage 

Foodie ($500)

  • Two VIP Cook-Off tickets
  • Two Host Committee Reception Tickets
  • Company name or logo listed on event-day signage
  • Company name or logo on Carpenter’s Shelter’s Cook-Off webpage


Host Committee:


Host Committee is a passionate circle of individuals who support Cook-Off and the shelter by providing financial support and inviting friends to join as well. Host Committee members receive tickets to Cook-Off as well as a pre-event reception. This year’s reception will be held at Purple Strategies on Thursday, March 29th from 6-8 p.m. We hope you will join us! Click here to purchase tickets!

Feast Membership- $1,000

  • 10 VIP tickets to Cook-Off
  • 10 tickets to the Host Committee Reception
  • Name on Cook-Off webpage
  • Name in Cook-Off program

Nosh Membership- $500

  • 4 VIP tickets to Cook-Off
  • 4 tickets to the Host Committee Reception
  • Name on Cook-Off webpage
  • Name in Cook-Off program

Nibble Membership- $350

  • 2 VIP tickets to Cook-Off
  • 2 tickets to the Host Committee Reception
  • Name on Cook-Off webpage
  • Name in Cook-Off program 

2018 Members

Larry & Sharon Beeman

John & Beverly Bernhards

Edith Bullard

Michael & Michelle Cook

Michael & Melanie Coughlan

Kerry & Eva Donley

James Fleming

 Kris Keydel & Janet Garber

Neil & Kelly Gillespie

Cindy & Greg Golubin

Rita Grazda

Meghan & Patrick Hendy

David & Susan Hirschmann

John & Diane Hynes

George Keller

Lisa Lehman

Peter & Pilar Lunt

Mike & Joy Lyden

Louise Roseman & Jerry McAndrews

Nora Lyons & Tom McEwen

Ann & Christopher McMurray

Collin & KC Moller

Kerry Moody

Jennifer Mueller

Jennifer & JB Poersch

Ray & Maggy Reddy

 Matt & Amy Sheldon

John & Elizabeth Siegel

Stephanie Stack

Shannon Steene

Maureen McNulty & Mark Tonsetic

Jen Lachman & John Villar

Kim & Bobby Weir

Peter Adler & Elizabeth Wilmot

 

Tickets

Tickets for Carpenter’s Cook-Off 2018 are now on sale! Click here to purchase tickets. 

Ticket Type

Regular

(Mar. 1- Apr. 19, 2018)

VIP*

$100

Adult (ages 13+)

$50

Child (ages 12 and under)

$20

 

*VIP ticket holders receive early entry into Cook-Off at 11:45am. 


Looking for a fun, easy way to give to Carpenter’s Shelter? We’ve got not one, but two solutions for you!

With our Silent and Live Auctions you can bid on restaurant gift cards, theater tickets, gift baskets, getaways and more!

Silent Auction: April 22nd during Carpenter’s Cook-Off. Our silent auction includes items and experiences from our very own Alexandria, as well as special travel trips to far away places!

Live Auction: April 22nd during Carpenter’s Cook-Off. Our live auction includes bigger ticket items and experiences that you do not want to miss out on! Come to Carpenter’s Cook-Off to have the chance to bid on these incredible prizes. 

Interested in donating a one of a kind auction item? Click here for more information!

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