COOK-OFF

Save the Date for the event of the spring, Carpenter’s Cook-Off!

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!

 

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Meet our 2018 Judges!

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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. Thank you to our 2017 Host Committee members. Please check back soon for information regarding our 2018 Host Committee. 

 

 

2017 Members

David & Melissa Adelman

Larry & Sharon Beeman

John & Beverly Bernhards

Edith Bullard

Leslie & John Carney

Michael & Michelle Cook

Kim & Randy Davis

Patrick Doherty & Sara Hastings

Kerry & Eva Donley

Peter Flinch & GE Foundation

Neil & Kelly Gillespie

 Cindy & Greg Golubin

Rita Grazda

Molly Harper

Meghan & Patrick Hendy

John & Diane Hynes

Carrie Keene & Stacey Flint

Kris Keydel & Janet Garber

Jen Lachman & John Villar

The Lowe Family

Nora Lyons & Tom McEwen

Ann & Chris McMurray

Collin & KC Moller

Jennifer & J.B. Poersch

Jessica Richardson

Louise Roseman & Jerry McAndrews

Laura Rose & Eric Wazorko

Matt & Amy Sheldon

Greg & Valerie Souchack

Shannon Steene

Mark Tonsetic & Maureen McNulty

Dorothy Uhlir

Kim & Bobby Weir 

 Elizabeth Wilmot & Peter Adler

 

 

Tickets

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

Ticket Type

Early Bird

(Feb. 1- Feb. 28, 2018)

Regular

(Mar. 1- Apr. 19, 2018)

VIP*

$75

$100

Adult (ages 13+)

$45

$50

Child (ages 12 and under)

$15

$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 Online 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 online auction includes items and experiences from our very own Alexandria, as well as special travel trips to far away places!

Live Auction: April 23rd 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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