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Big Birthday Bash and Carpenter’s Cook-Off All-Stars 2023

October 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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From the doorstep of Blessed Sacrament Church to several warehouses, to a shuttered Macy’s in Landmark Mall to a purpose-built new facility, we have helped thousands of people experiencing homelessness for more than three decades. Carpenter’s Shelter proudly celebrates its 35th anniversary of service and dedication to our homeless neighbors.


Join us in celebrating this monumental achievement at Carpenter’s 35th Anniversary Big Birthday Bash and Cook-Off All-Stars on Sunday, October 29th at The Birchmere from 12pm – 3pm. Enjoy tastings from 20 local restaurants, bid on hot ticket items during the live and silent auctions, enter raffles, and listen to live music by the Jones Point Band


Tickets may be bought in advance for $50 for adults or $20 for children. Day-of tickets will be for sale at the front door for $75 for adults or $25 for children. Our Bash Ambassadors ticket packages are for a passionate circle of individuals who support Carpenter’s Cook-Off All-Stars and the shelter by providing financial support, generating interest in the event, and inviting friends to join as well. There are three levels of Bash Ambassadors– choose the one that suits you best!

If you prefer not to pay for your tickets via Eventbrite, please email Meghan Cole, Development Associate, to discuss alternative options at MCole@CarpentersShelter.org

Celebrity Judges:

  • Chef Daniel Burroughs, Finishing Touches
  • John Taylor Chapman, Night Mayor
  • Chef Matt Cockrell, Josephine Brasserie and Bar
  • Chef Shelley Everett, The Gourmet Angel


Restaurants and Caterers:

  • ROCKLANDS Barbeque & Grill
  • Nando’s Peri-Peri
  • What The Chef
  • Wagon Wheel Food Truck
  • Ruby’s Jamaican Kitchen
  • Bittersweet Catering
  • Union Street Public House
  • Whiskey & Oyster
  • The Wharf
  • The Warehouse
  • Anna Sudha’s Community Kitchen
  • Hen Quarter
  • Dishes of India
  • Misha’s Coffee
  • Landini Brothers
  • Chadwick’s 
  • Hard Times Cafe


October 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Carpenter’s Shelter
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The Birchmere
3701 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305 United States
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(703) 549-7500
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