Get Ready for Carpenter’s Cook-Off All-Stars 2023!


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
  • Children’s Corner
  • Live and Silent Auctions
  • Raffles and Baskets
  • Neil Gillespie will be awarded the fourth prestigious Val Hawkins award

It is a family-friendly affair that’s fun for all!

Click to Buy Tickets for Carpenter's Cook-Off All-Stars 2023


October 29, Sunday

12 pm to 3 pm



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



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



Tickets are available from September 1, 2023 to October 25, 2023. Buy Tickets.

$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.