Passport Auto Group presents Carpenter’s Cook-Off Pop-Up 2022!

Carpenter’s Cook-Off is back with a twist! Get your tickets today!

Carpenter’s Shelter’s signature tasting event will be held at a fabulous new Pop-Up location on the Alexandria waterfront on Sunday, August 28th, 12:00-3:00pm. Carpenter’s Cook-Off Pop-Up includes sampling (and judging!) delicacies from top-rated local restaurants and caterers, live music from the Jones Point Band, a Children’s Corner, award presentation, live and silent auctions, and raffles. Join us for this fun-filled, family-friendly event that supports children, women, and men experiencing homelessness in Alexandria. Our new location is 201 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA (top floor), right next to the Torpedo Factory. Get your tickets today!

These restaurants and caterers have already signed up to participate in Carpenter’s Cook-Off and more are being added every week! Check back regularly for updates!



Carpenter’s Cook-Off Pop-Up would not be possible without the generous support of our caring community. We are so grateful for these outstanding community partnerships which power our mission to support people experiencing homelessness to achieve sustainable independence.

Is your company interested in sponsoring? See our Sponsorship Opportunities for a full list of benefits.


Thank you to our early 2022 Cook-Off Sponsors! More are being added every week!







Host Committee is a passionate circle of individuals who support Cook-Off and the shelter by providing financial support and inviting friends to join in. Host Committee members receive tickets to Cook-Off as well as a invitations to a pre-event reception. This year’s reception will be held at Mia’s Italian Kitchen on Thursday, July 28th from 6-8 pm. Join Host Committee today!

Many thanks to our Carpenter’s Cook-Off 2022 Host Committee members!

Edith Bullard Neil & Kelly Gillespie Simone Putnam Jennifer & JB Poersch Ray & Maggie Reddy Shannon Steene
Katherine McCarron Meghan and Patrick Hendy        

What are the levels and benefits of Host Committee? Read below to learn more!

Feast Membership- $1,000

10 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 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 tickets to Cook-Off

2 tickets to the Host Committee Reception

Name on Cook-Off webpage

Name in Cook-Off program


Purchase your tickets today!

Ticket Type

In Advance

At the Door

Adult (ages 13+)



Child (ages 12 and under)





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