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Coaches’ Cook-Off

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Coaches’ Cook Off and $5,000 Raffle on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at Willow Oaks Country Club and support Commonwealth Autism! It’s going to be an evening filled with delicious food and exciting prizes.

Come witness our talented coaches and local chefs highlight their culinary skills as they compete in a somewhat friendly cook-off. Returning is our 2023 Top Chef Brittanny Anderson, owner of Brenner Pass restaurant and our Top Coach Nadine Domond from Virginia State University.

Competing against the returning campions are some of the leading culinary institutions in Richmond.

Trying to gain the champion title this year are:

Leah Branch from the ICONIC Richmond institution The Rooseveltshe is paired with the smashing Virginia Commonwealth University Rams head coach Ryan Odom.

Chris Morina from Lillian’s Oyster Hall is an un-shucking believable new seafood restaurant in Scott’s Addition, spinning with an assist is the University of Richmond Spiders head coach Chris Mooney.

Rounding out the food competition is the uncompromising Laine Myers from Oro a revolutionary new pop up shop engaging in Community Supported Agriculture with their perfect pasta. Myers is hoping to snap up a win with an assist from the uncompromising St. Gertude’s coach Robin D’Onofrio.

But that’s not all! At our raffle, you can win gift cards galore or the TOP PRIZE of $5,000!

The couples ticket gets you 4 drink tickets and 2 raffle tickets!

A single ticket gets you 2 drink tickets and 1 raffle ticket!

Grab your friends and family and head over to Willow Oaks Country Club for a night of culinary delights, and thrilling raffle excitement!

You buying tickets to our Coaches’ Cook Off and $5,000 Raffle directly supports our Career Readiness and Employment Program that seeks to help autistic individuals achieve their career goals!


Commonwealth Autism


Willow Oaks Country Club