#PINKTOBER: THE RITZ-CARLTON, DUBAI COLLABORATES WITH JESSICA AND RITA KAHAWATY FOUNDERS OF MAMA RITA, TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR BREAST CANCER

All proceeds from The Ritz-Carlton Dubai x Mama Rita Afternoon Tea on 18 October will be donated to Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with Brest Friends

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai has announced a new partnership with Jessica and Rita Kahawaty, founders of Mama Rita as part of a charitable collaboration to raise awareness and funds for Al Jalila Foundation, in association with Brest Friends during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The collaboration between The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai and Entrepreneur, Humanitarian, and Model Jessica Kahawaty with wellness focused and Model Rita Kahawaty, will see the mother-daughter duo co-host a fashionable high tea event on 18 October focused on boosting awareness surrounding health and wellbeing, featuring specially curated The Ritz-Carlton Dubai x Mama Rita #PINKtober menu items. One of the core inspirations for this event is Rita Kahawaty’s inspiring personal journey with breast cancer, which we will be honoring and highlighting, in the hopes to empower fellow warriors and survivors.

Ladies who partake in The Ritz-Carlton Dubai’s award-winning afternoon tea hosted at The Lobby Lounge on 18 October will be able to enjoy a specially created Ritz-Carlton Dubai x Mama Rita savory, sweet and beverage creations as part of the signature Ritz-Carlton x Mama Rita afternoon tea, crafted in collaboration with Jessica and Rita, served within the prestigious Lobby Lounge upon prior reservations.

The specially created menu items, which will be available on 18 October 2022, will include a creamy beetroot hummus served in a crunchy tart shell served with carrots, Rita’s gluten free pink cake  a soft log with caramelized almonds, paired with a perfectly refreshing Rosy Days Lemonade with fragrant rose water.

The Ritz-Carlton x Mama Rita collaboration at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai forms part of a series of activation taking place at the JBR hotel throughout October, as part of the hotel’s month-long activities to raise funds for Al Jalila Foundation, while celebrating survivors and supporting those currently battling breast cancer.

Mama Rita was launched by mother-daughter duo Rita and Jessica Kahawaty two years ago, to create home cooked meals that are both healthy and delicious. Growing up, Rita’s mother taught her how to cook using only the freshest ingredients. Rita took to cooking naturally and was soon adding her own touches to her mother’s signature dishes. Recognising this gift, Mama Rita was born from Jessica’s desire to share the flavors of her home with the world. 

“Feeding the world as a mother would’ is the brand’s mantra. Premium in quality, the Mama Rita menu has been carefully curated by Jessica and Rita to bring all three generations of heartwarming home cooking to the public, beautifully fusing Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, and International cuisine. Every meal created in the Mama Rita kitchen tells a story of authenticity; the food is real, healthy and cooked from the heart” says Jessica Kahawaty.

The Ritz-Carlton x Mama Rita collaboration at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai forms part of a series of activations taking place at the JBR hotel throughout October, as part of the hotel’s month-long activities to raise funds for Al Jalila Foundation, while celebrating survivors and supporting those currently battling breast cancer.

Aligned with the brand’s Community Footprints commitment, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai will donate all proceeds from sales of the Ritz-Carlton x MamaRita Afternoon Tea to Al Jalila Foundation to support the breast cancer programme.

“We are proud to partner with Jessica and Rita Kahawaty for a charitable afternoon tea that is aimed at celebrating women within a luxurious setting, inviting them to sample signature PINKtober sweet treats and delicacies, whilst raising awareness and vital funds to support breast cancer research and treatment through Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with Brest Friends. At The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, we are passionate about supporting causes which have a tremendous impact on the lives of so many.  We are pleased to play our role in celebrating the women who have triumphed, supporting those who are currently battling the disease and shining a spotlight on the powerful ways the community can come together to support this great cause”, said Jeroen Elmendorp, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai.

Rita Kahawaty of Mama Rita continued, “After surviving cancer 7 years ago, I dedicated my efforts in not just eating better, but also feeding better. This journey is one that shouldn’t be endured alone. The support of our community is everything in aiding with the cure. We’re thrilled to be partnering with The Ritz-Carlton to support the cause.”

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