Dubai-Based Model Jessica Kahawaty Launches New Home-Cooked Food Venture With Her Mother

Lindsay Judge   |   14-09-2020

Mother-daughter duo Rita and Jessica Kahawaty present Mama Rita, a food delivery concept that tastes just like home.


Dubai based model Jessica Jessica Kahawaty and her mother, Rita have teamed up to create a brand new food delivery concept that will bring home-cooked mouthwatering dishes, made with love, direct to your door.


Based on Rita’s own home-cooked recipes, Mama Rita will offer the best of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and International cuisine cooked with a mother’s touch. Every meal created in the Mama Rita kitchen tells a story of authenticity; the food is real, wholesome and cooked from the heart.


Beetroot Hummus


Growing up, Rita’s own mother Nahil taught her how to cook using delicious fresh vegetables grown in the Lebanese mountains by her father Simon. Rita took to cooking naturally and was soon adding her own touches to her mother’s signature dishes. Recognising this gift, Jessica wanted the world to enjoy the flavours of her home.




Mama Rita Co-Founder – Jessica Kahawaty says “I am so happy to be launching Mama Rita with my mother. For as long as I can remember, her cookbook was a treasured item she always wrote in – discovered recipes, inspiration and new flavours. Every meal was cooked from the heart. Our family has always been about sharing and finally, the world gets to taste the food that we grew up with.”



Rita Kahawaty adds “Mama Rita is a true expression of my love of home cooking that has been passed down through the generations of my family. My mother taught me everything I know. Mama Rita is the same food we serve to our friends and family around our own dinner table. The meals delievered to your home is a true taste of my own kitchen.”




The selection of small dishes on offer will include a selection of healthy and wholesome dishes such as  Beetroot Hummus the Mama Rita way, served with cucumber and carrot sticks, Mama’s Fattoush; a refreshing salad full of flavours.


Quinoa Salad


Main courses will include the delicious Original Lasagna layered with rich bechamel and bolognese sauce and Basil Pesto Pasta; with traditional fusilli pasta and an aromatic pesto sauce, topped with parmesan and roasted pine nuts. Rita’s Homemade Shawarma is a must-try. The authentic dish is cooked with tender beef marinated overnight will prove a taste of home


Blueberry cake


To finish, try classic Knéfe or Mama’s Special Carrot Cake or Blueberry Cake, perfect for those with a sweet tooth.


Mama Rita is available to order now at