(NEW ORLEANS) – May 4, 2020 – Windsor Court Hotel, in partnership with the Berger/Tiller family, is proud to announce a collaboration with Son of a Saint to provide more than 3,000 meals to families in need in the Greater New Orleans area.
Beginning tomorrow, May 5, Executive Chef Vlad Ahmadyarov and his team at Windsor Court will prepare individually packaged, family-style meals – large enough to feed groups of six – three days a week.
“We thought long and hard about what we could do to make a meaningful impact on the local community during these challenging times,” said Ralph Mahana, general manager of Windsor Court Hotel. “We know the need for food is great, and we have a very talented chef that is not cooking right now due to temporary closures of our restaurants by city mandate. With this in mind, coupled with our admiration of the great work Son of a Saint does within our community, the pieces really just fell into place.”
Son of a Saint will coordinate pick-up and delivery to the families, many of whom have been impacted by job loss and limitation of food resources due to COVID-19.
"Son of a Saint does so much to uplift, motivate and transform the lives of young men in our community through its mentor program, and its mission has more of an impact during this crisis than ever before," said Amanda Berger, Son of a Saint board member and development chair. "Our family is honored to partner with Windsor Court in supporting Son of a Saint's incredible efforts for its young men and their families."
Windsor Court has been a long-time supporter of Son of a Saint and its commitment to enhance the lives of fatherless boys through mentorship, emotional support, cultural enrichment and more.
"Son of a Saint is thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with our friends at Windsor Court Hotel," said Bivian “Sonny” Lee III, founder and CEO of Son of a Saint. “Our entire organization is grateful to the team at Windsor Court, led by General Manager Ralph Mahana, and to the Berger/Tiller family for facilitating this most recent collaboration. We held several of our earliest events at the Windsor Court, and to now work together to provide food security for our young men and their families during these most difficult times is both humbling and inspiring. Though we have a long way to go as we work through this critical time, this effort helps us significantly."
As an extension of this meal program, and in the midst of these challenging times, Windsor Court owners have also committed to providing 1,200 takeaway meals over the coming weeks to Windsor Court Hotel associates who have been affected by the unfortunate circumstances brought on by the pandemic.
About Windsor Court:
Windsor Court has been the choice for discerning travelers for over 30 years. The 23-story hotel is located in the heart of the Central Business District, steps from the French Quarter. The award-winning luxury hotel features 316 oversized guestrooms and suites, the acclaimed Grill Room restaurant, the storied Polo Club Lounge, the celebrated Le Salon for afternoon tea, the on-the-go eatery Café Anglais, an extensive art collection with mostly works of British origin, the luxurious Spa at Windsor Court, and Waterman Poolside Bar, among other amenities and services. For off-site events, Windsor Court offers CELEBRATE!, a premier custom New Orleans catering service.
The hotel was purchased in October 2009 by an ownership team led by The Berger Company of New Orleans and the Dallas-based Crow Family Holdings. Windsor Court is a member of Preferred Hotels® and Resorts Legend Collection and is a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection. For more information, please visit www.windsorcourthotel.com.
About Son of a Saint:
Son of a Saint launched in 2011 to address the burgeoning problem of fatherless boys in the New Orleans area. Under the direction of Bivian “Sonny” Lee, the 501©(3) organization is dedicated to its mission of enhancing the lives of young males through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships. For more information or to get involved, visit www.sonofasaint.org.
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