ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) - The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta will offer a week-long, Autumn Apple Menu in Atlanta Grill from Monday, October 12, through Saturday, October 17, to support the downtown hotel's local Community Footprints efforts, the brand's social and environmental responsibility program. From each dinner, 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, where it will be used to support local causes such as child well-being, environmental responsibility and hunger and poverty relief. The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta has supported the Atlanta Community Food Bank through volunteering and fundraising for the past 15 years.

"We have been grateful for the hotel's support over the years as part of their Community Footprints efforts and the proceeds from the October dinner will help feed our local families in need," said Kyle Waide, President and CEO of Atlanta Community Food Bank. "From each of the Autumn Apple Dinners sold, we will be able to provide $45 in groceries for someone in need."

Executive chef Ramesh Kaduru, the creative culinary force behind the menu's conception, will begin the three-course, prix-fixe menu with an apple and kale salad with toasted pumpkin seeds, honey crisp apple, candied beets and apple vinaigrette. The entrée course will feature a choice of crispy pork belly with apple confit, creamed farro and sorghum glaze, or pan-seared crispy duck with sweet potato puree, apple chutney and apple jus. For dessert, chef Kaduru will serve a classic French apple tatin and apple sorbet.

The Community Footprints mission vows that all Ritz-Carlton hotels should be "positive, supportive members of their communities and sensitive to the environment." This assurance is highlighted through the company's culture, commitment to its employees, ethical business practices and support for its respective communities. The connection with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Atlanta Grill is the perfect match.

The Atlanta Grill Autumn Apple Menu is $60 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, and available for dinner only and 15 percent of proceeds will be donated to Community Footprints. Please call404.659.0400 to make a reservation.

About The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
Downtown's only AAA Five Diamond hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta is a luxurious oasis in the heart of the city with a splash of glamour. This hotel is surrounded by the state's centers of law, finance and government, and is minutes from the Georgia Aquarium, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, College Football Hall of Fame and Georgia World Congress Center. For information and reservations, please call 1-800-241-3333, the hotel at 404-659-0400, a travel professional or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 90 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, and for the latest company updates, visit The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR).

Contact Information:

Julie Rollend
Area Communications Manager
3391 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Tel: (404) 240-7029
Fax: (404) 348-5646

Chloe-Anne Ramsey
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83 Walton Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
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