airforce Nutrisoda Chef Oasis Event Hosts Top Chefs


MINNEAPOLIS, (May 31, 2007) – Ardea Beverage Company announced that the exclusive airforce® Nutrisoda® Chef Oasis event on May 7, 2007 was attended by many of the nation’s top chefs. The event was held prior to the James Beard Foundation Awards, the premier honors for professional culinary artists across North America.
The Chef Oasis was attended by James Beard Foundation Awards nominees, including Floyd Cardoz (Tabla), Wylie Dufresne (WD-50), Jose Garces (Amada), Thomas Keller (The French Laundrey), Bruce Sherman (North Pond), Celine Tio (The American Restaurant), Frank McClelland (L’Espalier),Mindy Segal (Hot Chocolate) and Tim McKee (La Belle Vie). Chef Frank McClelland from L’Espalier was honored with Best Chef Northeast at the awards ceremony.

Guests were pampered with spa treatments including massages, pedicures and facials, all while enjoying Nutrisoda and Nutrisoda specialty elixirs paired with delectable foods. “We created the Chef Oasis event as an opportunity for the chefs and their guests to socialize and relax before the awards extravaganza,” said Lesley Heron, vice president of health and beauty for the Ardea Beverage Company. “Pairing food with the natural fruit flavors of our soda is gaining momentum at fine restaurants across the country. The light effervescence in the soda refreshes the palate and makes it the perfect accoutrement for the innovative and flawless recipes of our culinary partners.”

The Chef Oasis supports Nurisoda’s ongoing commitment to the culinary arts, while promoting healthful living. Nutrisoda’s culinary program highlights some of the nation’s most creative executive chefs, many of whom have recognized Nutrisoda as intelligent refreshment that brings delicious style and wellness to help refresh their menus. Nutrisoda’s chef ambassadors are profiled at Good to drink. Good with Food. Good for you. Nutrisoda is the Good Soda.

About airforce® Nutrisoda®
Introduced in 2004, airforce® Nutrisoda®, targets on-the-go, nutritionally-aware people, who also enjoy new experiences and discovering new products. Each of the eight flavors within the portfolio feature striking packaging and contain leading edge nutrients formulated to achieve a specific wellness benefit. Appealing to fashion, foodie & health-conscious consumers, the products have zero sugar, zero aspartame, zero sodium and zero to few calories. The Nutrisoda line includes: Immune, Energize, Flex, Focus, Calm, Radiant, Slender and Renew.

airforce® Nutrisodas® are available nationwide at select retail stores, fine grocers, national airports, hotels, cruise lines, restaurants, clubs, spa locations and online. With a strong commitment to social and environmental causes, airforce Nutrisoda tastes good, looks good, and does good. Call us the Good Soda.

About Ardea Beverage Company
The Ardea Beverage Company is dedicated to the development and marketing of nutrient enhanced sodas that deliver a health and wellness benefit in a safe, delicious and convenient format. The company is based in Minneapolis, Minn.

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