Smart Chefs Choose Intelligent Refreshment

Marc Murphy
Paul Lynch
Ryan Poli

@@img1MINNEAPOLIS, (November 2006) – airforce ® Nutrisoda® will officially announce their new chef ambassadors at the International Hotel and Restaurant Show in New York City in November. The program highlights well known executive chefs who have recognized airforce Nutrisoda as intelligent refreshment that brings style and wellness to their tables. The leader in nutrient enhanced sodas, Nutrisodas contain zero sugar, zero sodium, zero aspartame and zero to few calories.

The new culinary program includes some of the nation’s most creative chefs who will be featuring Nutrisoda in their restaurants with food pairings and specialty cocktails. The program will include chef interviews and recommendations on starting in December and national advertising beginning in January 2007 Full page ads are scheduled for Food Arts, Food & Wine, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure and InStyle.
A perfect accompaniment to delicious food, Nutrisoda helps elevate the dining experience with its distinctive style and natural fruit flavors. Using natural colors and water filtered 4 times for extra purity, Nutrisoda’s light refreshingly carbonated taste complements a dish without competing and helps restaurants stay on top of the trend towards healthier menus.

“I am excited with being associated with airforce Nutrisoda, said Marc Murphy, executive chef from Ditch Plains and Landmarc in New York City. “As a chef, I appreciate the accurate flavors, unique combinations and versatility of airforce Nutrisoda. They are refreshingly light, full of nutrients and they provide a great base for building innovative cocktails.”

“airforce Nutrisoda gives us the sophisticated taste we look for in a new drink. Without sugars or calories, it is a healthy move in the right direction,” said Ryan Poli, executive chef from Butter in Chicago.

Executive chef Paul Lynch from FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar in Minneapolis, offered, “airforce Nutrisoda is the perfect accoutrement to a perfectly balanced meal. It is intelligent refreshment for enlightened nutrition,”
“Our executive chef team will be the foundation for our chef ambassador program allowing it to bloom into a network of top chefs around the country,” said Maile Buker, vice president of marketing & strategy for Ardea Beverage Company. “Each of these chefs have been recognized as style leaders within the restaurant world. They recognize Nutrisoda as the smart choice for refreshing their beverage menu, enhancing the flavors from their kitchen and creating a distinctive, memorable experience for their guests. After all, you are what you eat.and drink.”

About airforce® Nutrisoda®
Introduced in 2003, airforce Nutrisoda, targets on-the-go, nutritionally-aware, fashion conscious people who also enjoy new experiences and discovering new products. Each of the seven flavors within the portfolio feature striking packaging and contain leading edge nutrients formulated to achieve a specific wellness benefits. The products have zero sugar, zero aspartame, zero sodium and zero to few calories.

airforce® Nutrisoda® is available nationwide at select retail stores including SuperTarget, fine grocers, national airports, hotels, cruise lines, restaurants, clubs, spa locations and online. With a strong commitment to Dress for Success and other non-profit community organizations dedicated to social causes, airforce Nutrisoda tastes good, looks good, and does good. It’s the good soda.

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