@@img1 MINNEAPOLIS, (Aug. 15, 2007) – Calling all chefs and aspiring culinary artists: Ardea Beverage Company, creator of nutrient-enhanced airforce® Nutrisoda®, has announced its first annual Sodalicious Recipe Contest for the soda that tastes good, does good, and is very good with food.
Open to all chefs, apprentices and student chefs, as well as anyone simply inspired to cook great food, the Sodalicious Recipe Contest invites entrants to submit a recipe that incorporates Nutrisoda as one of the ingredients in an appetizer, entrée, or dessert.
“Good chefs love the Good Soda for providing a deliciously healthy way to elevate the dining experience,” says Joe Heron, founder and CEO of Ardea Beverage Company. “In fact, raves from star chefs like Marc Murphy of Landmarc in New York City, Rick Tramanto of Tru in Chicago and Matt Zubrod of Dish in Aspen, inspired the competition.”
Finalist’s recipes will be re-created by Nutrisoda’s world-class chef advisors,
and judged on originality, creative use, and integration into a recipe. All submissions must be accompanied by a photo. Those who feel particularly inspired can also submit a video demonstrating their skills, as well as their ability to be the next TV celebrity chef. Specially priced Nutrisoda is available for contest entrants at www.nutrisoda.com/chefs
One grand prize winner will receive a trip to New York City to attend the May 2008 James Beard Foundation Awards. The prize includes airfare courtesy of American Airlines, two nights at the W Hotel, VIP access to all events and parties, and spa treatment at the Nutrisoda Chef Oasis, attended only by James Beard Foundation Award nominees. Second and third prize winners will receive a 24-can Rainbow Pack of Nutrisoda each month for a year.
“Our creative chef partners have said from the beginning that this is a soda you can sink your teeth into, and we’re honored to acknowledge their support by providing them a platform to demonstrate their skills for all to see,” said Lesley Heron, founder and VP, health & beauty of Ardea Beverage Company.
Contestants are invited to register and upload their recipes and videos at www.nutrisoda.com/chefs
now through Dec. 31, 2007.10 finalists will be selected on Jan. 10, 2008. Winners – judged by Nutrisoda’s esteemed panel of chefs – will be announced on Feb. 15, 2008.
Nutrisoda website visitors and friends and family can download recipes, vote on them, and track their popularity online.
“Whether it’s an ingredient in a dessert or the anchor of your entrée, Nutrisoda makes your menu more interesting and more delicious,” says Lesley Heron. “The Sodalicious Recipe contest demonstrates what top chefs have already discovered: the Good Soda is refreshing to drink – and good enough to eat.”
About airforce® Nutrisoda®
Introduced in 2004, airforce Nutrisoda targets on-the-go, nutritionally-aware people who enjoy new experiences and discovering new products.
All eight Nutrisoda varieties offer meaningful levels of leading-edge nutrients, natural fruit flavors, natural colors and water filtered four times for extra purity and a light, crisp effervescence.
Just as important as what’s in each can, is what’s not. Whether you choose Immune, Renew, Radiant, Calm, Focus, Flex, Energize or Slender, Nutrisodas have zero sugar, zero aspartame, zero sodium and zero to few calories. All in all, intelligent refreshment.
airforce Nutrisodas are available nationwide at select retail stores, fine grocers, national airports, hotels, cruise lines, restaurants, clubs, spa locations, schools, colleges and online. With a strong commitment to social and environmental causes, airforce Nutrisoda is good for you, 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, Minnesota.
For more information and to access high-resolution digital photos to accompany this story, please visit www.nutrisoda.com.