CORRECTING and REPLACING S.Pellegrino® Presents Original Video Series Showcasing the James Beard Foundation 2014 Rising Star Chef of the Year Finalists

S.Pellegrino offers exclusive behind-the-scenes profiles of the next generation of culinary stars

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STAMFORD, Conn.--()--Headline of release should read: S.Pellegrino® Presents Original Video Series Showcasing the James Beard Foundation 2014 Rising Star Chef of the Year Finalists (instead of S.Pellegrino® Presents Orignal Video Series Showcasing the James Beard Foundation 2014 Rising Star Chef of the Year Finalists)

The corrected release reads:

S.PELLEGRINO® PRESENTS ORIGINAL VIDEO SERIES SHOWCASING THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION 2014 RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

S.Pellegrino offers exclusive behind-the-scenes profiles of the next generation of culinary stars

On May 5, 2014, S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water will take part in the gastronomic highlight of the year, the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards, as the presenting sponsor of the Rising Star Chef of the Year Award. In the exciting lead up to the presentation ceremonies, S.Pellegrino has released an original video series to offer an exclusive look at the unique stories of each of the five chef finalists in the Rising Star award category.

Chefs recognized in the Rising Star category are all 30 years of age or younger. Each displays impressive skill and imagination and is poised to make a significant impact in the food and dining industry in the years ahead. The five chef finalists for the 2014 Rising Star Chef of the Year include:

“S.Pellegrino has held a long-standing relationship with the James Beard Foundation and together they have continued to support both established and emerging culinary talent,” said Karen Ress, Vice President and General Manager, S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. “As the top premium sparkling water, S.Pellegrino is proud to help recognize and celebrate these young chefs in the Rising Star Chef of the Year category and their fresh new ideas and contributions to the culinary industry.”

Filmed on location in each of the chefs’ restaurants, the video series will offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look at five up-and-coming contemporary culinary leaders. The profiles shed light on each chef’s individual journeys – their backgrounds, cooking philosophies, unique passions, skill sets and influences. To learn more about the S.Pellegrino Rising Star Chef of the Year Award videos and to hear other inspiring chef stories, visit www.finedininglovers.com.

For centuries, S.Pellegrino and its sister brand, Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water, have complemented fine food and dining occasions. In addition to S.Pellegrino’s sponsorship of the Rising Star category, Acqua Panna will have the honor of presenting one of the evening’s most esteemed awards, the 2014 Outstanding Restaurant of the Year.

S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna’s involvement in the 2014 James Beard Awards underscores the brand’s longstanding commitment to supporting world renowned chefs and cultivation of emerging culinary talent.

For more information about the James Beard Foundation and upcoming awards visit www.jamesbeard.org.

To see all of the S.Pellegrino Rising Star Chef of the Year Award videos and other inspiring chef stories, visit www.finedininglovers.com.

For more information on S.Pellegrino visit www.sanpellegrino.com or https://www.facebook.com/SanPellegrino.

About S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

The signature taste of S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water is created during a 30-year journey through the Italian Alps, where the water is naturally filtered. S.Pellegrino cleanses the palate and amplifies subtle flavors, making it the perfect complement to fine food and wines. This clean, refreshing taste helped S.Pellegrino become a preferred sparkling water in fine-dining restaurants in the USA, and pairs well with any occasion.

S.Pellegrino is proud to support a number of top culinary events such as The James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition, S.Pellegrino Cooking Cup, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Taste of the Nation, and Identità Golose. For more information, visit www.sanpellegrino.com or www.finedininglovers.com.

About the James Beard Foundation

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation's mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful and delicious food. Today the Beard Foundation continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. In September of 2012, the Foundation launched the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Protocol and helped create the American Chef Corps as a way to champion American chefs abroad, promote American food products and foster an interest in American culinary culture and history through international programs and initiatives. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard Foundation’s blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation on Facebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter and Instagram.

Contacts

Weber Shandwick
Lindsay Hawley, 617-520-7109
lhawley@webershandwick.com

As a proud sponsor of the 2014 James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, S.Pellegrino congratulates all of the finalists. Visit YouTube.com/SanPellegrinoTV to see an exclusive video series profiling the unique stories of the chefs, including Blaine Wetzel, Katie Button, David Posey, Jessica Largey, and Jimmy Bannos Jr. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Release Summary

On May 5, 2014, S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water will take part in the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards, as the presenting sponsor of the Rising Star Chef of the Year Award.

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Contacts

Weber Shandwick
Lindsay Hawley, 617-520-7109
lhawley@webershandwick.com