Boreal Water Collection inc. was awarded a prestigious Superior Taste Award with 2 stars from the International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi). The official award ceremony took place in Brussels, Belgium on May 31, 2012 and Mrs. Francine Lavoie CEO attended to receive this prestigious award on behalf of Boreal Water Collection.
This international quality recognition is a major acknowledgment for New York Catskill Alpine natural spring source, as the tough judging panel is made up of some of Europe's leading Sommeliers and beverage experts. Boreal Water bottles its famous New York brand Leisure Time Spring water with this quality water as well as many private labeled water clients. iTQi is the leading independent Chef and Sommelier based organization dedicated to testing and promoting superior tasting food and drink from around the world. Judges are selected within the 13 most prestigious European culinary and sommeliers associations such as the Maîtres Cuisiniers of France and Belgium, Academy of Culinary Arts, Hellenic Chefs' Association, Académie Culinaire of France, Verband der Köche Deutschlands, Jeunes Restaurateurs d'Europe, the Federación de Asociaciones de Cocineros of Spain, Federerazione dei Cuochi Italiana, Portuguese Chefs Association, Årets Kock of Sweden, Euro-Toques and the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale ASI).
The Superior Taste Award is a unique international recognition based upon the judgment of Chefs and Sommeliers who are leaders in opinion and experts in taste. Mrs. Francine Lavoie CEO of Boreal Water states: “I am proud of our achievement and I thank all our employees for doing such a good job at bringing such superior taste and quality products to market. This award truly highlights the quality of our water.”