Vince’s Market – Easter Ready to Serve Offerings

Vince's Market prepared foods

Chef Michael here…It’s amazing just how fast time flies and now Easter is just around the corner.  Who has time to cook with all the hustle and bustle of today’s busy schedules? Easter is a time to spend with family and friends, celebrating spring and new beginnings.  At Vince’s we hope to make this celebration easier and convenient for our valued customer.  Let Vince’s Market take care of those holiday meal needs with any of our heat and serve or ready to serve offerings all available daily in the prepared food section!. All Vince’s Market locations are open this holiday weekend on both Good Friday and Easter Sunday until 5pm!

With a wide variety of offerings to build that perfect meal for you and your family, stop in this Easter and make your Easter entertaining easy with just a few simple steps. First, decide on a main course whether it be our perfectly roasted Leg of Lamb with a Rosemary Jus, Glazed Ham with Pineapple or a Pork Tenderloin with a Porcini Mushroom Sauce. Then choose your side dish – Honey Roasted Root Vegetables, some Seasoned Spaghetti Squash or Steamed Kale. We also offer Herb Roasted Potatoes, Scalloped or Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes just to mention a few.  Looking for a Gluten Free or Vegan option? Try our White Organic Quinoa Pilaf.

Take your meal a step further and add a unique salad offering; something like a Baby Spinach, Quinoa, Goat Cheese, Slivered Almonds, Blueberry & Orange or our own Cobb Style Salad for example.

I’m more than happy to offer recommendations for your meal planning. Feel free to reach out to me at or stop me when you see me at any one of our 3 locations in Sharon, Newmarket or Uxbridge.

In the meantime, we welcome your feedback. You can leave a comment right here on the site or head on over and join in the conversation on Facebook (remember to ‘Like’ the page) and Twitter – (don’t forget to follow us there too).

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Happy Easter

Michael Wood

Vince’s Market’s Michael Wood – Prepared Foods Chef & Category Manager

Chef Michael Wood

At Vince’s Market, we recognize the need to bring our customers healthy, fresh and tasty prepared meal solutions. Everyone is stretched for time, and the supermarket is the perfect place to grab a quick hot meal or something that can be reheated and served to the hungry family quickly. Recognizing this, Vince’s went on the search for an Executive Chef who had the experience and knowledge to bring new and fresh flavours to Vince’s Market Prepared Foods offering. We are pleased to introduce Chef Michael Wood!

A fantastic addition to the management team at Vince’s Market, Michael brings extensive experience and skill to our group. Please read on for a personal message from Michael and to get to know his background better.

“I am very excited and honored to be part of the Vince’s Team and to work for a company that holds true to traditional values and prides itself on the food it serves to the local community.

As a teenager, my career started in grocery stores and restaurants which led me into George Brown College where I obtained a diploma in Culinary Management. Upon receiving my diploma, I moved overseas to start my apprenticeship where I spent seven years working at four and five star boutique resorts in the Caribbean. During that endeavor I successfully obtained my Red Seal designation and worked my way up to become Executive Chef for an all inclusive resort in Bermuda.

Ten years ago, I returned to Canada and continued in my role as an Executive Chef with ClubLink, a private membership only golf company where I worked and managed several of their courses throughout the GTA. Being back in Canada has allowed me to help train and develop apprentices through The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Being a part of the Vince’s Family for just shy of a year now, I look forward to my future with a company that is ever growing and evolving. I will bring my solid education, training, skill set and most importantly my passion of food to the Vince’s team and stores and to further develop and enhance the quality and selection of food that we offer and serve to our valued customers.

Born and raised in York Region, and now living in East Gwillimbury with my wife Nancy and daughter Madisyn, I am proud to work for company that supports the local farmers and products from the community in which we live, work and play.

I would love to hear from you, your ideas, comments and feedback are always welcome. Yours in good food and healthy eating”.

Michael Wood

As always, we welcome your feedback. You can leave a comment right here on the site or head on over and join in the conversation on Facebook (remember to ‘Like’ the page) and Twitter – (don’t forget to follow us there too).

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Until next time,


Vince’s Market Social Committee Update

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Did you know that Vince’s Market has close to 300 team members? Many of those team members have been with the company for 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years!  One of the most important things about a team member’s experience is that they feel comfortable and enjoy coming to work each day. To encourage building relationships and friendships amongst our team, many years ago we created the Vince’s Social Committee to find ways to engage our team outside of normal work routines.

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Vince’s Market – Offering New Healthy Snack Options

Vince's Market Spring is a rebirth of many sorts. Flowers begin to bloom, fingers begin to thaw, and fresh ideas in the grocery department come to life. Here at Vince’s Market we strive to exceed customer needs and are constantly looking to bring in and experiment with new innovation. Recently, we underwent a transformation in our grocery department in our locations specifically to increase the offerings in our healthy snack category.

An increased focus on items customers are looking for and talking about have made their way into our grocery lineups with supporting sale pricing to encourage our customers to try something different! Continue reading

Vince’s Market Deli Update – 3 Customer Favourites

fresh pizza dough Newmarket Uxbridge Sharon Ontario Happy Family Day from all of us at Vince’s! We hope you enjoy this day and spend it with loved ones. Stay safe and warm! All Vince’s Market locations are open today until 5pm! This week our blog is aimed at discussing what is seasonally available and in demand in our Deli department. Below are 3 customer favourites.

At Vince’s Market, our deli department consists of sliced deli meats and cheeses, cured meats, select local, national and international cheeses, dips and spreads, made in store pizzas and much, much more. Continue reading

February Seasonal Produce Update from Carmen at Vince’s Market

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The Ontario Food Terminal is a chilly place at 5 a.m. this time of year, but that does not stop the daily movement of produce in and out from all over the world. During the winter months, our seasonal produce update is here to help you identify which products are in their prime season from around the world. Hopefully, this will provide you with some inspiration to include fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily meal planning. Here is our February update from Carmen here at Vince’s Market.

Where in the world is all of your produce coming from?
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Vince’s Market’s Vegetable Highlight: The Cauliflower

health benefits of cauliflower We asked you for feedback and we got it! One of the big blog requests is for us to identify seasonal fruits and vegetables and give some tips on how to select, how to store, how to prepare and a great recipe for cooking. So here we go! Here is Vince’s Market’s vegetable highlight of the week – the Cauliflower… everything you need to know. Cauliflower will be a big food trend item for 2015!

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Finding Protein Without All the Meat

healthy protein sources Eat more protein for a balanced diet; eat more protein to lose weight; eat more protein for increased energy. It seems like protein is the magic potion to all of our food consumption. However, when we think about getting adequate amounts of protein into our diets we instantly think of all meat products.

For those individuals who are not carnivores, the ‘eat more protein’ phrase can seem like a tricky and somewhat overwhelming task. So the big question at hand is what sources other than meat, can we load up on this super-important-macronutrient needed to stay healthy? Continue reading

Healthy Diet Plan for the New Year

Fresh produce Newmarket Uxbridge Sharon Ontario We are all looking for ways to eat clean and healthy. For some of us, the New Year is all about major life changes – starting with healthy living that includes regular exercise and a new diet plan. For the high achievers out there – we admire you! For many, the realization that our lofty goals may not be achievable and we revert back to past tendencies. For those of us (myself included) – don’t lose hope!

What many nutritionist, dieticians and even doctors will tell you is it is all about identifying achievable targets. Small changes that you can make in your life and diet that can be upheld and practiced day in and day out. Continue reading

Questions you Want your Grocer to Answer & 2015 Trends

Happy New Year copy 2015 is here! As a blog subscriber, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for following Vince’s Market and keeping up to date with us. We feel so fortunate to have a loyal and engaged customer group who keep us informed of how we are doing. This constant feedback is so important as an independent grocer and local business to make sure we continue to be relevant to you! With this in mind, we are currently asking you to help us with our weekly Blog topics for 2015! We are asking you – what questions have you always wanted your grocer to answer? What topics are important to you in 2015? What insights into our business would you like to know? Go to our Facebook page and leave us a comment. You will be entered to win a $50 Vince’s Market gift card.

Trends have become so important to how food is viewed and purchased. So what will happen with food in 2015? There is a lot of stuff out there that you can read – Supermarket Guru, Phil Lempert, is a trusted source and says “The top food trends for 2015 indicate people’s palates are continuing to evolve and they are gravitating toward streamlined grocery shopping experiences that are convenient for their lifestyles. In 2015, look for brands and merchants to advance their product offerings and shopping amenities to meet these demands.
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