January 25 of this year is the Lunar New Year ushering in the Year of the Rat. For those born in 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, and 2008, this is your year! The Lunar new year is an auspicious time for those who celebrate. The days and weeks leading up to the lunar […]
When Fine Choice Foods wanted to create a splash on the retail market, we needed an eye catching logo and this was how the Sum-m! Dim Sum logo came to fruition. This name was a fun catch phrase where Sum-m! was used in place of “Some” and the name described the product that we were making. […]
The food at Fine Choice Foods has come a long way since 1986. We have gone from making a large variety of dim sum and popular Chinese dishes in the late 80s and early 90s, to streamlining and perfecting our Spring Rolls, Gyozas, Egg Rolls, Wontons and sauces over the last decade. While we were […]
Fine Choice Foods is celebrating 30 years in business today! We’ve come a long way from hand rolling spring rolls, finger pinching potstickers, wontons and more in the back room of a small retail store on Cambie Street to running a semi-automated 50,000 ft2 facility in Richmond, BC! Have a look back with us through […]
We are pleased to announce that Fine Choice Foods was awarded the Sustainability Award at FoodProWest last week in recognition of our leadership in sustainability and for making a positive contribution to the environment through our sustainability practices. During a recent expansion of our facilities, energy efficient technologies and systems were installed to reduce the […]
A couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of welcoming the film crew from the Food Network’s Food Factory to our plant. They were here to feature our vegetable gyoza dumplings which will be aired on an upcoming segment in the fall. The day started with an early arrival and before long, the crew was […]
Did you know an estimated 2.5 million Canadians, or about seven percent of the population, suffer from a food allergy? Food allergies are a growing concern in Canada and worldwide, but there is no clear explanation why. According to Health Canada, the most common food allergens in Canada are eggs, milk, mustard, peanuts, seafood (fish, crustaceans, […]
Wishing you and your family a fantastic 2015!
Here at Fine Choice Foods we believe in getting involved in our community and giving back to the people who have supported us through the years. When the 30 Days of Kindness campaign organized by Marc Smith of 30 Day Adventures popped up on our radar, we knew we had to get involved. We knew […]
Because of our new plant design, BC Hydro has recognized us. We’ve help to save 384,000 kWh – that’s enough to power 35 homes for a full year! We’re proud to show it off among our cabinet of products.
Here at Fine Choice Foods, we believe that the best ingredients make the best food. Because of this, we try to source our fresh vegetables locally whenever possible. All of our produce is delivered daily and processed right away. One of our most commonly used ingredients is cabbage so it was important to us to […]
Last week, members of our team spent a couple hours at the Richmond Food Bank to lend a helping hand. We’ve donated to the food bank and this was a great opportunity for our team members to see where our donations go. We were welcomed at their main warehouse on Cedarbridge way where they collect […]
On Friday May 16th, we welcomed the winner of our contest, The Battle of the Culinary Students – the Gyoza Wars, to our plant. Christa Yeung was the teenage gourmand who captured the attention of the Fine Choice Foods and Choices Markets teams with her Spicy Pork and Cilantro Gyoza flavor. We started the day […]
Fine Choice Foods and Choices Market are pleased to announce that we have selected a winner for Battle of the Culinary Students – the Gyoza Wars. Congratulations to Christa Yeung from R.C. Palmer Secondary School in Richmond, BC. We had a number of great ideas submitted from students across the Lower Mainland and finally narrowed […]
Happy Chinese New Year! Today we are welcoming the year of the horse. All around the world, people are celebrating the start of a new lunar year. Chinese new year is a time to return home, to come together as family, and to share food. Accordingly, we’ve asked a few of our team members to […]
Happy holidays from all of us at Fine Choice Foods!
Just in time for the holidays, we’re excited to announce our newest product: the Oriental Appetizer Pack. This is the perfect pack for your entertaining needs whether it is for your next get together or holiday party. Busy after a long day of work and not ready for guests? Or getting sudden visitors popping by […]
Dumplings are a staple at all of our homes here at Fine Choice Foods HQ, and it’s not just because we make them! They’re a part of a way of life. Dumplings are comfort food and a simple quick meal. Today we present a simple recipe for a quick and easy meal featuring our Sum-m! […]
As we head into the back to school season, we want to help busy mothers, and their families get settled into a new routine. Our convenient and tasty products make a great addition to meals or can be served as a meal on their own. That is why, we’ve teamed up with Mommy Kat and […]
When you’re travelling it’s hard to think of unique and tasty treats for the road. If you have time, making healthy alternatives is the way to go. But occasionally, time just gets away from you and you’re left struggling to find something to snack on. Sum-m spring rolls and gyozas make the perfect snack while […]
In the summer heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on your stove and oven. But you still need to put dinner on the table, so you turn to your grill. Why not try grilling a few of our Sum-m! products for a simple light meal on its own or as a […]