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03/02/2021

Sobeys, Oliver & Bonacini partner on ready-to-bake meals

A selection of pre-cooked and frozen dishes are available to order through the Voilà delivery service
Ready-to-bake at home: O&B’s Artisan Chicken Pot Pie, available exclusively at Voila.ca, features a rich and creamy filling, chock-full of chicken and vegetables and is covered in a flaky golden crust. (CNW Group/Sobeys Capital Incorporated)

Ready-to-bake at home: O&B’s Artisan Chicken Pot Pie, available exclusively at Voila.ca, features a rich and creamy filling, chock-full of chicken and vegetables and is covered in a flaky golden crust. (CNW Group/Sobeys Capital Incorporated)

Nearly a year into the pandemic, it's easy to run out of meal ideas and with parts of the Great Toronto Area (GTA) still in lockdown, a visit to a local restaurant is out of the question.

A new partnership between Sobeys, Farm Boy and Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality (O&B) aims to bring GTA residents the best of dining out and eating in. Starting Tuesday, customers can order select dishes from O&B restaurants including Bannock, Leña and Maison Selby, online through Voilà by Sobeys.

The first four products--Chicken Pot Pie ($24), Tourtière ($30), Piri Piri Chicken ($26) and French Onion Soup ($24)--are prepared in Farm Boy's test kitchen and delivered pre-cooked and frozen in ready-to-heat packaging. According to a press release, the partnership and meal options will continue to evolve over time.



"Customers and communities have sorely missed the in-dining restaurant experience through this seemingly never-ending cycle of lockdowns in the GTA," said Jeff York, partner and special advisor to Sobeys and Farm Boy. "The entire food industry must rally behind restaurants to create fertile ground for their continued innovation."

"Some of the most exciting food trends and innovations come from small, local producers and restaurants," added York. "Through this collaboration, we are supporting the restaurant industry to continue innovating, thriving and flourishing, even in the face of the pandemic. This is only the beginning of an incredible partnership rooted in food innovation."

These items can be added to any grocery order placed online at Voila.ca for home delivery.