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Chatham Book Club's 75th Anniversary Tea Party

Chatham Book Club's 75th Anniversary Tea Party

Serving the Chatham Book Club's 75th Anniversary Tea Party is Tanya Brown, Member of the Book Club and Tony Timms of Village Point Market

Greenville's first and only Interactive Culinary Experience! ICE Dinners are a perfect alternative to a basic night out of dining because you and your friends are the guest chefs of the evening!

Interactive Culinary Experience, Greenville

Your learning journey begins with cool libations and tasty hors d' oeuvres while the evening's menu plans are discussed. Each couple randomly selects a course they will prepare and the culinary action and kitchen fun begins. Recipes and all ingredients are awaiting the guest chefs' signature preparation. Within an hour, the culinary learning journey is complete and the dining and tasting experience begins.

Dine together at a table set for an incredible evening of conversation and culinary delights as each course is presented by the guest chefs. Wines are served to compliment each course. Our VPM staff serves and takes care of all the dishes leaving you completely free to relax and enjoy the ultimate interactive dining experience.

The cost is $160 per couple and includes a six course meal, wines, culinary instructions, sales tax and the VPM staff. Dates are limited, contact for further details and availability.

Guest chefs

The Egg Seminar

The Egg SeminarRecently, Ginger Timms was a presenter at a local ‘Lunch & Learn’ Seminar for one of Greenville’s well know physician groups.

The seminar 'All About The Incredible Edible Egg' included beneficial information about the egg as well as a savory luncheon catered by Village Point Market which featured three different varieties of Egg Frittatas.





Meet the VPM Chef Family!

Adrian, Cherinne and little DanielA warm hello from our family from across the pond in Leeds, England!  Adrian, Cherinne and little Daniel are looking forward to their annual visit to VPM later this year. 





Greenville Business Community
Catering Services

We are pleased to announce our expanded catering services for the Greenville business community and surrounding areas.

Whether it is a business meeting, staff luncheon, reward day at the office or a very special event – let Village Point supply all the gourmet style, fresh and healthy food for you and your guests to truly enjoy.

We will deliver all to your site with everything needed; hot food hot and cold food cold, guest service ware, chilled beverages and yummy desserts.

Download our Healthy Cuisine Catering Menu.

Wisconsin Restaurant Expo 2009

Wisconsin Restaurant Expo 2009VPM co-owner Ginger Timms has recently presented two seminars at the Wisconsin Restaurant Show.

Catering expert Ginger taught all the buffet building basics you need to know!

Ginger has spent 28 years in the event and catering industry both in the USA and in Europe. Originally from Silicon Valley – San Jose California where she started a very successful event and catering business of over twenty years, she is now resides in North Carolina where she continues her long career in the event and catering industry.

She served six years on the International Board of Governors for ISES, is a Past National President of the International Caterers Association, served on the Advisory Board for SPECIAL EVENTS Magazine, the Catersource Advisory Board and as the Catersource Events Editor. Ginger previously studied Business Management at the University of Santa Clara and Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has also served as a Convention Services Director for major hotel properties in Silicon Valley, California and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She is also a skilled seminar presenter and a regular speaker for numerous industry conferences as well as the recipient of several event industry awards.

Special Order

You can order our yummy Crab Dip (great hot or cold) and our Salmon Spread, any of our specialty hors d’ oeuvres, flavorful frittatas or custom cakes, cookies and pies – just call 252 321 3663 to place your order.

Celebrating Our First Year!

Tony and Ginger TimmsIt’s been one year since becoming the new owners of Lopaus Point Market, ever evolving to VILLAGE POINT MARKET.

Both of us are very pleased with the progress made during an ever so tough economy including our new interior look, lighting, menu items and special catering services. We owe YOU our loyal clients, many sincere thanks for your
support in dining and shopping with us. It has been our pleasure to get to know many of you and we will look forward to continuing to serve you and your families, employees and guests.

P.S. The new sign, completing the changeover from Lopaus Point to Village Point is planned for the summer along with a series of Customer Appreciation Evenings – watch for your special invitation to join us for a summer evening of fine food, wines and entertainment.

Flavorfully yours,
Tony & Ginger Timms

March of Dimes Tea Party

March of Dimes Tea PartyOn a November Saturday, seven very special guests attended a Tea Party in Pink at Village Point Market. The Tea Party was a live auction item provided by VPM at the recent March of Dimes Fundraiser. From Cucumber with Mint Butter and Apple and White Cheddar Tea Sandwiches to Lavender Meringue Kisses and Lemon Drop Cakes, the young guests dined like royalty.

March of Dimes

March of DimesVPM participated in Greenville’s Annual March of Dimes Chef’s Auction held at the Greenville Convention Center on October 8th. It’s an event that combines food, fun, and fundraising, and Greenville does it better than anyone in the state.

Our local favorite of Lemon Yogurt Cake was offered on real lemon leaves demonstrating our continuing effort to remain organic, healthy and environmentally friendly.

The city holds the most successful Chef’s Auction for the March of Dimes in North Carolina raising more than one hundred thirty thousand dollars.

Wedding at the Daughter’s of the American Revolution Home in Farmville, NC

Wedding at the Daughter’s of the American Revolution Home in Farmville, NCVPM catered the lovely wedding for one of our wonderful customers at the Daughter’s of the American Revolution Hall in Farmville, NC. The late September wedding was held on the Main Floor of the Hall and while pictures and beverages were served in the afternoon sun in the front garden, the catering and event staff quickly turned the Main Floor into the Dining and Buffet areas. A variety of VPM favorites were served including Petite Crab Cakes, Applewood Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Mini Turkey Meatballs and Rosemary Chicken Phyllo Pockets.

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Your Silver or Ours

Silver wareOur wide selection of butler passed or buffet set hors d’ oeuvres and salads can be artfully arranged on either your own silver or display ware or ours. We are more than happy to beautifully arrange your celebration or holiday selections for you complete with serving instructions and garnished with fresh herbs, greens and culinary accents.

Village Point Market's Hors d' Oeuvres


Winner's Circle Program

Wiinner's Circle ProgramVillage Point Market participates in the Winner’s Circle Program, a healthy dining program aimed at helping consumers find eating establishments that offer healthy foods, and identify healthy options when they eat away from home. Look for the star and fork logo to identify healthy options.

Winner’s Circle criteria promotes foods important for optimal health such as fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and calcium-rich foods as well as foods low in fat and sodium.

Winner’s Circle Approved Items
~ VPM Chicken Salad with Apple, Celery and Almonds
~ Curry Cashew Chicken Salad
~ Orzo with Roasted Veggies & Feta
~ Fresh Broccoli Salad with Golden Raisins, Smoked Ham
~ Season's Fresh Fruit Salad

Click for more VPM Winner's Circle information

Cypress Landing Red Hat Ladies

The Cypress Landing Red Hat Ladies from Chocowinity visited us last week for one of their monthly luncheons. From the looks of the happy faces they certainly enjoyed Village Point Market.

Cypress Landing Red Hat Ladies.


Spanish Wine Tasting - August 14

Last Thursday’s Wine Tasting (August 14th) featured five outstanding selections with very affordable price points. VPM had over twenty five guests for the evening. Along with tastings of five wines were a special treat to Manchego Cheese with Brown Butter, our own market spiced Spanish Olives, Rosemary Chicken Phyllo Pockets and Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops.

Hors d’ Oeuvres To Go

We are proud to introduce our own new line freshly made 'Hors d’ Oeuvres To Go' available by special order with a two day advance notice. All items are made on-site and are prepared using the same healthy lifestyle ingredients as all our other items. Please see our partial list of all hors d’ oeuvres and canapés listed in our new brochure which you can download from the links to the left.

New owners say market is 'dream come true'

Tony and Ginger TimmsBy Jane Welborn Hudson
The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Village Point Market's new owners — Tony and Ginger Timms — have international resumes in the food and events industry.

Tony, who hails from London, England, and Ginger, who's from San Jose, Calif., have produced functions for royalty and presidents including Princess Diana and President George W. Bush. Tony served as the technical director for the 1997 Ryder Cup and the 2000 American Express World Cup. Ginger has catered for the late Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama and numerous Silicon Valley high-tech firms including Apple, HP and Autodesk.

They met at an industry conference in 1999 and joined their business endeavors under the name of Classic World Events in 2000. Together they produced and catered events for the White House, the American Cancer Society and the three international Astrobiology Conferences, whose attendees are key individuals responsible for the exploratory Mars missions.

The couple moved to Spain for three years to experience the European style of events, learning about the culinary techniques and flavorful menus of the Mediterranean region. From 2004 to 2006, they were consultants to the world's third-largest global marketing agency based in Germany and opened their new U.S. offices in Manhattan.

"Our careers were on an upward spiral, traveling nearly every week either to Europe or to the West Coast, when we decided enough was enough," Ginger said. The couple decided to relocate full-time to Chocowinity.

When they Googled "Greenville businesses for sale" and discovered the popular Lopaus Point Market,, Ginger and Tony knew that their event careers and love of great food and wines had finally found a new home — with little traveling involved.

"Never, ever did we expect to find our ideal concept of a small business we could settle into so quickly right in our own backyard," Ginger said. "We are so pleased with the progress the market has made in the last four months since we took it over."

Tony said, "To have a market cafe where our combined talents of culinary expertise and event design can be utilized every day is simply our dream come true."

Ginger and Tony have added variety to the menu while still promoting healthy-based fresh fare. The menu — soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, appetizers, baked goods, desserts and dinners to go — is prepared fresh every day. Recipes are low-fat, low-salt and low-cholesterol yet flavorful.

Some of the newer items include Turkey Lasagna; Grilled Chicken Breasts with Avocado, Papaya, Red Pepper and Jicama Salsa; Atlantic Grilled Salmon with Balsamic Glaze; Pork Tenderloin with Mango & Citrus Sauce; New Red Potato Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette; Roasted Fresh Seasonal Vegetables; Black Bottom Cupcakes filled with low-fat cream cheese; All Natural Peanut Butter Cookies; Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes; and Summer Fruit Tarts.

The market also is introducing its own new line of Hors d' Oeuvres To Go, which will include Phyllo Triangles stuffed with Rosemary Chicken, Marsala Mushrooms or Sun-dried Tomatoes; Applewood Bacon-wrapped Sea Scallops; Fresh Cucumber Crowns with Smoked Salmon or Bay Shrimp Mousse; Continental Lahvosh Wraps filled with curry chicken and carrot salsa; Albacore Tuna or Hummus/Avocado and Red Pepper Spreads; Petite Carolina Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Dipping Sauce; Chive and Sweet Corn Pancakes with Roasted Chili Sauce; Cashew-encrusted Chicken Skewers with Fresh Pineapple/Mango Slaw; Macadamia-Crusted Chicken with Yogurt Lime Dip; Mini Cranberry Orange Muffin Tops with Sliced Pork Tenderloin; and Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Caps.

The retail area is newly stocked with hand-selected snacks, sauces, chocolates and culinary classics; gift baskets may be custom ordered.

International boutique wine selections change weekly, as well as the gourmet dips/spreads, homemade desserts and daily specials. Catering and box lunches are available.

The market is being repainted in an ecological range of greens and beiges, along with other technology and lighting changes envisioned by Tony.

Name changeto Village Point MarketAnd soon, signs will be erected featuring the market's new name: Village Point Market.

"The new name of Village Point Market will be making its debut later this summer and we can hardly wait," Tony said. "It reflects not only the close knit community of Greenville itself but lends a universally recognized character of friendliness and comfortable atmosphere."

The market is at 620 Red Banks Road. Hours are 10am to 7pm, Mondays-Fridays and 8am - 5pm Saturdays. Call 321-FOOD or visit the Web site

Traditional recipes from England

Pat SayersWe are now featuring an introduction to many new traditional baking recipes from England's westernmost counties. Devon is the home of Pat Sayers whose recipe for Caramelized Onion Tart was a welcomed addition to our selection of menu items last week.


Seen here with her father, Pat often sends in a variety of new ideas for us to share here in North Carolina.


Meet VPM's New Owners

We are pleased to introduce ourselves as the new owners of Village Point Market. While we are four years new to North Carolina, we are certainly not new to the fine food and gourmet wine industry. Our careers include events from London to California, from Royalty to Presidents, from intimate dining settings to corporate events and certainly weddings beyond expectations. Now, we are bringing our years of event marketing, management and catering together here in Greenville.

See all of the new menu selections and fresh baked goods that our culinary team prepares fresh every day. Our retail area is newly stocked with some of the best snacks, sauces, chocolates and culinary classics all hand-selected especially for VPM . Our international boutique wine selections change weekly as well as the gourmet dips, desserts and VPM specials.

Soon to be announced is our 2009 Wine and Dine Trip to the Mediterranean Coast of Spain where we spent three wonderful years enjoying the flavors and foods of some of the Med's finest dining experiences.

Our VPM Beach Basket Weekend To Go Service will be the perfect, most convenient way for you to enjoy those weekends at the beach without the fuss in the weekend kitchen. Watch for the new tab with simple ordering instructions to guarantee that your VPM Beach Basket is ready and waiting for you to pick-up and head to the Outer Banks.

So please come in and introduce yourself - we would love to meet all of our great customers at VPM!

Flavorfully Yours,

Tony and Ginger Timms


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