Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Meet the C'est si Bon! Team
Influenced by her French name and the food traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country where she was born and raised, Dorette Snover graduated with degrees in education and culinary arts. She spent years as a private chef, NPR commentator, food stylist, artisanal cheese apprentice, and media escort to cookbook authors.
She opened C’est si Bon!, a cooking school in Chapel Hill, where she offers to quell curiosities by teaching the mysteries of kitchens and cooking; both here and abroad in Europe.
Co-Owner, Co-Director, Sommelier, Beekeeper, Gardener, Maintenance and Corporate Specialist
Born in the heart of Pennsylvania, Rich Snover grew up watching his Polish, English and German family make dandelion wine and poppy seed bread. His knowledge of bees, wines, and soil nourishes our team building and other programs. In his spare time, he plants heritage tomatoes, reroots our thornless blackberries, grows shitake mushrooms, nurtures our Meyer lemon, key lime, and fig trees.
Lucy the Retriever spends her summers retrieving and harvesting watermelon from the C'est si Bon garden and fending off the squirrels in the yard.
Co-Director, Executive Chef.
Erick was born in Colorado and raised in North Carolina; his first taste of rice was in a hectic dumpling house in Chinatown NYC when he was five months old and from there his kitchen art embraced many tastes. A highly trained executive chef in Vail, Colorado, he specializes in Japanese kaiseki cuisine. Read about him in Denver's 5280 Magazine. Erick loves working with the Kid-Chef Program and to travel extensively to experience other cultures and cuisines, including those of Normandy, Bilbao, Bonaire, Barcelona, Italy, Croatia, Taiwan, and Japan. Whether foraging for porcini or making turkey "five-ways" at Thanksgiving with his brother, Jaryd, he is driven by food, family, travel, and culture but mostly cheese and good bread.
Alex gained a love for cooking by seeing the film Julie & Julia and reading more and more about Julia Child and her recipes and eventually trying them. At age 8 he then decided to go to C’est si Bon! Cooking School and stayed a student there for 7 years. At age 15 he became an intern. At aged 18 he became an instructor and newsletter assistant, as well as video editor. In his free time he enjoys cooking, watching food network and movies, and reading books (especially Julia Child memoirs). Alex has always loved being taught at C’est si bon but he really loves teaching kid chefs after being a student for so long. He loves working with kids, especially ones with similar interests (like cooking and food!). He is very good at preparation in the kitchen and being very accurate and precise when it comes to cooking. He was featured in Chapel Hill Magazine and you can read that article here. His favorite dish to make is Mousse au Chocolat. Alex is a freshman in the film program at UNC School of the Arts.