Meet the C'est si Bon! Team
Influenced by her French name, Italian heritage, 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.
In 1997, she opened C’est si Bon!, a cooking school in Chapel Hill, where she teaches the mysteries of kitchens and cooking; both here and abroad in Europe.
Also a writer, please visit her author website, Dorette Ellen Snover, for the latest news on her upcoming novel.
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.
Co-Director. Executive Chef. Taste the Adventure. Kid-Chefs. Date Night Pop-Ups. Team Buildings. Goat-Herder.
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 teaching and is always developing new strategies of taste for the Kid-Chef Program and developing events - whether a fund-raiser for No Kid Hungry, NC or O2 Fitness. When not in the kitchen or office, Erick loves to experience other cultures and cuisines, including those of Normandy, Bilbao, Bonaire, Barcelona, Italy, Croatia, Taiwan, and Japan. Whether foraging for porcini or fermenting koji carrots, Erick is driven by food, family, travel, and culture but mostly cheese and good bread.
Program Director. Taste the Adventure. Date Night Pop-Ups. Team Buildings. Kid-Chefs. Social Media Maven.
Abbie was born and raised in North Carolina; her first taste of mac and cheese and fresh caught fish near her family’s retreat in Oregon Inlet hooked her on beautiful local food. With an Undergrad degree in Exercise Science Abbie comes to C’est si Bon! with an expertise in health and levels of organization we could previously only imagine. Abbie loves teaching and people and her creative leadership in our social media campaigns includes making I-movies that bring it all to life. When not deep in google drive, or creating a new pasta dish, or transplanting watermelon seeds, Abbie loves to knit and play with the new baby goats, Brownie and Oreo, and if there’s any time left in the day, build a gardener’s table out of pallets. Abbie is driven by a love of sassy canines (picture greyhounds and goldens) moonfish and mangoes in Kauai, and leading teens bravely on adventures of taste!