C’est si Bon! Cooking School Plants New Seeds

Chapel Hill, NC, March 29, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Dorette Snover, chef owner of the C’est si Bon! Cooking School in Chapel Hill, is pleased to announce their 2009 Summer Programs digging deep into the local environs to offer menus from farmers and artisans food producers in Bon Appetit’s appointed “Foodiest Small Town in America” for their Kid-Chef and Teen-Chef Programs at C’est si Bon!

Each year the format for Teen-Chefs residential “camp” which runs from June 22-28 and June 29-July 3rd grows. The program for the week, called “Carolina on My Plate,” offers promising teen chefs a medley of local field trips and applied kitchen work. Menus for Carolina on My Plate hands on cooking classes feature local specialties; pork and sweet potatoes and summertime bounty with focused guidance from Chef Snover.

“We remain jazzed and the stellar choice among US Cooking Schools to offer teens such high-level culinary programs,” says Snover. “Each season we try to top our previous tour.”

Two sessions and a dozen teens from across the country are participating in “Carolina on My Plate” will savor a gourmet experience with Chef Snover at Fickle Creek Farm in Efland, North Carolina.

“Our home sweet home is Fickle Creek Farm in Efland where the tantalizing atmosphere feeds our imaginations and bellies with warm eggs, garden treasures, and home-cured pork. We’ll pilgrimage to fields of heritage breed pork, goat cheese, honey, and lavender. Carolina on My Plate rests on the groundwork of our France tours and we are grateful to find so many passionate chefs, farmers, and artisans sitting with us at the table of North Carolina!”

Highlights of their week will include field trips to Celebrity Dairy, renowned for their locally produced goat cheese, Cane Creek Farm, a local producer of ossabaw pork, and a sampling of Maple View Farms’ homemade ice cream. The chefs will also participate in a number of community cooking sessions at Anathoth Community Garden in Cedar Grove as well as Sunshine Lavender Farm, and both the Carrboro Farmer’s Market and the Southern Village Farmer’s Market. Additionally, the teens will receive instruction in the fine art of gumbo and Italian wood-fired oven cooking.

For the complete roster of upcoming kid- and teen-chef programs at C’est si Bon!, visit http://www.cestsibon.net.

About C’est si Bon!: C’est Si Bon! Cooking School specializes in teaching cooking techniques rather than recipes. Chef Owner Dorette Snover is highly regarded for the cooking camps she offers to children and teens each summer. In early 2009 they sparked a new program.

Between baking calzones in her wood fired oven, Chef Snover is also a published author. "In the Kitchen", was published in an anthology of North Carolina women, The Secret to Their Success. Snover contributed "Aboyer: The Little Announcer," a story about a butter-maker in Paris, for Women Behaving Badly.

C'est si Bon!
Renee Ramage-Burger
dorette snover, owner of C'est si Bon!