About C Si Bon

C Si Bon (pronounced Si-Si-Bon) was born out of my home kitchen. I have always loved cooking for my friends and family and am often told how much they love to eat the food that I prepare. 

This is my story…

My passion for cooking comes from my mother Cloe, who moved to Australia from Mauritius in the 60's.

She did a Cordon Bleu cooking course in London and used those skills to start her own catering company in the 70's and 80's.

She successfully paid for our school fees by cooking beautiful food for beautiful people. Needless to say she was a huge inspiration to me. I wanted to be just like her. I was always watching, helping when I could. I would often be in charge of family dinner and was happy to take charge.

Being surrounded by exotic foods in my childhood gave me a huge appreciation for international cuisine. I was never afraid of tasting different things and experimenting in the kitchen.

After school, the hospitality industry saw me living in Greece, Austria, France and the U.K. After many years of immersing myself in different cultures I moved back to Australia to pursue a career in the wine industry. Over 10 years, I did vintages in Margaret River, Victoria and New Zealand whilst undertaking various Wine Studies courses.

This happy career path saw me export high-end Australian wines to distributors in the USA. I would travel to the USA for months on end, immersed in food and wine culture and selling to top restaurants in New York, L.A., Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco, San Diego to name a few. 

I excelled in this industry and soaked up all the branding, sales and marketing aspects. When I decided to settle down, I was given the opportunity to work for Little Creatures Brewing in Fremantle. I headed up a national team of sales representatives, worked on product launches, promotions and sponsorships. It was here that I saw first-hand the workings of a small company growing into a highly successful listed company.

When my children were born, I started consulting to companies such as Fini Olive Oil. 

My creativity, combined with my sales and marketing background enabled me to spot a gap in the market for a niche gourmet food delivery service.

One cold, winter's night in July 2014 I cooked a huge batch of Bolognese for my two little girls and they loved it. I looked into the pot and decided to make some lasagne with the leftovers. I put a post on Facebook to my friends and family saying that I was going to be selling frozen meals. Within two days I had sold 45 dishes. I nearly fell over. Suddenly the business was right there in front of my eyes. I added a further 10 dishes to the repertoire and people kept coming back for more.

C Si Bon was off and away. As a single mother, I have big dreams for this little start up. I believe that as Australians we have the right to eat beautiful food that ticks all the boxes - home-made, nourishing, delicious, restaurant quality, additive free, preservative free and gluten free.

The benefits of frozen food are endless. Less waste, more nutrition and convenience are at the forefront of what drives me to make fresh food more accessible to everyone. I'm happy to say that local retailers agree so check the stockist page for details.

This is just the beginning. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along this journey so far. Especially my mother, Cloe - je t'aime!