How it works?
Every Thursday a new curated menu will be emailed to my customers to place their orders. The menu will close at 10pm on Monday night. Deliveries occur across Perth and Fremantle on Tuesday between 1pm - 6pm or picked up in store either Tuesday or Wednesday. At checkout simply select your required delivery or pickup.
C Si Bon (pronounced Si-Si-Bon) was born out of my home kitchen.
I wanted people to eat restaurant quality food at home, made fresh and then snap frozen every week, with no hidden nasties at an affordable price. I believe that if you use the finest and freshest ingredients you can make extraordinary meals that really deliver on flavour.
This is my story…
My mother is originally from Mauritius and moved to Australia in the 60's. She had studied at Le Cordon Bleu in London and decided to start her own catering company in Perth when we were kids. 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 I loved it. 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 would often be creative in the kitchen because I loved experimenting.
After school I travelled the world living in Greece, Austria, France and the UK and immersed myself in other cultures working in hospitality. When I moved back to Australia I worked in the wine industry for 10 years marketing high end wines to companies in the USA, then more recently at Little Creatures Brewing in Fremantle where I saw first hand the workings of a small company growing into a highly successful listed company.
Once my children were born I started consulting to companies in Sales and Marketing such as Fini Olive Oil. But one cold, winters night in July 2014 I cooked a huge batch of Bolognese sauce and the children loved it. I looked into the pot and decided to make some lasagnes with the leftovers. I put a simple post up on Facebook to my friends and family saying that I was going to be selling frozen meals. Within 2 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 of two little girls, I have big dreams for this little start up. I believe that, as Australians, we have the right to eat beautiful food which 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 this more accessible to everyone. I'm happy to say that local retailers agree so my food is now available in a handful of local stores.
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!