Our Story

Our Mission

Our mission is to help people learn the secrets of the culinary arts and discover the richness of the National Capital Region’s terroir through its food, food producers, artisans and partners, all in a pleasant and memorable ambiance that only C’est Bon can offer.

Our Story

C’est Bon has been operating as both a cooking school and food tour company since 2009. In 2016, founder Chef Andrée Riffou passed the C’est Bon torch on to Chef Georges Laurier and entrepreneur Stefanie Siska.

Georges and Stefanie wish to express their profound gratitude to Chef Andrée for inspiring residents and tourists of the National Capital Region alike to discover the great joys of cooking and plenitudes of our terroir foods.

Georges Laurier
Co-owner and Chef



A native of Hull (Gatineau), Georges’ passion for cooking started at the age of 15 when he started working for a small local catering company.

Chef Georges interned at the Intercontinental Hotel, The Beau Rivage in Switzerland, and in restaurants in France and in New York, and participated in many culinary competitions including the 1986 Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt as a back-up member to the Ottawa-Hull team.

In August 1995, Georges opened Laurier sur Montcalm, an intimate and charming restaurant located in a renovated railway station in his home town. After closing his restaurant in 2003, Georges secured positions as Executive Chef at renowned establishments such as Café Henry Burger, the American Ambassador’s residence, the Wakefield Mill Inn, the Canadian History Museum, the Camelot Golf and Country Club, and Hotel Quintessence in Mont-Tremblant. You might have also caught him on Food Network’s Cook Like A Chef series in which he co-starred with other Canadian top Chefs. Up until recently, Georges has been a frequent guest Chef at C’est Bon Cooking.
Always on the look out to find the best, freshest local and national ingredients, Georges is keenly interested in showcasing regional ingredients in his cooking.

Stefanie Siska
Co-owner, General Manager & Tour Curator



For more than 20 years, Stefanie has been an entrepreneur and Independent Sales Consultant & Director with Pampered Chef Canada. Upon completing degrees in Communications (Ottawa U) and Film Studies (Carleton U), she launched her communications and marketing career by working for a variety of national associations, namely the Canadian Film Institute, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.


A self-professed foodie, Stefanie is a staunch believer in the gift of food and the craftsmanship behind transforming it.
 Travel, discovery, and food are at the heart of everything she does. If she’s not teaching people quick and easy meal prep with her Pampered Chef(R) kitchen tools, she’s exploring the culinary richness of new neighbourhoods, towns or countries.

Stefanie also actively participates in tourism activities as a member of Ottawa Tourism’s Board of Directors (Vice Chair) and Travel Trade Committee.



Originally from Northern Ontario, Stefanie lives in Ottawa with her husband and two daughters.

    

    

Our Team

C’est Bon relies on a team of professional chefs and tour guides to deliver our culinary experiences. Meet our team!

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RESIDENT CHEFS

Maria Borjas – Pastry Chef
Georges Laurier  Executive Chef
Trudy Metcalfe-Coe – Indigenous Chef

GUIDES

Susan Carter – English and French Carmen MacDonald – English and French
Marthanne Robson – English and French
Pat Rochon – English and French
Stefanie Siska – English and French
Jessica Williams – English and French

Join our team! We’re hiring.

Our Partners

We also work closely with dozens of local restaurants, chefs, food shops, producers, artisans and suppliers in the region such as these (see below). C’est Bon is also a proud member of Ottawa Tourism and the World Food Travel Association.

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