The International Association of Beauforts was established in 1995 when Beaufort-en-Vallee, France hosted the first reunion of Beauforts. The Beaufort, North Carolina organization seeks to promote international cooperation, understanding and development through a variety of dynamic exchanges with cities and towns with whom Beaufort maintains active sister city partnerships. By interpreting our way of life to people of other cultures, we gain a better understanding of our own community. This site provides information on our local organization as well as overviews of each of our sister-city Beauforts.

Escoffier Dinner Series

The Escoffier Dinner Series features chefs who are members of the International Order of Disciples of Auguste Escoffier and Carteret Community College culinary graduates who have participated in the CCC/Beaufort Sister Cities internships in France. 

The series offers classical French menus from the recipes of Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935), the French chef, restaurateur and culinary writer who codified French cuisine. 

Beaufort Sister Cities members are a significant group of subscribers and proceeds from the series pay for the interns' French language instruction, airfares and insurance.