Chef Alain Capelle, restaurateur of the Auberge de l'Hermitage in Beaufort (Nord), France was selected as the first visiting chef in the Beaufort Sister Cities new exchange program with the Culinary School of Carteret Community College, Morehead City, North Carolina.
Chef Capelle, and his wife, Marie Claude operate a charming inn outside this small town in the northeast of
nearly thirty years ago, Chef Capelle is a member of the International Order of Disciples of Auguste Escoffier.
Beaufort Sister Cities, Inc. was very honored to welcome Chef Capelle in this exchange which took place in November 2006 at the time of our next "Carteret County Cooks" competition.
Chef Capelle taught a one week mini-course at the College, collaborated with local chefs and restaurants and visited local high school cooking classes to demonstrate his pastry technique.
The winners of the 2005 Bouillabaisse Contest, which was sponsored by the Carteret Community College Culinary School and Beaufort Sister Cities, Inc., also welcomed Chef Capelle in their restaurants or homes.
visit, Carteret County Cooks Cassoulet, the 2006 Competition was held at Carteret Community College
The winning chefs were from Beaufort Grocery (first prize), The Dunes Club
and Hogs of Havelock (second prize tie), and The Epicurean Club
of the CCC
Culinary Program (third prize).
Chef Capelle will return to Carteret County as a guest of Beaufort Sister Cities and Carteret Community College in September 2007.