The museum is open to Johnson & Wales University students, staff, faculty, alumni and accompanying family members. Others are welcome to explore the extensive and growing collection of digital images of museum holdings.

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Permanent and temporary exhibitions fill 25,000 square feet of gallery space. Casual viewers will spend at least an hour, but real foodies will need a day to digest what's on display. You can imagine a trip along the paved roads of the Roman Empire, or the dirt back roads of New England in the early 20th century. Along the way, you might stop for a "bite" at the hot dog wagon, have a "drink" at the Art Deco bar, "down" cocktails on the First Class Deck of the Queen Mary, or you can even get in the kitchen of the Little Chef Diner and "whip up" a California burger and fries.

Julia Child's 80th Birthday coat

Gallery of Chefs

The history of the chef, including display of celebrity chefs, famous alumni, and Distinguished Visiting Chefs.

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Kitchen Stoves

Kitchen Stoves

Following a time line, trace the development of cooking in America.

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Restaurant Branding

Restaurant Branding

Explore identity in advertising

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Roughing It Entry

Roughing It: Fare of the Wilderness

An exhibit about safety and survival in the wilderness - with a focus on cooking, of course!

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Stoddard's Stagecoach Tavern

Stoddard's
Stagecoach Tavern

Visitors can step back in time into an 1833 tavern.

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soda checks at the desk

 

Sweet Success

A selection of items found in our collection, highlighting three successful businesses.

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White House Vignettes

White House Vignettes

Presidential history in culinary terms

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