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Culinary Arts Museum

Johnson and Wales University, 315 Harborside Blvd., Providence, RI 02905
+1 401-598-2805
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Interesting collection

I was just there two weeks ago for a reunion. There was reception held in the museum and we were... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, I believe this museum at Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus is currently... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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A visit to the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, RI will excite your senses and pique your appetite for art and artifacts about food service and cookery. The Culinary Arts Museum is truly one of the premiere institutions dedicated to the preservation of the history of the culinary and hospitality industries.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Johnson and Wales University, 315 Harborside Blvd., Providence, RI 02905
+1 401-598-2805
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

I was just there two weeks ago for a reunion. There was reception held in the museum and we were able to wander around. They have some very unique exhibits including some local history, such as pieces from Stanley’s in Central Falls. It may be...More

Thank DMSMD64
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Unfortunately, I believe this museum at Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus is currently closed to the public. What a shame. It was a fascinating place to visit.

5  Thank suezquez
Reviewed 3 March 2017

So glad we were able to go here before it closed to the public. Admission was only $6 with a AAA card and well worth. My favorite parts of the museum were the student food truck, cake, and pastry displays. I can't believe people can...More

2  Thank dmh26
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I took a friend for her birthday, mainly to see the diner section of the museum, because I was taking her to Modern Diner in Pawtucket afterwards. The museum is interesting if you like all things culinary. There is a section on Emerill Lagasse who...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is an unusual museum, dedicated to food, food history, restaurants, diners, kitchens, kitchen equipment, etc. They've recreated a diner and a tavern and some other settings. Unfortunately, the museum is staying open for students of Johnson & Wales (where it's located) but is closing...More

1  Thank RhodeScholar123
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had been informed that the museum was closing at the end of the month (in January). However, the closing date will be February 27, 2017. We will be sad to see the end of this lively and educational resource in Rhode Island. See it...More

1  Thank Archibald M
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Had a low key visit to the Museum of Culinary Arts, part of Johnson and Wales University. It's an eclectic collection of culinary notions including some diner mock ups, wedding cakes, antique cooking equipment, chefs coats. Although the museum is not ver big, my friend...More

Thank DonnaPG
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It was understanding this was a smaller museum; one that would take 1 to 2 hours to go through. I am happy to say this museum is a true gem. My husband and I spent 4 1/2 hours there, and could have stayed longer. It...More

Thank susanwinetasting
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I enjoy bringing my nieces and nephews to enjoy JWU, this is the only time they are quite and look as if they enjoy what they are doing

Thank lsgambata1973
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This out of the way museum on the campus of Johnson & Wales University campus is an interesting diversion for a few hours. The museum is nicely laid out with sections on diners, kitchen equipment, camp cooking, etc. There are hands on things for kids,...More

Thank Calhu
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Price o admission
26 July 2016|
Response from Jonagold4 | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $7; Seniors, 62 or over: $6; College Students with valid ID: $4; Ages 5-18: $3; children under 5: Free. Johnson & Wales University Students, Staff, and Faculty: Free AAA Discount: $1 off adult or senior... More
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26 July 2016|
Response from palmershe5 |
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Is there a cafe at the Museum? Or a restaurant associated with the school? Thanks.
13 January 2015|
Response from JWUCAM | Property representative |
Hello! Thanks for your inquiry. Unfortunately, there is no foodservice at the museum. The university does own and operate the Radisson hotel in Warwick, RI, which is a short 10-15 minute drive from campus. If you are looking... More