The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island is a fascinating tourist attraction. The museum showcases a number of historic items and detailed descriptions of the people who contributed to the university and the culture of hospitality in America. The museum also serves as a resource for Johnson and Wales students and faculty, and strives to better the Providence community.
Exhibits include machinery that has been used in commercial kitchens over the years, as well as a collection of artwork that celebrates culinary culture. There are also more than 60,000 cookbooks at the museum, featuring recipes for cocktails and dinner entrees from generations past. The evolution of menus is showcased at the museum as well. The Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Museum also feature home kitchen appliances that are centuries, along with more modern tools to show the ways that the kitchen has evolved over the years. There's also a gallery of chefs to pay homage to those who have changed the way that people view certain ingredients or dishes for the better.
The Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Museum holds community events, and students are welcomed to visit the museum to get pertinent information for reports and projects. Students have also had their artwork featured in the museum. Tourists and Rhode Island residents can find out more about the Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts Museum by visiting www.culinary.org.