JWU set to reopen Culinary Arts Museum

Photo courtesy of Johnson & Wales University

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Johnson & Wales University is getting ready to reopen its Culinary Arts Museum with a new exhibit, called “Sweet Success.”

The museum will open its doors Thursday, Sept. 2 at the university’s Harborside Campus in Providence.

Over the past year, museum staff, JWU students, and specialists inventoried and rehoused the museum’s holdings.

The museum will feature a learning area called the CAM Teaching Lab, where the public can experience first-hand what the curriculum is like at JWU by observing classes and working on projects.

Visitors can also browse the gallery-style setup and see examples of student lab work.

According to the university, Sweet Success will focus on “the Agora Ice Cream Parlor, an 1896 New York landmark; the Salois Dairy, a 20th century family business that operated in Pawtucket; and Sweenor’s Chocolates, a Rhode Island company that has been run by the Sweenor family for four generations. Other ice cream, soda fountain, and candy-related artifacts discovered during our inventory project will be included in this exhibition.”

The museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens (62+), $4 for college students with a valid ID, $2 for children over 5, and children under 5 are free.

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