Culinary Institute of America Menu Collection

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Culinary Institute of America Menu Collection

Collection Facts


Scope of Collection

This collection includes a sampling of menus drawn from the world-renowned CIA Menu Collection, a collection of nearly 40,000 historical menus from over sixty individual collections. Assembled over decades, the collection illustrates the history of dining in America and abroad, with menus from all of the states and over 80 countries, as well as ships, railroads and airlines. The collection includes menus from CIA restaurants and donations from major menu collectors, including the Smiley Family of Mohonk Mountain House, who graciously donated over 900 menus from their personal collection.