Welcome, there's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, enjoy our television series and digital exhibitions. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line. We also welcome private tours for groups, churches, & clubs.
We hope that you get to enjoy a NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM for real sometime! Here you also get to EAT - TASTE - SMELL the goodness of history.
Ever moving forward as the goliath, we have had 30 million+ visitors to the center, website, museum, theater, and been featured on CNN International, ABC, CBS, NBC, Spectrum, Vitaya, BrusselsTV, NHK Tokyo, PBS, and FOX to almost three billion viewers. Guests staying at The Inn of the Patriots enjoy a private tour. We've been featured in 160+ newspapers and magazines on earth, in just 12 years. As seen in the Official Museum Directory in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), as a Blue Star Museum with the National Endowment for the Arts, a licensed partner with Google Cultural Institute (enter for digital collections), and officially listed with the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) we are featuring each of the Presidents.
Additionally, artifacts, antiques, and individual items have been sent from the United States National Archives, The Bush Foundations, President Carter, President Reagan, President Ford, President Obama, President Trump, President Eisenhower, and The Clinton Foundation. The Presidential Culinary Museum® is a small portion of the United States Food History Museum™ (USFHM) & World Food History Museum™ (WFHM) heralding Presidential Food Service, the slow food movement, major food manufacturers and their brands as well as the famous icons developed in America sold worldwide like the Baby Ruth candy bar, Heinz catsup, Coca-Cola, Reeses and so many more.
See our Press Office for a complete list of the past 30 Media Advisories, News Releases, and Press Releases over the years. There is high resolution, 300-DPI photographs. Catch us in a new, four-part mini-series with CBS Television (click here) showcasing the Trump, museum, Clinton, and Lincoln episodes!
The museum is utilizing our current success of Inside the Presidents' Cabinet shows. As a private, for-profit museum, we excel. We have also been bringing our museum on the road to your group, your community hall, your church, or your country club for presentations and dinners as many as 500 dining.
These are the private and public collections curated by Chef Martin CJ Mongiello - a former Executive Chef to the President of the United States of America, including exhibit items and artifacts sent by the National Archives and several Presidential Foundations. We are located in what is known as The White House, in the town named after the President, Grover, NC. Other collections from private foundations include the Miller, Griffith, Mancuso, Bush, Trump, Carter, Reagan, Clinton families, and libraries. Additionally, we showcase the US Navy, our own Presidential Food Service, and why the White House has two restaurants inside of it, staffed by Navy chefs, and how Captain Patrick J. Casey, USN, Ret. Commanding Officer of the USS Asheville and Vice Admiral Albert Konetzni, Jr., USN, Ret. sent chef Marti (our CEO) away to the White House Military Office (WHMO). Casey is featured in the Main Case of Glass #7 and Mirror, on floor one, since 2008 and listed in the Official Museum Directory in partnership with the American Association of Museums. The tour traverses two levels of the historic mansion. On some events, it may also include the grounds tour outside. Click here to sign up for our once a month newsletter.
See the world awarded exhibits & recipes for the launch of the movie, Jackie, & us on FOX.
(Grover, NC) "Our former White House Chef, Marti Mongiello just got off the phone with CNN International this weekend, and YES, it's true! President Biden LOVES ICE CREAM! states Antwain Thomas, Chief Development Officer at the US Presidential Culinary Museum. He is also a big fan of pasta and red sauce.
When it comes to Ice Cream, his favorite is from a fellow Chef, Jeni Britton Bauer! "Jeni owns Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream of Columbus, Ohio," states Thomas. Chef Marti has been fielding calls from colleagues across the world. "Everyone wants to call and then asks, so what's he eating?"
In 2016, Biden said, "I'm Joe Biden and I love ice cream!" He also loves a famous, "Bobbie," sandwich. The nationally acclaimed best-seller with homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo in a hoagie roll from Capriotti's Sandwich Shop of Delaware!
"His favorite flavor is Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flakes!" mentions Thomas, who worked on the public education policy with the Obama Biden White House. "President Biden is like many of our modern Presidents when it comes to a treat now and then. Nixon loved a Carl's Jr. hamburger, Clinton enjoyed McDonald's and still eats burgers today with the new plant-based burgers, Trump loves Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Big Mac, so when we saw President Biden in a Dairy Queen turning a Blizzard upside down for the camera - we loved it!!!"
And check out Jill Biden's famous Parmesan Chicken recipe on our recipe page!
President Biden with a Blizzard for National Dessert Day, 2020. (Biden campaign 2020)
7.30.1787: “The dry rice of Cochinchina has the reputation of being whitest to the eye, best flavored to the taste, and most productive. It seems then to unite the good qualities of both the others [white S. Carolina rice & brown Piedmont/Lombardy rice] known to us. Could it supplant them, it would be a great happiness, as it would enabl
7.30.1787: “The dry rice of Cochinchina has the reputation of being whitest to the eye, best flavored to the taste, and most productive. It seems then to unite the good qualities of both the others [white S. Carolina rice & brown Piedmont/Lombardy rice] known to us. Could it supplant them, it would be a great happiness, as it would enable us to get rid of those ponds of stagnant water so fatal to human health and life.” —to William Drayton
From Thomas Jefferson
"I've liked lots of people 'til I went on a picnic jaunt with them."
I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.
"The White House is the finest prison in the world."
Harry S Truman
7.31.1797: "Unless someone pops in, unexpectedly, Mrs. Washington and myself will do what I believe has not been [done] within the last twenty years by us, that is to set down to dinner by ourselves."--to Tobias Lear
From George Washington
When CNN filmed onsite they also made another episode for CNN Espanol which aired across South America.
FOX has filmed onsite and hosted the museum a number of times on Charlotte WJZY FOX 46.
Come behind the scenes and see how we prepare for and cook a US State Dinner at the White House.
Handmade chocolates and more allow us to try and keep up with Buckingham Palace!
"Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like uncorking your first bottle of champagne."
Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England, 1946.
Click here for FDR educational resources, teaching tools, and long-distance learning items. The Royal Family information and bombing of Buckingham Palace is also available. WW II began just three months after the famous hot-dog luncheon featured in this TV episode.
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