Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW) is an informal, non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the celebration of food, ethnic cuisines, and culinary customs from all parts of the world. Membership is open to everyone, including home cooks, food writers, chefs, nutritionists, collectors, scholars, and students.

Founded in 2000, CHEW is affiliated with the Wisconsin Historical Society as a specialized historical group.

Wondering Why You Should Join CHEW? Here’s Why:

  • Culinary history lectures/programs for a full year;
  • Camaraderie and fellowship with other food history fans;
  • Invitation to annual potluck and other special events;
  • First access to, and discounts, on field trips;
  • Affiliation with the venerable Wisconsin Historical Society;
  • Regular access to CHEW’s lending library;
  • Knowledge that one is supporting food history education and making the organization possible.
  • To be come a member of CHEW click here.

Everyone’s contribution is welcome. We benefit from a wide variety of viewpoints, opinions, and experiences about culinary history.

Membership – To be come a member of CHEW click here.

Newsletter to receive our email newsletter, just send us a note at chewwisconsin@gmail.com

Meetings – We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, unless posted otherwise. Meetings are held at 7:15 pm at: Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street, Madison, WI Depending on speaker/topic, location can vary, please check the meeting announcement on the homepage for details.



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