Back to school!
Our third EDWINS class will begin August 18th! Interviews will take place August 11th-13th. For more information or to sign up for classes, contact Passages at (216) 881-6776.
“Prison gave me a recipe for freedom.”
Recently, CEO Brandon Chrostowski wrote an editorial for Cleveland.com, discussing his life experience both in a kitchen and in a jail cell, and what it takes to bring the two together in order to change lives. Click here to read the article.
EDWINS is open for lunch!
Join us on weekdays between 11am – 1pm and enjoy delicious soups, salads and sandwiches made with ingredients sourced from local farms.
EDWINS: A Recipe for Rebuilding Lives
Watch Brandon Chrostowski’s inspiring talk at TEDxCLE.
Shaker Life magazine featured EDWINS as their feature story for their summer 2014 issue.
A Menu with a Mission
Read Cleveland Magazine’s recent article about EDWINS.
EDWINS in the news
EDWINS was featured in an article for a national foodie blog. Check it out here. Thank you Lisa!
We were featured in Crain’s Food blog. Find the article here!
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a nonprofit that stands by Cleveland’s returning citizens, while also serving Cleveland’s best food. EDWINS strives to transform lives by providing a six-month education in culinary arts and hospitality at no cost to our students. Through our “Industrial French” restaurant in Shaker Square, roughly 50 students are immersed in all aspects of a restaurant’s operations. Our mission is to help shape the understanding of food one day, one person, one city at a time. READ MORE »
EDWINS opens on November 1st!
Exciting news to share! EDWINS will be open for business starting November 1st! You can make a reservation for our first week by calling 216.921.3333 (online reservations won’t be available until November 8th).
We look forward to serving you, CLE!
Northeast Pre-release center final exam
Our first class from the Northeast Pre-release Center took their final exam on October 6, 2013. The final exam contained over 100 questions on material they learned over the past six months.
EDWINS on WVIZ
Listen to our recent conversation with WVIZ ideastream!
EDWINS First Class
Our first student orientation was on Saturday, September 21st with over 60 students in attendance! Classes begins on Monday, September 30th.
Our first class from the Grafton Correctional Center graduated on September 22, 2013. The students were divided into four groups and each group were given a “mystery basket”. The students did a phenomenal job developing a menu, preparing the meals and serving the judges with professionalism and finesse.
We did it because of you!
Around 4 pm Wednesday, EDWINS reached its Indiegogo campaign goal. For that, we thank you! This campaign will help us renovate the restaurant and prepare for our upcoming class this Fall.
The student application process has begun!
The next round of applicants can apply with EDWINS at Passages (3631 Perkins) on Monday, August 5th 2013 from 8:45 am to 11 am. If there are any interested men and women that you would recommend please let them know. We ask that you please have each candidate call Passages to RSVP.
3631 Perkins Ave. 4th floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
The EDWINS Restaurant
With the lease secured and signage up, we have finally made our place in Shaker Square. Bienvenue!
The restaurant is scheduled to open this Fall.