We were featured on Crain’s Cleveland. Find the article here. Thank you Crain’s for your support!


Listen to Brandon Chrostowski and other guests as they discuss Ohio’s Recidivism Rate on 90.3′s Sound of Ideas.




Tuesday, April 29

6:15 pm

Join us as we celebrate Spring with the fresh, ripe and unique flavors that the land delivers through cheese and wine!  Enjoy as Sommelier and Fromager Brandon Chrostowski guides guests through eight cheese and wine pairings that characterize the season.

 The evening will also include hors d’oeuvres, mignardises and live music.

$ 65
(plus tax)

Reservations required


Cheese Shop in Paris


Thank you Fox 8!

Hear the story of EDWINS directly from our CEO, Brandon Chrostowski – and learn how to make a pan-seared salmon at the same time!




EDWINS: A Recipe for Rebuilding Lives

Watch Brandon Chrostowski’s inspiring talk at TEDxCLE.


Latest News

EDWINS in the news

EDWINS was featured in an article for a national foodie blog. Check it out here. Thank you Lisa!

Thank you Channel 5 and Channel 3 for your story about us!

We were featured in Crain’s Food blog. Find the article here!

Check out the coverage by  The Plain Dealer and Channel 19 about our opening.


Now Open!

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.


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.

Grafton Graduation

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.

Indiegogo Campaign

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.

Student Applications

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.