Brandon Chrostowski was just wrapping a particularly challenging dinner service at EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute when he answered his phone. The person on the other end of the line was freaking out about a broken toilet, which may or may not have been the cause of the flooded basement.
“Now, I’m a landlord,” Chrostowski groans.
We are standing in the freshly completed test kitchen and library of the EDWINS Second Chance Life Skills Center, the latest maneuver in the humanitarian’s mission to give formerly incarcerated men and women a foundation in the hospitality industry. The kitchen is outfitted with new commercial cooking equipment, while the library is stocked with computer terminals, cookbooks and couches.