Restaurant

Cleveland’s EDWINS Restaurant draws diners for its lauded classic French fare, but the best things to come out of its kitchen may be the formerly incarcerated adults who receive hospitality and culinary training through the eatery's leadership institute.

The James Beard Foundation

Leadership

"All of the instructors want me to succeed, and there is nothing I wouldn't do for any of
them. Every day I feel blessed to be here."

Zach W.

Institute

"I have been given more in these 6 months than I lost in the 10 years I was in prison. I am so grateful to EDWINS for giving me this chance to have a better life."

Scott C.

ABOUT US

Tradition & Passion

EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a unique approach at giving formerly-incarcerated adults a foundation in the hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary for a successful reentry. EDWINS goal is to enhance the community of Cleveland’s vulnerable neighborhoods by providing its future leaders.

“Every human being regardless of their past has the right to a fair and equal future”

BRANDON E. CHROSTOWSKI Founder

Come Join Us!