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


"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.


"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.


Eagle Rare Life

Now through December 5, 2018, vote daily to recognize the leadership that EDWINS founder Brandon Chrostowski exemplifies! The award features a $50,000 prize - and we need your help to get it!

Visit here each day to click your show of support for the fair and equal futures Brandon provides through EDWINS!


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”


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