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EDWINS Accelerator



Are you Ready?

Embark on a culinary journey with the EDWINS Accelerator, where we transform your passion for food into a thriving restaurant venture. Our 6-week immersive program is designed to guide and empower aspiring restaurateurs through every facet of the restaurant business, from inception to grand opening.

Program Overview:

Unlock Your Culinary Potential: Delve into comprehensive sessions crafted to enrich your understanding of restaurant management. From crafting a compelling business plan to mastering the art of menu design, our program covers it all.

Structured Learning, Real-world Application: Our curated curriculum spans 2-3 engaging sessions per week, each lasting 3-4 hours. This thoughtful structure ensures a deep dive into crucial topics such as business plans, funding strategies, location selection, layout optimization, licensing, contracted services, staffing, and effective marketing.

Expert Guidance: Benefit from the wisdom of industry veterans and successful restaurateurs who will share their insights, experiences, and best practices. Learn from real-world examples, case studies, and hands-on exercises that bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Key Focus Areas:

  1. Business Plans: Craft a roadmap for success with a solid business plan that outlines your vision, mission, and operational strategies.
  2. Funding Strategies: Navigate the complex landscape of funding options, from traditional loans to innovative crowdfunding methods.
  3. Menu Mastery: Design menus that captivate taste buds, optimize profitability, and showcase your culinary identity.
  4. Location Selection: Uncover the secrets of choosing the perfect location that aligns with your target audience and business goals.
  5. Layout Optimization: Maximize efficiency in your restaurant space with insights into optimal layouts and functional design.
  6. Licensing and Compliance: Navigate the regulatory landscape and secure the necessary licenses for a seamless launch.
  7. Contracted Services: Streamline operations by understanding the essentials of contracting services, from suppliers to maintenance.
  8. Staffing Strategies: Build a passionate and skilled team, from hiring to training, fostering a positive work culture.
  9. Strategic Marketing: Develop a robust marketing strategy that attracts patrons, builds brand loyalty, and sets your restaurant apart.

Why Choose EDWINS Accelerator?


 At EDWINS, we believe in fostering culinary dreams. Our accelerator program goes beyond theoretical knowledge, providing practical skills and invaluable mentorship to empower you in the competitive restaurant industry. Join a supportive community of like-minded individuals, learn from industry experts, and embark on a transformative journey toward culinary success.

Ready to Ignite Your Culinary Entrepreneurship?

Apply Now for the EDWINS Accelerator and Turn Your Restaurant Vision into Reality!

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Next Steps

Apply Now for the EDWINS Accelerator and Turn Your Restaurant Vision into Reality! 

Applications can be mailed to:

EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
13101 Shaker Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44120

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EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
13101 Shaker Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44120

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Application Process Opens: May 20th 2024

Application Process Closes: June 20th 2024

Interviews: June 24th – 27th 2024

Cohort Selected: June 28th 2024

Classes Begin: July 9th 2024

Classes are every Tuesday & Thursday Night from 6pm-9pm
*Schedule Subject to Change*