Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute

EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute provides formerly incarcerated adults with a foundation in the dining industry and the support network necessary for long-term success. Founded by Brandon E. Chrostowski, a CNN Hero and IFMA Silver Plate honoree, the Cleveland-based training program ensures that participants are equipped with hospitality and culinary skills from its fine French eatery, Butcher Shop, Bakery & Diner, and new tasting menu experience, edwins too. Employment assistance, as well as free housing, legal services, basic medical care, clothing, job coaching, literacy programs and more are offered at the Second Chance Life Skills Center campus on Buckeye Rd. As the subject of the Academy Award nominated documentary, Knife Skills, EDWINS graduates 100 students a year, with a 95% employment rate and less than 1% recidivism.


Mission-driven Leadership & Restaurant Institute helping to reimagine re-entry in Cleveland at EDWINS, edwins too, Butcher Shop, and Bakery & Diner.

Working Hours

Monday: 16:00 - 20:00

Tuesday: 17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday: 17:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 20:00 - 20:00
Friday: 17:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 17:00 - 20:00
Sunday: CLOSED

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