EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute:
Brandon Chrostowski

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Brandon Chrostowski is the Founder, President & CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute based in Cleveland Ohio. If you were visiting Cleveland and happened upon his restaurant, you might think it’s just a traditional French restaurant, but in fact, it’s a 501c3 nonprofit focused on providing education, training, and support for those who are formerly incarcerated. After training as a chef himself, Brandon started by teaching in Grafton Correctional Institution in 2011 and now has the French restaurant, a butcher shop, bakery and edwins too; a culinary incubator, community kitchen, event and makers’ space. Having had over 600 people go through their program, their recidivism rate is impressive. Brandon’s is such an incredible story! 

Mentions from the show:
– Culinary Institute of America: https://www.ciachef.edu
– Chef Charlie Trotter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Trotter

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