EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that gives formerly incarcerated adults a foundation in the hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary for long-term success. Our mission is to teach a skilled trade in the culinary arts, empower willing minds through passion for the hospitality industry, and prepare students for a successful transition home.
Individuals are not only equipped with basic culinary skills, but are also assisted with finding employment, and have the opportunity to utilize free housing, legal counsel, basic medical care, clothing, job coaching, literacy programs and more.
In 2016, EDWINS opened the EDWINS Second Chance Life Skills Center, a 20,000 square foot campus for living, working and playing.
Today EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute graduates nearly 100 students a year between its prison program and restaurant and institute at Shaker Square. Graduates of the program have gained employment in Cleveland’s finest restaurants after finishing the program or after release from prison. The results have been astounding 95% employment after graduation.
EDWINS has received three stars from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, was regarded by The New York Times as “High-Stakes Haut Cuisine, is a Silver Spoon recipient for Best French restaurant from Cleveland Magazine and was called one of the best new restaurants in Cleveland by Scene magazine as well as one of the top new restaurants from Eater.com.
EDWINS continues its outreach in prisons via its Culinary Clubs and has also purchased a building for the upcoming EDWINS Butcher Shop. Renovations are underway and the Butcher Shop is expected to open in 2018.
Contact us :
13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
Visit our website > <a href=”https://edwinsrestaurant.org/”>https://edwinsrestaurant.org/</a>