Brandon Chrostowski is the founder of Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute. The idea for EDWINS was born “from a break” that Brandon received early in life. It has grown from a six-month program conducted in prison that provides training in culinary arts and hospitality to a full-service restaurant dedicated to teaching those recently released from prison all facets of restaurant operations. Brandon began his career in Detroit 19 years ago and has since trained in some of the world’s finest restaurants. He received an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Restaurant Management at The Culinary Institute of America. An accomplished sommelier, Brandon received his certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2008.
Everyone deserves a second chance. At Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute, formerly incarcerated adults are getting that chance. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re talking with founder Brandon Chrostowski. Brandon will tell listeners how an education in the culinary arts is helping empower students and change their lives.