UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS – They smiled broadly – and rightfully so.
32 people graduated on Sunday from the Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Institute – itself an extraordinary Cleveland story.
“I got arrested,” Edwins Founder & CEO Brandon Chrostowski says in a matter-of-fact manner.
But helped when he needed it most by a mentor, Chrostowski has paid it forward time and time again.
He set up an institute where graduates have the skills to earn a living as chefs.
“Gives you a second opportunity at life,” says graduate Darwin Dickerson.
“You won’t need a third chance” said Armond Budish, the Cuyahoga County Executive, and the keynote speaker at the graduation.
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