The ACE Annual Meeting

Date: Friday, May 19

Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Location: Dino’s at Acacia

26899 Cedar Rd.

Beachwood, OH 44122

Cost: $40

Guest Speaker: Brandon Chrostowski, Founder-President-CEO of EDWINS Restaurant and Leadership Institute



Brandon Chrostowski received an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Restaurant Management at the Culinary Institute of America. After graduation he worked at Lucas Carton in Paris, the city’s longest standing Michelin 3-star restaurant, where he developed cutting edge skills and learned the intricacies of a French kitchen. Returning to the U.S., Brandon worked in New York at LeCirque as chef de partie, then as saucier at Picholine. He also learned the dynamics of table service working in the dining room at LePavilion. He then had the opportunity to manage Chanterelle in New York City. In Cleveland, Brandon was the General Manager, fromager and sommelier of L’Albatros until he founded EDWINS in 2013. The six-month program at EDWINS gives individuals re-entering society hands-on training in culinary arts and the hospitality industry, and provides the opportunity for a second chance. Brandon believes: “Every human being, regardless of their past, has the right to a fair and equal future.”