November Luncheon Meeting - EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
November Luncheon Meeting
Topic: EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
Speaker: Jordan Levine, General Manager
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a proven successful mix of award-winning French cuisine, and top-tier table service combined with a unique and revolutionary social cause. EDWINS is the only white tablecloth restaurant in the country whose staff consists entirely of formerly incarcerated men and women in both the kitchen and the front of house.
Learn how their business model earns them top restaurant food awards and 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 stands for education wins.
About the Speaker: Jordan Levine, General Manager: Having worked in the industry since he was 16 as a dish washer, baker and cook, Jordan is keenly aware of all facets of creating a seamless dance from back-of-house to front, and an unparalleled dining experience for guests. His experience in service at Moxie and Red restaurant group in Beachwood and at L’Albatros Brasserie have honed his expertise in providing and teaching the fundamentals of formal dining to EDWINS students.