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This documentary (available on New Yorker website) follows the opening of a fine dining French restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio staffed by people just released from prison. Ed Levine of Serious Eats interviews the resturanteur and film-maker here. Part 2 to come.   

 

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Evan Kleiman recently interviewed filmmaker Thomas Lennon and the founder of the training program, Brandon Chrostowski on her Good Food radio show/podcast.  

Here's a link to that interview on KCRW. 

 

And the movie trailer 

 

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I shared this with a professor (Michigan based) and thought it wise to see how they were doing. I got this back from Brandon: Heather also emailed and said they have opened a butcher shop and deli.  Cool beans as they used to say

Brandon E. Chrostowski <brandon@edwinsrestaurant.org>

7:27 AM (3 hours ago)
 
 
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Heidi,

Everything's going great!  Thanks for asking.   Regards,


Brandon E. Chrostowski
Founder ~ President ~ CEO
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
13101 Shaker Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
216.921.3333
www.edwinsrestaurant.org
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I saw the documentary last night. It was kinda cool to see guys from Cleveland, OH and shots of the houses etc. 

 

I thought that point that Brandon made about how his job allows him to put on a suit and tie  (giving him self-esteem and sense of pride in what he's doing) in the morning was deep - like it made a lot of sense. 


I guess that's why some of us wants to work until we die and get depressed when we have to retire. 

 

And it's cool how Brandon has empathy for the ex-cons because he used to be one and a second chance was so meaningful to him. 

 

It looks like B experienced trauma or had a hard time growing up - maybe these past issues make him feel sad in the head sometimes.   


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