Coldwater Kitchen

Cultures & Communities Festival

Sponsored By - Associated Bank, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

For 30 years, soft-spoken chef Jimmy Lee Hill has run a highly regarded culinary training program out of prison in Coldwater, MI, offering incarcerated men a renewed sense of purpose through the craft of fine dining — everything from foie gras to lobster. COLDWATER KITCHEN follows Chef Hill and three of his students as they navigate the equally challenging realities of incarceration and transitioning back into civilian life.

Special Guests in Attendance:

Director - Mark Kurlyandchik,

Producer - Steve Byrne

Executive Producer - Desiré Vincent Levy

Chef Jimmy Hill

Dink Dawson


Community Partners: Sherman Phoenix Marketplace, Bay Bridge Wisconsin, The Alma Center, Inc., Riverwest Co-op, Milwaukee Food Council, Tikkun Ha-Ir


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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