Susan Trieschmann


"Curt’s Café - Serving The Underserved"

Susan will discuss her work with Curt’s Café and the path that led her to create this vibrant, successful Evanston-based not-for-profit organization. At Curt’s, at-risk young adults are taught marketable skills and then assisted in securing employment. Student-trainees learn culinary techniques along with the life skills that help them gain the confidence to become job-ready.



About Susan Trieschmann:

Susan has worked in Food Service since the age of 13. She was the Director of Catering at the legendary Pump Room before becoming an original owner and 25 year partner of Food For Thought Enterprise, www.fftchicago.com. She helped to build the company from a small catering company to a food service industry specializing in upscale catering and café food service management. Susan is also an original member of Restorative Justice Evanston (RJE), www.restorativejusticeevanston.com. RJE is a non-profit organization in Evanston that works with youth and community on peaceful dialogue around harm caused, celebrations and conflicts. Susan is an Evanston resident, has been married to Tom Trieschmann for 26 years and has two children, Trevor and Anna, who are both graduates of ETHS. She is passionate about giving youth a second chance and helping them create a positive future for themselves and their families.


Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.



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