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Our Stories and Chefs programming series pairs expertly crafted stories with beautifully curated meals from the finest chefs in Chicago. To create this one-of-a-kind experience, 2nd Story provides chefs with four original stories; chefs then respond with four courses in dialogue with the tone, content, and spirit of each story. Guests enjoy an intimate and immediate sensory experience, as they indulge in an evening of food, wine, and storytelling.


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Join us for a memorable evening as we pair four stories with four courses from Executive Chef Nicole Pederson of Found Kitchen and Social House.
Price is all inclusive and includes food, beverage, entertainment, and gratuity.  

SUNDAY, MARCH 18
DOORS @ 6:00PM
STORIES @ 6:30PM

FOUND KITCHEN AND SOCIAL HOUSE
1631 CHICAGO AVE
EVANSTON, IL 60201

Production team:

Curator Amanda Delheimer
Producer Ali Drumm

Featuring stories by:

Found Executive Chef Nicole Pederson

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With an affinity for all things local and a background in traditional French cooking, Executive Chef Nicole Pederson unites regional ingredients with world-class culinary standards at restaurateur Amy Morton’s Evanston, IL restaurants. The culinary force behind two concepts with similar philosophies but divergent cuisines, Pederson oversees the kitchens at Found Kitchen and Social House, at which she creates flexitarian, shared- plate menus, and The Barn, known for its meat-centric menu offering classic, refined dishes rooted in French technique.

As important as her recipes and the guests she serves, purveyors working with Found and The Barn represent Pederson’s unfaltering commitment to locality and forging relationships with the humans behind the products. Breads from local bakers, meats from regional multigenerational ranches, and produce from sustainably minded farmers adorn the kitchens and pantries at both restaurants, a testament to the investment Pederson makes in Midwest communities.