Natalie Boschert is all about family. Sitting down over meals to discuss the happenings of each day became a critical ritual of her childhood. It still plays a vital role for Natalie here at North Pond, as she gains true satisfaction from pouring wines and vicariously sharing meals with the guests here to drink and dine.
Natalie grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and while attaining a degree (steeped in the language, culture, and lore of France) from the University of Iowa, she spent a significant portion of time in Provence, soaking up as much as she could about the foods and wines of the country. After graduating, she moved back to Chicago in 2009 and quickly found herself unable to shake the “hospitality bug”. She spent time serving tables, including her first stint here at North Pond when she fell in love with the notion and detail of the season-inspired menu and the thoughtful attention devoted to the guest experience. After two years in our dining room, she left for another opportunity, but ultimately returned when the allure of the North Pond experience (and the opportunity to become a Manager) drew her back.
Natalie continues her pursuit of higher learning within the field, and in April of 2014 achieved her Level II certification for the Court of Master Sommeliers.