Our Team

Meet the team

Ambrosia Borowski

General Manager

Ambrosia first fell in love with cider about 5 years ago while drinking scrumpy out of dusty old kegs in English pubs. Since that first taste, she has been on the hunt for unique and tasty ciders, finding her home at The Northman. She focuses on the skills of craft cocktails, without forgetting that the main job of a bartender is to serve people.

Her industry career started 10yrs ago in the kitchen. After a few years behind the stove and finishing up culinary school, she jumped behind the bar and hasn't left since. Passionate about education through inebriation, she teaches spirit courses in the city and loves to hold class at the bar. She is a judge at The Great Lakes International Cider Competition and has leant her palette to the Beverage Tasting Institute. She is well traveled across a unique booze landscape, combining an inventive mind and adventurous spirit to create a special beverage experience for our guests. A deep passion for cider shines through her extensive knowledge of processes and product. Away from The Northman, she can be found foraging apples around the city, making cider at home, and traveling by bicycle.
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Kevin McMullen

Executive Chef

A rising culinary talent well-known in acclaimed kitchens throughout Chicago – was a member of Zagat’s 2014 Chicago “30 Under 30 class” at the age of 27, and among Eater’s 2012 Young Guns Final 50 when he was just 25 years old. McMullen served as the executive chef of The Brixton in Andersonville and was chef de cuisine on the opening team at Band of Bohemia, now the city and country’s first-ever Michelin-starred brewpub.

McMullen is also a vet of Longman & Eagle, and served as executive sous chef at chef Phillip Foss’ celebrated EL Ideas in Douglas Park.
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Jonathan Putman

Director of Restaurant Operations

Jonathan got his first job in the restaurant industry at the age of 18, while getting his BA in theater from Columbia College Chicago. After graduating, he started his own theater company, so naturally his restaurant career continued.

In 2008 he returned to college for a MA in the Art of Teaching. He has taught English in South Korea, China, and Chicago. In 2012 Jonathan joined the Fountainhead team. His 15 years of restaurant experience, as well as his performance and educational background, have been an asset in training and managing staff and creating unique experiences for our guests.
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