John Korycki named Harbor House head chef

Succeeds Andrew Ruiz who resigned in March

Photo courtesy of The Bartolotta Restaurants

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:21 pm

Photo courtesy of The Bartolotta Restaurants

The Bartolotta Restaurants named John Korycki as the new executive chef at Harbor House in downtown Milwaukee, the restaurant group announced yesterday.

Korycki assumes the role about nine months after former head chef Andrew Ruiz resigned in March. In the interim, Bartolotta’s corporate executive chef Adam Siegel took operations at the lakefront restaurant, located at 550 N. Harbor Drive.

“Chef Korycki will be a great addition to Harbor House with his extensive food knowledge and passion for the industry,” Siegel said.

This is not Korycki’s first stint with The Bartolotta Restaurants. He has worked at both Ristorante Bartolotta in Milwaukee and Spiaggia in Chicago under chef and co-owner Paul Bartolotta. He has also worked at restaurants in Illinois, Michigan and Missouri. 

I’m thrilled to be back in Milwaukee and with the Bartolotta team at Harbor House,” Korycki said. “I’m excited to add a few of my own touches to their great menu, fresh fish and seafood program.” 

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Maredithe Meyer
Maredithe Meyer started as an intern reporter at BizTimes in summer 2015. She currently covers entertainment, sports, tourism and restaurants. In May 2017, she graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where she worked as an in-depth projects reporter for the Marquette Wire and Marquette Tribune.