Friday, November 14th, 2014

Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC Appoints Jozih Korotkov as Their New Executive Chef

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- Officials of the Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC and Rooks Corner, An American Bistro, are proud to announce the appointment of their new Executive Chef, Jozih Korotkov.

The newly appointed Executive Chef at Marriott's hotel near the United Center, Chef Jozih was previously the Executive Chef at Esperante, the fine dining restaurant at Chateau Elan in Miami, FL. However, Korotkov's roots are in Chicago where he created dishes at Chicago staple restaurants including Berghoff, Black Sheep, and Charley Trotter's.

Camille Garcia, Director of Sales, is looking forward to Chef Jozih bringing his talents from South Beach to her hotel near west side Chicago, "Our restaurant menu will be morphing into a more organic, natural fusion between the heartiness of Chicago and the bolder culinary trends of Miami," observing that his authentic style is ever present, "You can see a lot of influence from Chef Jozih's training and past experience in his cooking today."

"Making your experience legendary," says Chef Jozih, is his number one priority. Dining at this Chicago Marriott that is more focused on the WOW of cooking and bringing all five senses to a culinary lifestyle is what the Rook's Corner patron can expect.

Chef Jozih and his team can be found every Thursday beginning October 16, sharing his passion for authentic German food from 4:30PM at Rook's for Oktoberfest. This buffet includes roasted pork, saubraten, chicken schnitzel, roasted corn on the cob and assorted cakes and strudels. Complimentary German beer from 4:30PM to 5P:30PM while supplies last. Korotkov and his team are also introducing the little Italy neighborhood to a Friday Fish Fry held every Friday from 4:30PM until 6PM. Evolving into one of the most exciting restaurants near the United Center, Rook's Corner is located inside the Marriott Chicago at Medical District/UIC at 625 South Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60607, on the corner of Ashland and Harrison. Parking is free with a validation from the restaurant. Reservations not required 312.529.6050.

Rook's Corner, An American Bistro is open from 6:30AM until 12AM during the week and until 1AM on the weekends. To learn more about Chef Jozih and the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC, visit the hotel website at

About the Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC
Guests will find a new Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC awaiting their arrival. After a $5-million renovation, our Union Station hotel now offers the same attentive service and generous amenities, but in a whole new boutique environment. Guestrooms are colorful and vibrant, with rich accents, textures and patterns. Sink into luxury bedding, catch your favorite shows on a 37-inch LCD TV, fight off late-night hunger by packing snacks in your mini-fridge, or get some work done with at your desk, equipped with high-speed Internet access and an advanced jack pack to connect all your devices. Suites offer more space and beautiful views, and our private concierge lounge features breakfast and evening receptions. Our downtown hotel is convenient to Chicago's biggest attractions, including the United Center, Garfield Conservatory and University of Illinois, and offers quick access to the Medical District. Work, play or relax in our Great Room lobby, or workout in our fitness center. Our restaurant, Rook's Corner: an American Bistro, features a menu of eclectic contemporary dishes served in a warm setting. With almost 5,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor event space, we're the perfect venue for your next meeting or function.

Chicago Marriott at Medical District/UIC
625 South Ashland Avenue at Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607


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