New York, NY
New York, NY
Growing up and living in Australia for most of her life, Janine was exposed to a vast array of flavors and cuisines, with a consistent focus on only the freshest ingredients. Janine’s ongoing fascination with food and culture inspired her to begin culinary classes at a young age, and immediately her creativity, passion and drive for a career in the culinary world was ignited. Janine traveled through Europe, Asia and eventually landed in Miami, FL in 2010, where she cooked anything from Vietnamese, Northern Thai, Southern, to Asian BBQ in some of Miami’s most renowned local restaurants. In 2013 Booth was scouted for NBC/Bravo’s Emmy award winning television show, Top Chef where she cooked and competed against 18 other chefs in New Orleans. Following Top Chef, Janine moved to New York City where she opened her first restaurant Root & Bone with partner Jeff McInnis. It was here her talents were recognized through many accolades, including both Forbes and Zagat’s 30 Under 30 awards. After years of building Root & Bone into a wildly successful brand and eventually expanding to Puerto Rico, the pair was itching to spend more time in the warm Miami sun where they originally met. In 2015 Janine and Jeff discovered the perfect Sunset Harbor location for their next concept, and began developing Stiltsville Fish Bar.