Janine Booth

Root & Bone

Chef Janine Booth was born and raised on the beautiful, big island continent of Australia. Her culinary journey began at a very young age and living in a multicultural society, Janine was always fascinated by the array of amazing cuisine around her. In 2006 Janine took an eight-month exploratory culinary sabbatical, traveling through Europe and Southeast Asia, where she gained an incredible amount of knowledge on international flavors.

Janine went on to study at Le Cordon Bleu in Miami. Following culinary school, she kicked off her professional career as a Chef at Gigi’s restaurant in Miami under Executive Chef Jeff McInnis. Following her time at Gigi, Janine landed at the acclaimed Yardbird Southern Table and Bar of Miami Beach in 2011, once again working under the tutelage of Chef McInnis. After almost two years at Yardbird, Janine decided to return to a cuisine very close to her heart, Northeastern Thai, as the Sous Chef on the opening team of Khong River House. Within three months of opening, the restaurant was nominated for a James Beard award.

Last October, Janine appeared on NBC/Bravo’s Emmy award winning television show, “Top Chef,” cooking and competing in New Orleans. Now settled in NYC, Janine brings southern hospitality to the LES at Root & Bone with her partner, Chef Jeff McInnis.

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What is your favorite New York City restaurant?

Junoon. Best Indian food you will ever eat.

What would be your last meal on earth?

A Thai feast! Khao Soi Chicken Curry, Spicy Papaya Salad & Mango Sticky Rice

I always keep ________ in my fridge.

Lemons & Limes, Fish Sauce & Sriracha in my fridge & Frozen Bananas in my freezer!

What is the best advice you have ever been given, and from whom?

Always try to turn any negative thought, into a positive thought. It will ultimately change your outlook on the world. - My Father