Growing up in Australia, Janine was surrounded by unique flavors from all over the world which inspired her to embark on a culinary journey throughout Europe, Asia and beyond. Janine's travels lead her to Miami, Florida, where she studied Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu and worked in restaurants alongside former Top Chef alum Chef Jeff McInnis, exploring Southern American, Thai, Vietnamese, and Modern American cuisines. Janine is currently living in New York City and has partnered up with Top Chef alum Jeffrey McInnis to open up their own restaurant Root & Bone, which is set to open early 2014 in the East Village, NYC. Root & Bone is excited to bring a little bit of the South to the big city; a Southern revival of the farm and garden to table experience.
When Janine is not sweating it out in the kitchen, she is spending time with her shih-tzu, traveling, and making memories with friends and family.
The Latest from Janine
The Chefs Go Back to College
Ep 11: Musician Questlove judges the Quickfire, before the cheftestants go back to college, serving 500 LSU freshman!
The Chefs Make "Home-Cooked" Meals
Ep 10:The cheftestants dig deep cooking something personal that reminds them of home, as they serve for Leah Chase and Anthony Mackie.
The Chefs Go To War!
Ep 9: Restaurant wars has arrived and the two teams have only 24 hours to build their restaurant and menu.
After the Knife: Janine
The “not-entirely-ugly” five-time LCK champ finally leaves the kitchen, but not without redemption.
The Chefs Pig Out
Ep 8: Things get hot with guest judge Dr. John, while the cheftestants slice up a 300-pound hog.
All That Jazz
Ep 7: With Musician Kermit Ruffins as a guest judge, the cheftestants are challenged to prepare potluck meals in teams.
Fresh Veggies and Creamy Meals
Ep 6: The cheftestants get a taste of the Louisiana countryside with guest judge John Besh.