Chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth were born and raised in Niceville, Florida and in Perth, Australia respectively. After traveling the world and experimenting with different cultures and cuisines, the pair first worked together at the Miami-based restaurant Gigi, where McInnis became executive chef in 2010. In 2011, McInnis returned to his true culinary roots and opened Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach.
In 2014, McInnis and Booth brought southern hospitality to New York’s East Village with the opening of Root & Bone. Root & Bone is a neighborhood restaurant celebrating Southern fare and country comforts, a roots revival of timeless Southern recipes & traditions. They returned to Miami in 2016 to open the Sarsaparilla Club at the Shelborne South Beach. In September 2017, they opened their Stiltsville Fish Bar, in Miami’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood and in December 2017, turned the Sarsaparilla Club into a Miami outpost of Root & Bone.
Both have appeared on Bravo’s Emmy award winning Top Chef, putting their personalities and talent front and center on a national stage.