AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Perth, Australia – currently resides in New York City, NY PROFESSION: Chef de Cuisine CULINARY EDUCATION: Le Cordon Bleu, Miami FAVORITE SIMPLE FALL DESSERT RECIPE: Pumpkin scones with maple mascarpone. 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 where she is working on her own restaurant, which is scheduled to open late 2013. 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.