Celebrating its 22nd year, VeritageMiami, presented by City National Bank, brings together a who’s who of more than 2,500 wine, beer, spirits and food lovers from all across South Florida along with top sommeliers, notable chefs, prestigious wineries, winemakers and breweries and an impressive lineup of auction lots – all to benefit United Way of Miami-Dade. Festivities kicked off with the Interactive Dinner, chaired by Melinda and Jorge Gonzalez. Headlining this year’s Interactive Dinner were chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth of Stiltsville Fish Bar and Root & Bone. Chefs McInnis and 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.