Born in Baguio City, Philippines, Joy Razo grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Inspired by her uncle, who was a chef in the Navy for over twenty years, Joy fondly remembers the exquisite dishes he cooked for their family and decided to explore a career in the food industry. After graduating in 2009 from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Joy felt it was only natural to utilize her science and math background to pursue baking.
Through various roles within the kitchen, Joy discovered her love for making doughnuts! Her background working at various coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeshops, made Joy the perfect fit for Dauphine's. Today, Joy Razo is the Pastry Chef at Dauphine’s. She takes on each day as an exciting new adventure, eager to learn and collaborate as she creates new and unique desserts.