Joy Thompson Bio

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Eddy Chen, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Joy Thompson, 40 (Thomasville, N.C.), Amid owning a restaurant and bakery, and wrangling her five children, Joy has a lot going on. She draws inspiration from her childhood and manages to maintain a self-deprecating wit through all the chaos, creating upscale Southern food that looks good but also satisfies, such as fried green tomatoes and chicken and waffles. Joy is ready to teach accessible Southern cooking without any of the stuffiness.

Keep Reading

Next Up

David Rose Bio

David Rose is a finalist competing on Food Network Star, Season 13.

Addie Gundry Bio

Addie Gundry is a finalist competing on Food Network Star, Season 13.

Rusty Hamlin Bio

Rusty Hamlin is a finalist competing on Food Network Star, Season 13.