Pastry Chef Rafi Jabri of Back Door Donuts - Biography

Oak Bluffs, MA

August 2013

Pastry Chef Rafi Jabri is originally from Jordan, and found his way to Martha’s Vineyard after having worked in Kuwait, Cardiff, San Diego and Falmouth. Having trained in England, today he fills his kitchen at with eager-to-learn pastry students from all over the world: Brazil, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, Albania, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Jamaica, and his homeland. Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Café and Bakery by day and Back Door Donuts by night are both in his care and he does not disappoint. The most beloved doughnut at Back Door Donuts isn't technically even a doughnut; it's an apple fritter. Though the recipe might not be his original invention, Jabri’s sweet deep-fried perfection has made pastry lovers to line up 100 deep until 1:00 am to satisfy their late-night hankering for it.