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A people-pleasing charity bash

He is walking in his mother’s and father’s footsteps (Lisa and Denton Brandy were featured cooks, July 3, 2008) but perhaps he started walking at a much younger age than they did. Denton Brandy Jr. is 17 years old and as a chef has already mastered the art of preparing and serving a four-course dinner for 60 in Williamsburg at the Waypoint Seafood & Grill.

Denton has been interested in cooking, he says, "ever since I was little, but really found out it was a career I wanted to pursue when I enrolled in the culinary classes at Gloucester High School." Following graduation this year Denton will be attending the Culinary Institute of America in New York, but before he goes in August, "I’m going to Haiti, take a week off and will continue working at the Waypoint."

All seniors have to complete a project, a Senior Independent Research Study, in order to graduate. That requirement brought about the Mercy Chefs’ Charity Banquet. "I beg...

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