Announcing: Chef+Writer in Residence Gabrielle Hamilton

?An individual who loves food and develops skills as a writer can make an immense contribution to the culinary world. I anticipate that teaching these culinary students will be both exciting and rewarding. I am delighted to have this opportunity to potentially inspire new food writers.? Gabrielle Hamilton

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The Stratford Chefs School has announced that celebrated author and New York Chef Gabrielle Hamilton will be in residence at Stratford Chefs School from January 11th to January 23rd, 2016.

Chef Hamilton is the chef-owner of Prune restaurant in New York’s East Village and was named Best Chef NYC by the James Beard Foundation in 2011. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, and Bon Appetite among other publications.

As the school’s  2015|16 Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence (JHGWIR), she will participate in five public events. 

On January 11th 2016, Chef Hamilton will be in conversation with fellow JHGWIR Ian Brown at the Toronto Public Library Appel Salon Series. The two acclaimed authors will discuss Hamilton�s life as a chef and writer, exploring her awardwinning memoir Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef and her cookbook, Prune. The free event is being held at the Appel Salon in Toronto Reference Library; seats must be reserved in advance.

While in residence at the Stratford Chefs School, Chef Hamilton will work alongside students for three dinners (January 15th, 21st and 23rd), bringing her Prune to Stratford�s Prune Restaurant (the school�s dinner venue partner). These exclusive four-course dinners, with wine pairings, are priced at $85.00 plus HST. Reserve your seat by calling the school or visiting our website.

Sunday January 17th, Richmond Station is hosting a Stratford Chefs School pop-up dinner not to be missed. Alumni will get to collaborate with the esteemed Chef Hamilton and Richmond Station co-owners, Carl Heinrich and Ryan Donovan, who are both 2005 Stratford Chefs School alumni. The highly praised Richmond Station is located in Downtown Toronto. Dinner will include four courses, wine and the opportunity to meet these culinary greats. Ticket price is $150. Reserve your seat by calling the school at 519.271.1414.

The Gastronomic Writer in Residence program began in 2007 is named after Joseph Hoare, former food editor at Toronto Life magazine. The program is unique to chef training in Canada and allows students to broaden their knowledge of social media and food writing.

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