Lucy Waverman named writer-in-residence at Stratford Chefs School

STRATFORD, Ont. - Culinary personality Lucy Waverman as been appointed writer-in-residence at the Stratford Chefs School.

The author, editor, columnist and teacher will take up her post as the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence for the 2014-2015 school year, the school has announced.

Students will be able to make use of Waverman's experience as the author of eight award-winning cookbooks, including "A Matter of Taste," which she co-wrote with wine writer James Chatto. Her most recent book, "The Flavour Principle," was co-written with fellow Globe and Mail wine and spirits columnist Beppi Crosariol.

Waverman also appears on television and radio and is the food editor of Food & Drink, a magazine published by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

In 2005, she was presented with the Gold Award in Food Media/Journalism by the Ontario Hostelry Association for her efforts in mentoring young talent and for educating the public about cooking and world cuisines through her writing and teaching. In 2013, she was honoured with The Women Culinary Network's 2013 Woman of the Year award.

Previous gastronomic writers in residence include coach, editor and writer Diane Jacob, columnist and author James Chatto, writer and author Corby Kummer, Australian academic and author Michael Symons, journalist and author Ian Brown, author and blogger Clotilde Dusoulier and James Oseland, editor-in-chief of Saveur.

The Stratford Chefs School writer-in-residence program is named after Hoare, a former food editor of Toronto Life magazine who died in 1997.