07/15/2015 11:11 EDT | Updated 07/15/2016 05:59 EDT

Chef, author Gabrielle Hamilton writer-in-residence at Stratford Chefs School

STRATFORD, Ont. - Gabrielle Hamilton, chef-owner of New York's Prune restaurant, has been appointed writer-in-residence at the Stratford Chefs School.

The author of the New York Times bestseller "Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef" will take up her post as the Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer in Residence for the 2015-2016 school year, the school announced.

She will give instruction to students on topics ranging from business writing to social media and recipe writing and share her experiences in the kitchen.

Hamilton, who opened Prune in Manhattan's East Village in 1999, defeated Bobby Flay on Food Network's "Iron Chef" and holds two James Beard Foundation awards.

Her first cookbook, also called "Prune," came out in November. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, GQ, Bon Appetit, Saveur, House Beautiful and Food & Wine.

The Gastronomic Writer in Residence program honours Hoare's mentoring of young writers interested in food while he was food editor at Toronto Life magazine. It's unique to chef training in Canada.

Last year, author, editor, columnist and teacher Lucy Waverman held the post.