Members Area

Welcome to the Members’ Area of the Guild of Food Writers website. Here you will find resources that are only available to Guild members, including shortcuts to member benefits such as our discounts and pay survey results.


For more information on the Guild, and to see the full range of our activities and resources, please refer to our new FAQs page.


The directory of members is one of the most important features of the Guild, so please be sure to keep your entry up to date, both with regard to professional activities and contact details. 


Best wishes,


Charlotte Pike


Alex Barker

Writing and talking about good food; creating and photographing great images, have been the pillars of my full-time career. I enjoyed many years at Woman's Own Magazine and then Prima as Cookery Editor. Following this I was director of Food Features Photographic Library and continued freelance work in all areas of food. Now I am living just outside Chichester I run cookery classes at home in Tangmere – Cookwithalex. I have classes for all ages from 11 years upwards and various subjects as well as individually tailored days . The variety is endless - from retired gents starting at chopping onions, to groups of ladies enjoying a happy cooking day on almost any subject; youngster off to UNI of course or those who want to run chalets. In addition to that I also specialise in home prepared Canapés in the local area.

Special subjects

Game, healthy eating, potatoes, student cooking, Canapés.