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


Sam Butler

I am a professional journalist who has also edited a daily newspaper and monthly magazine. I contribute food and drink articles to leading newspapers and magazines in Northern Ireland other parts of the UK

Special subjects

Artisan and smaller food and drink producers - news and features

Languages spoken


Regular work

I contribute weekly columns on food and drink producers to a daily newspaper and weekly specialist publication as well as food articles to a leading business magazine. I have contributed to The Grocer, Ulster Grocer, Hospitality Review, Fine Food Digest and Speciality Food magazine.

Commercial interests

I provide media consultancy services to smaller food and drink producers on the island of Ireland.