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


Sumayya Usmani

A cookbook author, food educator and broadcaster specialising in Pakistani and Indo-Persian cuisine. I am also a radio broadcaster and social enterprise cook school founder based in Glasgow, Scotland called Kaleyard CIC. I am also the membership co-ordinator of the Guild of Food Writers.

Special subjects

Pakistani cuisine; Social enterprise; Cookery instruction; Demo cookery.

Languages spoken

Urdu; English.

Regular work

BBC Food; Food 52; Medium.

Advisory boards / Awards

Gourmand Cookbook Award winner; Membership co-ordinator Guild of Food Writers

Commercial interests

Recipe development; Demo cook and chef; Cookery teacher; Food writer