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


Deirdre Taylor

I am professional home economist with over 30 years experience. My skills includes food and recipe development, food styling, cooking and equipment demonstrations. I also deliver consumer advice for all aspects of the home, including cleaning, selecting and using appliances and gadgets. I have written for a range of magazines, websites and books. I regularly contribute to Good Housekeeping magazine, and have also headed up the consumer testing side of the Good Housekeeping Institute.

Special subjects

Microwave and combination cooking, (six books), , Steam Oven cooking and sous vide. Product, food testing and evaluation, ( 10 years experience with Good Housekeeping Magazine).

Regular work

BORA AEG Le Creuset KitchenAid