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. 


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Charlotte Pike


Stephanie Jackson

My mission as a publisher is to champion distinctive food and drink books by food writers, cooks, chefs, restaurateurs, producers, scientists and brands from concept through to publication and beyond – examples past and present including Tom Adams, Tomer Amedi & Layo Paskin, Nargisse Benkabbou, Claridge's, Alain Coumont, Gizzi Erskine, Foodpairing NV, Monica Galetti, Sabrina Ghayour, Olia Hercules, Selin Kiazim, Pierre Koffmann, Lia Leendertz, Saiphin Moore, Martyn Nail & Meredith Erickson, The Slimming Foodie, Richard H. Turner, Marco Pierre White and John Williams.

Special subjects

Book publishing

Languages spoken

English, American and pidgin French

Regular work

Publisher of the Aster, Gaia and Godsfield imprints at Octopus Books

Advisory boards / Awards

Award-winning cookbooks include Persiana (OFM Cookbook of the Year) and Mamushka (Fortnum & Mason Debut Food Book of the Year). Sunday Times top 10 bestsellers in cookery include Persiana, Sirocco, Feasts, Bazaar, Simply, Gizzi's Healthy Appetite, Pitt Cue Co: The Cookbook and The Slimming Foodie.

Commercial interests