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


AJ Sharp

Food writer, editor, recipe developer and gastro-trend-spotter, AJ Sharp has always been very passionate about flavour. Combining an English degree with an appetite for food and drink, she has worked for some of the UK’s top PR agencies before founding Sharp Relations in 2010, a specialist food and drinks PR and copywriting agency. She is currently the Food Editor for Army & You Magazine, responsible for editing, recipe development, product reviews, feature-writing and imagery. As a freelance writer, she contributes to a range of articles, comment pieces and features in both consumer and trade food titles. In addition to developing recipes, editing various blogs and reviewing restaurants and hotels. She is a judge for the Guild of Fine Food’s Great Taste Awards and has qualifications in beer, wine, essential cooking and more recently, cheese! When it still operated, AJ was the youngest member to be invited to join the British Academy of Gastronomes in 2007, founded and led by legendary food critic Egon Ronay, she learned a lot from the old school.

Regular work

Army & You Magazine, Fine Food Digest, Food Noise, Various Blogs and ad hoc freelance work.

Advisory boards / Awards

WSET wine - Intermediate Certificate Beer Academy - Beer Certificate Guild of Fine Food - Cheese for Retail Diploma