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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.


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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


Louise Johncox

I am the author of The Baker’s Daughter – Timeless Recipes from four generations of bakers (Pan Macmillan) and A Life Shaped by Cakes (the longer version PhD baking memoir available as an Ebook). I’m a journalist who has written articles published in The Sunday Times, The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian. I was born in Weybridge, Surrey, where my father worked as a baker and chocolatier in the family tea shop from 1958 to 2000. I come from a long line of pastry chefs originating from Poschiavo on the Swiss Italian border. Instead of following in the family tea shop tradition, I trained as a journalist. I worked as a staff writer on The Times where I commissioned food articles for The Times Magazine and as Assistant Editor on Sunday Times, Style. I’m a former lecturer at Bath Spa University where I completed my PhD in Creative Writing. I wrote a monthly column, On The Tea Shop Trail, for Surrey Life magazine. I am currently researching and writing my second food book.

Special subjects

Baking and Teashops

Regular work

I wrote a column for Surrey Life magazine called On The Teashop Trail from September 2011 to January 2016