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


Vritti Bansal

I'm a journalist and editor from India, currently pursuing an MPhil in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies. My research interests include the way cultural memory and religious identity are linked through food. A 2012-13 alumnus of the University of Westminster M.A. Creative Writing: Writing the City programme, I have specialised in food and travel writing. I have also launched a food magazine called Binge (, before which I served as the Food & Drink Editor for India Today Digital and Time Out magazine in New Delhi. As a freelancer, I have written for National Geographic Traveller India and the Indian Express, a well-known newspaper in India.

Special subjects

I have worked in publishing for six years, and digital media for five years

Languages spoken

English and Hindi

Regular work

I have worked as a freelance food and travel writer. Here are links to some of my work:

Advisory boards / Awards

I have been awarded the Irish School of Ecumenics Scholarship at Trinity College Dublin.