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


Pamela Lalbachan

I am a published food writer of The Complete Caribbean Cookbook, Lansdowne Publishing, Sydney, Australia, 1994. I taught my own cookery classes for over 20 years in Sydney and London in a range of cuisines. The highlights were teaching at the Sydney Seafood School, Sydney and at Divertimenti, Marylebone and Chelsea. I have worked in catering for a couple of years as well as food related media. I stopped food-related work to have a family and worked in media and broadcasting, predominantly for BBC Radio 4 programming. I recently te-trained and work as a solicitor. Since lockdown, I have resumed my passion for food and writing and have my own food blog which talks about food, history and politics, and includes recipes:

Special subjects

Caribbean, Spanish tapas, Latin American food and South East Asian cookery

Languages spoken

Spanish to degree level

Regular work

I am undertaking paid work in the legal profession. Currently, I write a food blog (with recipes) with a view to publishing again and moving towards paid work.

Advisory boards / Awards

Justice First Fellowship Award