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


Niamh Shields

Hello! I am a food writer, cook, recipe developer, public speaker, blogger, social media consultant amongst other things, usually centred around food. I am primarily a food writer through. First book Comfort & Spice was published by Quadrille in 2011 and I am just about to self-publish my second book, Bacon the Cookbook.

Special subjects

Cooking, Culinary Travel, Irish food, Bacon

Languages spoken

English (a little French and Irish, both used to be much better!)

Regular work

I don't have regular freelance work right now as I have been focussed on writing and publishing my book for most of the year.

Advisory boards / Awards

OFM Best Food Blog 2011 and a few other smaller awards Not on an advisory boards

Commercial interests

None apart from my upcoming book