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


Marie Cheong-Thong

Freelance educator, presenter, writer and photographer for food, wine, sake & Asian spirits.

Special subjects

Sake, wine, spirits (shōchū, baijiu, rum armagnac), indigenous foods, food ingredients.

Languages spoken

English, some Cantonese and Hokkien, learning Japanese.

Regular work

Teaching short courses and masterclasses. Wine and spirits judging (UK, Japan, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland). Commissioned articles. Expert interviews.

Advisory boards / Awards

Board director of British Sake Association; Council Member of the Association of Wine Educators; Member of the Circle of Wine Writers; Judging Committee of the International Wine & Spirits Competition, Technical Director Asian Spirits of the CINVE (Spain), Certified Educator WSET, Sake & Shōchū Educator at Sake School of America, Overseas Member of the Japanese Culinary Academy, WSET Diploma Wine & Spirits, Diploma with Distinction from Le Cordon Bleu London.

Commercial interests

None. Independent freelancer.