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. 


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Charlotte Pike


Emily Gussin

After graduating with an English degree and an MA in Modern Literature, I started my career in the world of cake. I worked in the editorial team on cake decorating magazine titles and also on a few books. I then trained as a chef, completing a Cordon Bleu diploma at Tante Marie Culinary Academy in June 2018. After a brief period freelancing, I started my current role as Deputy Food Editor of Waitrose & Partners Food magazine in September 2018. I work on all the cookery content of the monthly magazine with our Food Editor and Food Assistant. Recipe development, writing, testing, assisting stylists and directing shoots, food feature writing, commissioning, editing and proofreading etc. I am a self-confessed food geek - I love working out why a recipe hasn't worked or could be improved technically. I also co-run a sustainable, local food supper club called 10 Miles Club. All the ingredients are sourced within 10 miles of the venue. We're currently based in Hackney.

Special subjects

Recipe writing Baking + cake decorating Sustainable, ethical food + low waste recipes

Regular work

Deputy Food Editor at Waitrose & Partners Food magazine (John Brown Media)