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


Katie Mather

I've been writing about food and drink, starting with a blog, now as a freelance writer, for about five years. My main profession is in the drinks industry, where I write about beer, cider and natural wine, mostly from cultural and historical angles. I live in Clitheroe, Lancashire (where all the gastro pubs seem to be) and I'm about to open a bar - Corto - in the same town.

Special subjects

Beer, cider, natural wine, bread rolls in the UK (v. niche, but really!), drinks pairings with food, learning how to become a somm., the science behind flavours and aromas, the hospitality industry, justice, equity, inclusion and access within the food and drink and hospitality industries.

Languages spoken

English, V. bad Spanish

Regular work

Ferment magazine Pellicle magazine

Advisory boards / Awards

Beer Writer's Guild Silver Award for Best Young Writer 2018

Commercial interests

I run my own bar - Corto, based in Clitheroe, Lancashire