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


Helen Graves

I am a food and travel writer, recipe writer and magazine editor. I have worked freelance for the past 10 years or so, with bylines in Food & Travel, The Guardian, Pulp, Sainsbury's Magazine, Waitrose Food, Olive, delicious and others. I am the editor of Pit magazine, which is a food mag with its roots in live fire cooking. I was thrilled to win Food and Drink Editor of the Year British Society of Magazine Editors Awards 2020.

Special subjects

Barbecue, sandwiches, recipe development, travel, editing

Languages spoken


Regular work

Editor: Pit magazine Recipe developer: Fine Food Specialist Recipe developer: Outback BBQs

Advisory boards / Awards

BSME Awards 2021: Editor of the Year (Food & Drink) Fortnum and Mason Awards 2016: Shortlisted Young British Foodies Award: Food Writing 2013