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

Chair

Gurdeep Loyal

I am a Food & Drink Consultant based in London with over 17 years of experience in the industry - including roles at Innocent Drinks, being Head of Marketing for Harrods Food Halls for 5 years, and also Head of Food Trends at Marks & Spencer for the last 2 years. I'm currently writing my first cookbook with the publisher 4th Estate titled "Mother Tongue - Flavours of a Second Generation", due for release in 2022. I was also fortunate enough to be this year's winner of the 'Jane Grigson Trust Award'. I am also the curator of the online platform MotherTongueTV.com - which celebrates food stories of migration around the world.

Special subjects

Food, race and identity. Indian culinary history and culture - Punjabi more specifically. Luxury food and drink (through my time at Harrods). The dinner table tastes of the British nation (through my time at M&S Food).

Languages spoken

English and Punjabi (and very basic French and Spanish, food words in particular!)

Regular work

Food, Drink & Hospitality Consulting - more details at gurdeeployal.com. I have recently written my first recipes for Olive Magazine (April edition) and hoping to do more with them.

Advisory boards / Awards

Winner of the Jane Grigson Awards 2021