Join the Guild

Before completing the application form please do read the About Membership page. This will give you important information about our joining criteria which you will need to include in the form below:

If you have any questions about membership please do email

(* denotes a mandatory field)
(your account email used to sign-in)

If you happen to know someone who is already a member of the Guild who would be happy to support your application, please add their names below so we can talk to them about your work. (Please make sure you approach this person before using their name and check that they agree to support your application.) This is absolutely not a requirement of membership. Joining the Guild is in no way about who you know and we encourage applications from everybody, so leaving the two boxes below blank will not in any way affect your application.

Professions / Specialties
(select multiple using the <Ctrl> or <Apple> key)
About You
Reasons for wanting to join the Guild
Special subjects
Languages spoken
Regular work
Advisory boards / Awards etc.
Commercial interests
(if different to your account email above - for members to contact you)
Profile Picture
(a square image at least 200px)
Examples of Work

To qualify for membership you must demonstrate that you are being commissioned and paid to create content about food. To that end we ask applicants to send us examples of their work which the committee will review when considering an application. For more information about what examples would qualify, visit our About Membership page.

To submit your work, upload them below. If you have any issues with uploading the work, please email with the title �Membership application examples of work [your name]�. The examples should be at least three pieces of work for which you have been paid (these can be PDFs or links to online versions) and if you have published a book, include the title, publication date and publisher. Please note that you application will not be progressed until we receive your examples.

File size of work needs to be 5mb or less. If your files are larger than this, please email

Once you have clicked submit you will receive a confirmation email so you know your application has arrived safely. Please bear with us whilst we review your application and examples of work and we will be in touch once we have a decision (usually a few weeks). Please do email with any questions in the meantime. Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Guild of Food Writers.