The Guild of Food Writers Awards 2024 - Winners

It is with great pleasure that we bring you details of the winners of The Guild of Food Writers Awards 2024 presentation, which took place in London at the Royal Institution on 12 June. You will find full details of the winners and sponsors below.

It was a truly memorable occasion, honouring excellence in our industry. It was also a joyous celebration of outstanding work and a wonderful opportunity to meet old friends and new.

We offer our warmest congratulations to all winning and shortlisted writers and editors. Our sincere thanks go to our members who judged the awards, to our sponsors for their generous support, and to our outstanding volunteer committee who worked tirelessly to arrange this fantastic evening.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Dame Prue Leith


          credit David Venni                                    


First Book Award

Painting the Plate: 52 Recipes Inspired by Great Works of Art from Mark Rothko, Frida Kahlo, and Many More by Felicity Souter

Sponsored by HexClad 


Food Book Award

Before Mrs Beeton: Elizabeth Raffald, England's Most Influential Housekeeper by Neil Buttery 

sponsored by Sacla'


Food Podcast or Broadcast Award

Bitter/Sweet by Miller Libertine presented by Natasha Miller

sponsored by Kamado Joe  


Food Magazine or Section Award

Food by National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Sponsored by Lakeland


Food Writing Award

Tim Hayward for work published in the Financial Times

sponsored by  I Love Fruit and Veg from Europe  


General Cookbook Award

The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen by Bee Wilson

Sponsored by Uncharted Wines


International or Regional Cookbook Award

Frontières: The Food of France's Borderlands by Alex Jackson

Sponsored by J Pao


Investigative Food Work Award

Avocado Anxiety: and Other Stories About Where Your Food Comes From by Louise Gray


Newcomer Award

Make Mine a Doubler by Peter Gilchrist


Recipe Writing Award

Mark Hix for work published in the Telegraph Magazine

Sponsored by Gold Top


Restaurant Writing Award

Jonathan Nunn for work published in Vittles

Sponsored by Freshlay Farms Golden Yolker® 


Self-Published Writing Award

Sam Lomas for work published through Mailchimp: Field Notes


Specialist or Single Subject Cookbook

Honey: Recipes from a Beekeeper’s Kitchen by Amy Newsome


Drinks Writing

Molly Codyre For work published in Foodism

Sponsored by Cipriani


Drinks Book

Slow Drinks: a Field Guide to Foraging and Fermenting Seasonal Drinks by Danny Childs

sponsored by Sherry Wines - Vinos de Jerez 




To read the programme of the evening please click here.