The new Co-Chair of the Guild of Food Writers!
I'm honoured and delighted to be able to say that last week I was elected as the new Co-Chair of the Guild of Food Writers, the prestigious professional organisation for food writers with a growing membership of over 500. I am sharing the Chair with Angela Clutton, fellow writer, whom you can see pictured here beside me, in part because we are both freelancers and as such never know how busy life is going to get.
Our job is to steer the committee in organising all that the Guild do and we shall be at the helm for the next 4 years. I am particullary keen (as a Bristol resident myself) to strengthen the Guilds workshops and networking events in all the regions of the UK so that non-London members feel part of a community.
This, from the Guild of Food Writers website [http://www.gfw.co.uk/]
We are authors, newspaper and magazine journalists and columnists, TV and radio broadcasters, restaurant reviewers, chefs, food editors, recipe developers, product developers, food lecturers, food stylists, illustrators, researchers and translators. In addition to being writers, journalists and broadcasters, some of us are chefs, food scientists, home economists, nutritionists, dietitians, restaurateurs and wine experts.
Collectively and individually, we have a comprehensive and encyclopaedic wealth of knowledge about everything food and drink. Many of us have specialist knowledge about a wide and far-reaching range of topics, including regional food, food history, food and the arts, food and travel, vegetarian food, organic food, healthy eating, food law, food safety, food additives, nutrition, the politics of food, preserving and conserving, entertaining, food and the environment, children's cooking, catering, baking. Members have written many of the definitive works on single ingredients and food topics.
If you are a professional food writer or broadcaster and are interested in becoming a member of the Guild of Food Writers, please do visit the website to find out more. [http://www.gfw.co.uk/]