Join the Guild
Formed in 1995, the Guild of Fine Food has a mission to support, celebrate, and encourage independent food and drink retailers and the producers that supply them.
With over 1,300 members across the UK, the Guild organises and implements a network of activities designed to promote excellence in all sectors of the trade and build closer links between producers and retailers.
We provide a voice for independent food retailers and producers: lobbying the government through a variety of influential organisations and providing access to expert industry advice and updates through our relationships with partner organisations.
Please go to our support page for help & advice during Covid-19. We are working hard on online resources that will specifically help independent retailers and the producers that supply them.
Why should I consider joining the Guild of Fine Food?
Running a business on your own can be a lonely existence. The Guild of Fine Food should be your first port of call for any retail business-related issue and provides you with a platform from which to share experiences with your fellow retailers and producers.
Scroll down to read more about the Guild and our members’ shared objectives to support the independent food and drink industry. Discover why your business could benefit from being a member and explore the services you can access by being part of the Guild.
The Guild of Fine Food is also the organisation that publishes Fine Food Digest, Good Cheese, Best Brands and Great Taste Book, the industry’s leading magazines. We organise Great Taste and the World Cheese Awards, run the Fine Food Show North and a number of Great Taste Markets, as well as train individuals in cheese, deli products and in business matters relating to fine food retail.
We’re at the centre of it all. Be a part of it.