The Guild was formed in 1995 with a mission to support and encourage artisan food and drink producers and the independent delicatessens, farm shops and food halls that mainly stock and sell their food and drink.

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.

Why should I consider joining the Guild of Fine Food?

We provide a voice for independent food retailers: lobbying the government through the Independent Retail Consortium (IRC) and providing access to expert industry advice and updates through our relationship with associate organisations.

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 discover which membership type is best suited to your business and explore more of the benefits of 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.

Meet the GFF team