As the majority of the Guild of Fine Food team are currently working from home, please use one of the following email addresses to contact us.

To help us answer your query as quickly as possible, it would be helpful if you send your query to only one of the email addresses below.  If you have already used the contact form, rest assured your enquiry has been sent to the relevant person and you do not need to also send an email.  We are a small team and most people have access to multiple addresses:

All inboxes are usually monitored Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm.

If your query is urgent, please call +44 (0) 1747 825 200.  If this number is busy, please try: +44 (0)20 7403 0214.

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Those of you who already hang out with us will know that the Guild of Fine Food’s activities are many and varied, and the whole team gets involved in pretty much everything we do. For that reason it’s tricky to define job roles and titles, but below we give it our best shot.

Plus it’s a chance to read a little more about each and every one of us and, let’s face it, we all like a cheeky look at what folk look like…

Find out more about working for the Guild and any current vacancies


John Farrand

John Farrand

Managing director

Tortie Farrand

Marketing director

Bob Farrand

Bob Farrand


Linda Farrand

Linda Farrand


Editorial & design

Michael Lane

Michael Lane


Tom Dale

Assistant editor

Mark Windsor

Mark Windsor

Art director

Operations & events

Christabel Cairns

Operations director

Karen Price

Karen Price

Membership, circulation & awards manager

Claire Powell Guild of Fine Food

Claire Powell

Operations manager

Stephanie Rogers

Stephanie Hare-Winton

Events manager

Meredith White Guild of Fine Food

Meredith White

Operations assistant

Sophie Brentnall

Marketing & events assistant



Sally Coley

Sales director

Ruth Debnam Guild of Fine Food

Ruth Debnam

Sales manager

Becky Stacey

Becky Haskett

Sales executive

sam coleman

Sam Coleman

Sales executive


Stephen Guppy

Financial controller

Julie Coates

Julie Coates

Accounts assistant