Food For Thought

IFWG welcomes new members for 2023

It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of two new members to the Irish Food Writers’ Guild for 2023. Membership is by invitation only to established food writers with an acknowledged and substantial corpus of work. The Guild currently has 76 members.

The new Guild members announced today, Wednesday 3 May, are food writer, blogger and Irish Times contributor Joanne Cronin and food and wine writer Cathal McBride, who writes for the Business Post Magazine.

The Irish Food Writers’ Guild was formed in 1990 to promote high professional standards of knowledge and practice among writers about food, nutrition, food history and related matters and to assist in the formulation of links and networks amongst all involved in the food industry.

Over the last 12 months, the Guild has been able to focus on a blend of in-person and online events, enabling members to meet face to face as well as being inclusive of those who are not in a position to travel to meetings. The return to an in-person IFWG Food Award event was one of the highlights of the year so far, with members gathering in March to celebrate our 2023 winners along with 30 years of the IFWG Food Awards.

As we continue to learn with – and from – our peers, colleagues and friends in this community of writers, we are delighted to welcome Joanne and Cathal who we believe will join with us in our ambition to support excellence and integrity in food writing.

Caroline Hennessy
IFWG Chair