Great Food Club recruits team of regional editors

By GFC founder Matt Wright

Above: The new Great Food Club editing team at The Olive Branch in July 2016

GFC is growing. Back in January 2016 I advertised for a team of regional editors to help with our mission of seeking out and shouting about the best independent food and drink businesses. More than 150 applications flooded in and after a lengthy selection process we now have 16 new editors on the ground. They are busy searching out gems in their home counties – Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Yorkshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire and Bristol & Bath. We’ll be adding all the new editors and their contact details to the ‘about’ section of the website soon.

Our new editors are passionate about locally produced food and drink, have great local knowledge, and are constantly adding their recommendations to this website and to our annual handbook. As a result, GFC now consists of over 320 recommended pubs, restaurants, producers and food shops, many of which run exclusive offers to our 9,000+ members. The club is growing by two new businesses per day and by around 50 new members per week.

Our criteria for adding new food and drink businesses are simple: first, they have to be independent (so no chains); second, they have to be places we’d happily recommend to discerning friends. If they’re not, they don’t go in. If they are, they do.

Hopefully you’re already a member of Great Food Club but if not and you love food and drink, you really should join. It’s free and signing up allows you to save a decent amount of money with your membership card. The club’s main aim is to support and promote good local food and drink independents and to guide you to some brilliant hidden gems – please take a look around the site.

If you think you could be a Great Food Club editor in your home county, or if you’d just like to recommend somewhere near you, please email


The author:

Matt lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He is passionate about the independent food & drink sector and founded Great Food Club in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town.