Tim Hayward is a Cambridge-based food writer and broadcaster. He is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme and appears as a panellist on The Kitchen Cabinet. Tim is a contributing writer at the Financial Times and a regular contributor to the Guardian ‘Word of Mouth’ Food Blog. His features have appeared in the FT, Guardian, Observer Food Monthly, Delicious, Olive, Waitrose Food Illustrated and Saveur. Tim won Food Writer of the Year the Guild of Food Writers Awards 2014 for his work published in the FT Weekend Magazine.
Tim has appeared on the Good Food channel’s Market Kitchen, Ever Wondered about Food? for BBC 1 and Sunday Brunch for Channel 4. He is the publisher and editor of Fire & Knives, a quarterly magazine of new food writing and Best Food Magazine at the 2012 Guild of Food Writers Awards. He is a Guild of Food Writers Food Journalist of the Year and has won their award for Best Food Broadcast. Tim publishes Gin & It, a journal of new writing for drinkers and thinkers. He is the proprietor of Fitzbillies bakery and restaurant in Cambridge.
Tim’s first book, Food DIY – How To Make Your Own Everything, was published in 2013 and is a handbook of smoking, curing, preserving, baking and other manly pursuits from sausages to smoked salmon, sourdough to sloe gin, bacon to buns. Tim is currently working on his next book and is available for broadcasting, speaking, writing and hosting bespoke events.