How to contribute to The Caterer

Looking to contribute to The Caterer? There are many ways to feature your establishment or products in our magazine. Please read below to see how you can contribute, or scroll down for information on freelance pitches. Thank you.

News – round up of news from the week/top stories

Please send press releases to: Sophie Witts or Jungmin Seo

Openings – a handful of restaurants and hotels recently opened

Submit details to:; information needed if applicable: date opened, covers, typical dishes/drinks, number of bedrooms, head chef, general manager, designers, owner, starting room rate etc and a selection of hi-res images.

Viewpoint – an industry professional shares their view about a hot topic affecting hospitality

Submit details to James Stagg; after the initial pitch, 500 words and a hi-res image is required.

Interview opportunities

Pitch details to: James Stagg (editor); Emma Lake (assistant editor); Caroline Baldwin (features and special projects editor)

Hotel design – Inspiration behind the look of the UK’s newest hotels and recent refurbishments

Pitch details to: Emma Lake (assistant editor)

Wake-up call – a break-down of various legislation affecting the industry

Pitch details to: James Stagg (editor)

Menuwatch – A member of The Caterer team visits a restaurant for lunch and an interview with the chef to learn about their cooking style and current menus

All Menuwatches go forward to the judging of the Menu of the Year Catey. Pitch details to: Emma Lake (assistant editor); Caroline Baldwin (features and special projects editor)

Book review and recipe – books sent in will be considered for review, those chosen will also be accompanied by a full-page recipe

Pitch details to: Caroline Baldwin (features and special projects editor)


Send press releases to: Victoria Miller (reporter)

Website & social media

Send press releases and digital content opportunities to: Maria Mellor (digital content manager)

Freelance writers

If you are a freelancer, please pitch feature ideas to Caroline Baldwin. We welcome pitches for operator interviews, issue, topic or theme-led features and hotel interior design pieces. Your pitch should include a clearly defined angle and a tangible news hook that would interest and is written for an audience of hospitality operators, as well as information on your previous writing experience or examples of your work. Whenever pitching please consider a diverse range of voices and businesses.

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