William Sitwell

Food writer, critic and broadcaster

William Sitwell is an award-winning editor, broadcaster and writer. A leading figure in the food world, he is editor of Waitrose Kitchen magazine as well as a food and restaurant critic. He has been named Editor of the Year in awards from both the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) and the Association of Publishing Agencies (APA). A frequent guest and presenter on TV and radio, his credits include: Food & Drink (BBC2), Michelin Stars: The Madness of Perfection (BBC2) Masterchef (BBC2), Britain’s Best Dish (ITV1) and Taste the Nation (ITV1). He has also contributed regularly on the subject of food for the Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. Alongside Waitrose Kitchen at John Brown Media, he is editorial director of South Africa’s biggest-selling food magazine, Fresh Living and in May 2013 launched a new food magazine in Dubai, FOOD, for the UAE’s leading supermarket Spinneys. Before joining John Brown he was features editor of Woman’s Journal after a career in Fleet Street where he worked on a range of newspapers including The Sunday Express, Daily Mail, The Times, and Daily Telegraph covering subjects from showbusiness and politics to royalty and general news. His first book, A History of Food in 100 Recipes, was published by Collins in the UK in April 2012 to great critical acclaim and similarly by Little, Brown in the US in June 2013 – more editions worldwide are due soon.