Tim Hayward is a British columnist and broadcaster. In 2009 he received the Guild of Food Writers award for new media – the second year that the award had been presented and the first time it had been given to an individual writer. Hayward also writes for Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine, Delicious, BBC Olive magazine and Saveur in the US. He has appeared on Good Food channel’s Market Kitchen and the BBC1 documentary series Ever Wondered About Food?. In 2011 Hayward received the Guild of Food Writers ‘Food Broadcast of the Year Award’ for his first full length radio piece, the BBC R4 Food Programme Pop-up London presented with Sheila Dillon.
In August 2011, Hayward and his wife re-opened the Cambridge bakery and restaurant Fitzbillies.
In August 2011, Fig Tree an imprint of Penguin Books announced that they had signed Hayward after a “hotly contested auction” to write a cookery manual called Food DIY.
In May 2012, Hayward became the Guild of Food Writers ‘Food Journalist of the Year’ and Fire & Knives was awarded ‘Best Food Magazine’. In 2014, Hayward received the Fortnum & Mason Award for Best Food Journalism and in 2015, he received the Guild of Food Writers, Food Journalist of the Year award for the 3rd time.