Just Opened Team

James Marchant
Co-founder & Managing director
James is managing director and a founder of the Just Opened Group. Never happier than when standing close to meat grilling over coals, James will barbecue whenever the sun's out - and (living in London) also when it isn't.
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Helen Graves
Group Editor
Helen is our Group Editor and resident wordsmith. She's an award-winning food writer with more than ten years experience as a freelance writer, editor, author and all-round greedy person. She loves carbs, crabs and kebabs and will talk for hours about barbecue and the best way to layer up a sandwich.
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Emma Geary
New York City manager
Emma is our New York City manager and when she's not discovering the best new openings in NYC, she is putting the rest of the team to shame with her fitness regime - although this does mean she has the necessary appetite to check out the Big Apple's hottest new restaurants and bars.
Rachel Holdsworth
Rachel was a Senior Editor at Londonist for eight years and now writes freelance. She loves Japan, cats and ice cream, and can usually be found investigating the porters in craft beer pubs.
Sudi Piggott
Sudi Pigott has been writing about food and restaurants for more than 20 years for everyone from The Independent to The Economist and can spot a retro food trend a mile off.  Yet, she is invariably still excited about her next dinner.  A francophile and Negroni lover, she's also an expert on pancakes, socca anyone?
Chris Pople
Over the seven years Chris Pople has been writing the Cheese and Biscuits blog, he has written about nearly 500 different restaurants, which is far too many by anyone’s standards. During that time he has been lucky enough to be picked as one of the top food blogs in the Times, New Statesman and Esquire magazine, and for the last three years running has been named as one of London’s 1000 Most Influential people. He’s probably in a restaurant right now, scouring the menu for spelling mistakes and waiting for a martini.
Helen Glaberson
Helen is a freelance journalist, mostly focused on the London cocktail and bar scene (someone's gotta do it). If you need that special date night tip-off, you know who to ask!
Kerstin Rodgers
Kerstin Rodgers is more usually known on the internet as msmarmitelover. She’s a chef, supper club founder, author of 4 books, blogger (msmarmitelover.com), photographer, traveller and gardener. She doesn’t eat meat. She does like Marmite. She’s from North West London and is all over social media.
Joanne Gould
Joanne is a freelance writer and ocassional food blogger at joeatslondon.com, living in North London. She enjoys eating, drinking and writing about anything from the best martinis in town (Duke's, obvs), to where to find croissants to die for and which bottomless brunch is actually worth your £30. It's a hard job, etc.
Kate O’Norum
Kate is a journalist and producer whose experience ranges from making the news and creating social campaigns about tampons to crafting words and videos about one of her favourite pastimes: eating and drinking her way around London. Loves giraffes and cats (not to eat). 80% red wine. 20% oysters. Long-standing love affair with an espresso martini.
Sian Meades
Sian Meades is a lifestyle writer and editor based in Angel. She edits the daily lifestyle newsletter Domestic Sluttery and is still on the hunt for London's best black forest gateaux.
Sejal Sukhadwala
Sejal Sukhadwala has been writing about food for newspapers, magazines and websites in the UK and US for over 15 years. She specialises in vegetarian cuisines from around the world, and has expertise in regional Indian food. Far from being a stereotypical vegetarian, she’s more champagne than chia seeds and loves good food with a good story.

We’re always on the lookout for passionate people and talented writers, if you think you fit the bill then we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at editor(at)justopenedlondon.com