To join Food Writers New Zealand is to become part of a diverse and knowledgeable group of professional food writers and broadcasters.

The benefits of membership are:

  • Access to Directory of Members — a list of members expertise
  • Regular invitations to events e.g. May Market Day and The Great Debate and professional development sessions
  • Opportunity to contribute to the bi-monthly online newsletter ‘Digest’
  • Access to our password-protected Members Area
  • NZGFW biennial Awards for Excellence in Food Writing.

Membership Subscriptions

Professional Members

Open to those engaged as writers. Only professional members have voting rights at our Annual General Meeting (held in October), and are eligible to enter the Culinary Quills (food writing award). Professional Member Subscription including GST $149.50 (includes a one-off joining fee of $30.00)

Corporate Members

Open to companies with an interest in furthering food writing and broadcasting. Corporate Membership Subscription including GST $253.00

Associate Members

Open to those who share a sincere interest in furthering New Zealand’s health, nutrition or food knowledge. Associate Member Subscription including GST $115.00 (includes a one-off joining fee of $30.00)

Student Members

Open to tertiary students of journalism or food-related subjects. Student Membership Subscription including GST $74.75 (no joining fee) All applications are carefully considered at the monthly committee meetings. Fill out the Membership Application Form here
"Food Writers New Zealand holds some great events where you can meet other like minded foodies, learn, laugh and eat with them. The Guild also keeps you up-to-date with the latest happenings in the food world." NADIA LIM “I believe Food Writers is an integral part of New Zealand’s professional food writing scene and I love the way we all learn from each other and also have the opportunity to benefit from the views of local and international experts. Living in Marlborough means I value even more the benefits offered by the Guild”. JAN BILTON “I love the comradeship membership provides. It gives opportunity to enhance your skills and share knowledge with like-minded food professionals”. GAIL TODD “I joined Food Writers New Zealand when we were both fledglings! It’s been an extraordinary place for me to meet people who are passionate about raising the quality of food writing and communication in New Zealand. Members are keen for robust debate in food issues and willing to keep learning about food in the many ways it affects our daily lives”. JENNIFER YEE COLLINSON
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