We'd love you to join us! We welcome membership applications from all those involved with food.

The benefits of membership are:

  • Networking opportunities and professional fellowship with other members of the food community
  • Access to Directory of Members – make contact with membership for collaboration and advice
  • Regular invitations to events including social, networking, food education and professional development sessions.
  • Receive our bi-monthly online newsletter ‘Digest” and have the opportunity to contribute
  • Access to our password-protected Members Area
  • An opportunity to give back to the food and food communicator community

Membership Subscriptions

Professional Members

This category is for anyone who is professionally engaged in communicating about food. Only professional members have voting rights
at our Annual General Meeting (held in October).
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 communication.
Corporate Membership Subscription:
Small corporate: $170 + GST
Large corporate: $350 + GST

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)

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

em>“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