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Presidents Letter
Welcome to 2015 and a very warm welcome to the nine new members who have just joined us.

State of the Guild - Snapshot
Below is a "State of The Guild" snapshot, according to those who turned up to the inaugural NZGFW round table Think Tank in mid January. The group was diverse and shall remain nameless, but for your peace of mind and fairness, consisted of a dozen 30-70 year olds, 10 of which were female, two male. One super-published, four award winners, two teachers, a sprinkling of chefs, a Brit, two ex-advertising suits, a magazine doyenne, online gurus, a fishing writer and 12 book lovers. Included also are some comments from the AGM late last year. Please don't hesitate to add to the conversation, just email me or phone me anytime on 0800 37 37 48.

Quill Awards Photos -

The 2013 NZGFW Conference and AGM has now come to an end. We welcome new members to the Guilds Executive Committee and say 'Thank You' to Anne Scott departing President.

Welcome to...

The New Zealand Guild of Food Writers

We are the professional body for food journalists and others involved in writing about, presenting, promoting, illustrating, and teaching about the specialist area of food and beverages. All our members, whether individual or corporate,  interface with the public – through magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, blogs, book and magazine publishing, teaching, consultancy, PR, catering, and photography.

We encourage you to look around the website, join or contact us for more information.

Interested in joining us?

Membership Benefits: By liaising with the hospitality industry, food manufacturing, producer organisations, government regulatory bodies and consumer groups, food writers build knowledge so they can communicate accurately and effectively. Corporate members have enhanced opportunities for contact with these skilled and connnected foodwriters to benefit their organisations.

All members receive:

  • Access to our online database of members, including their skills and interests
  • Our bi-monthly, digital newsletter, Pen & Palate
  • Qualify to enter the Culinary Quills, the bi-annual NZGFW Awards for Excellence in Foodwriting
  • Discounted attendance at the NZGFW bi-annual Conference

Click here for more information about membership.