What we do
The Guild runs a variety of events through the year, from educational seminars to forums, and special social events. Often they are timed to fit in with the visit of an international food writer or hero.
Workshops, seminars, and masterclasses offer members the chance to improve their skills in subjects such as writing and sensory evaluation.
The Guild publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, Pen & Palate, for members only. All members are encouraged to contribute to this publication. The Guild also advertisements for Pen & Palate. The Guild also posts material of interest to members on it's website.
For more information about Pen & Palate including advertising rates click here
A bi-annual two-three day conference is held with guest speakers and workshops at which issues of the moment are discussed. Speakers are invited to inform, educate and entertain members. The conference is held in a different centre every two years and the conference programme generally includes visits to local culinary and foodie hotspots. Our last Conference was held in Nelson in November 2011. The next Conference will be held in 2013, in Dunedin and the programme includes a day trip to Otago growers, restaurants and wineries. More information here
The Culinary Quills
A food writers awards programme is organised in conjunction with the bi-annual conference, with winners announced at the conference dinner. The Culinary Quills awards are generously sponsored by our corporate members and encourage food writers to extend their horizons.
To learn more about the awards click here.