Food Writers NZ is for all food communicators.
We’d love you to join us!


Food Writers NZ is NZ’s organisation for all professional food communicators, offering professional development, networking, support and collaboration opportunities to anyone involved in the wonderful world of food.

We were founded in 1988 as the NZ Guild of Food Writers, to promote high professional standards among food journalists and others involved in the presenting, promoting or illustrating the specialist areas of food and beverage, and to assist in the development of networks between professionals in the food industry.

Today our membership includes people involved in all aspects of food communication: authors, newspaper and magazine journalists, TV and radio broadcasters, bloggers, restaurant reviewers, chefs, food editors, recipe developers, product developers, food lecturers, food stylists, food photographers, researchers, home economists, nutritionists, dietitians and wine experts.

Our collective knowledge about everything food and drink includes specialist knowledge on topics such as food history, the politics of food, food safety, food and travel, healthy eating, children’s cooking, baking, preserving and slow cooking.

We also have Corporate members who bring their experience and knowledge as food producers, growers, restaurateurs, business owners, marketers, publicists and manufacturers.

To find out more about joining us, click here