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New Zealand Food Writers Conference

October 15, 2018

Food Writers NZ – 30th Anniversary Conference

Monday 15th October 2018

Villa Maria Estate, Auckland

The 30 Year Ferment

Food Writers New Zealand, founded as the New Zealand Guild of Food Writers in 1988, celebrates its 30th year with a conference full of great food stories, wisdom and learning. We’ll be taking a look back to the early years of the Guild, and looking forward to the future of food and food communicators.

Registration fee:
$80 per person (plus Eventbrite fees) Members
$120 per person (plus Eventbrite fees) Non-members

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Programme:

8.30-9.15AM WELCOME AND REGISTRATION

Network, browse displays from our Corporate members, check out memories of 30 years of food writing. Enjoy coffee and Dilmah Tea.

9.15-10.15AM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING A PERSONAL BRAND IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Join marketing and branding expert and Food Writers NZ member Tash McGill for a practical session for all food communicators on how to make the digital and social media tools we have at our fingertips work to our advantage.

10.15AM FOOD WRITERS NZ 2018 AGM

Including appointment of President and Vice President

Appointment of Life Members

10.45AM MORNING TEA BROUGHT TO YOU BY DILMAH

Enjoy morning tea treats and a refreshing cuppa

11.15AM A CONVERSATION WITH PETER GORDON

Born in Whanganui, much-lauded and -awarded chef Peter Gordon joins Nicola Legat for a chat about his life in food from his early days of cooking in the 1980s through to today; with a look ahead to future trends. Join the conversation with an audience Q&A.

12.30PM LUNCH LIKE THE 80S! BROUGHT TO YOU BY POTATOES NZ

Enjoy updates on nostalgic favourites from 1988, along with wines from Villa Maria or non-alcoholic cocktails from Seedlip. We’ll hear an update from Potatoes NZ and you can forage for fermented goodies for your lunch plates from our food stations.

1.30PM 5+ A DAY VIDEO SCREENING
1.35PM THE WAY WE WERE: LOOKING BACK BROUGHT TO YOU BY 5 PLUS A DAY

A look back over the past 30 years of food communication. A panel of experienced food communicators, convened by Lauraine Jacobs, shares stories of the Guild’s founding, early years and evolution.

2.30-3.30PM NETWORKING, DRINKS AND SAMPLING BROUGHT TO YOU BY DEER INDUSTRY NZ

Time to relax, catch up, try new products from our Corporate members, taste a delicious Seedlip cocktail or enjoy a glass of wine along with delicious canapés from Deer Industry NZ. You’ll have another opportunity to view nostalgic materials collected by members and our display of 30 years of food writing. Linger and chat, and don’t forget your goodie bag when it’s time to go.

A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors:

Venue

villa maria
New Zealand