First Bites Membership

First Bites (previously "Friends of the Festival") is Visa WOAP's early access programme, limited to just the first 100 people who sign up.

First Bites membership gives a small group of festival fans, lovers of food and food-filled events early access to tickets and other benefits, all while their membership fee helps the festival’s mission to tell the Visa WOAP story far and wide.  

To join First Bites is just $100, limited to 100 people. Membership applications open 1 - 31 May (or until membership reaches 100 people).


Membership Benefits 

  • Early access to purchase Festival Event tickets before they go on sale (up to four tickets per event)  
  • The Visa WOAP Programme Guide before everyone else (digital first, and we can post it to you)
  • Pack of three new exclusive Garage Project Burger Wellington brews before they're available to purchase
  • Special early preview of a 2018 Festival Event (to be confirmed)

PLUS sign up and pay by 15 May to be in to win two tickets to the Visa WOAP Programme Launch (Tues 5 June, Wellington). This exclusive, invite-only event comes complete with goody bag, food and beverage and rubbing shoulders with chefs, bakers, brewers and more. 


Membership Fee $100

To confirm your First Bites membership, you will fill in a form on this page between 1 - 31 May and deposit your membership fee in full using these details within three days of submitting the form: 

  • Particulars: Your Surname 
  • Reference: FirstBites 
  • Bank Account: Wellington Culinary Events Trust 01-0505-0814077-00 

More info

  • Applications are open 1 - 31 May 2018 
  • Applications will close as soon as we reach 100 members (this may be prior to 31 May)
  • Any questions, please contact us 
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions
  • Please note Prison Gate to Plate tickets cannot be purchased through this membership.