About us

Visa Wellington On a Plate (Visa WOAP) is cooked up for you by the Wellington Culinary Events Trust (WCET). The WCET works with WellingtonNZ (Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency) and Avenues Event Management to deliver the Festival and are also responsible for bringing you Beervana and Highball. 

The Team


Sarah Meikle


Angela Fisher

Finance Manager

Brandie Stephens

Office Support Coordinator

Marketing & Communications

Gillian Monahan 

Head of Marketing and Communications

For media enquiries please contact media@wellingtononaplate.com

Kelly Fleming

Marketing Manager

Jade Lucas

PR and Communications

Clement Rebouillat

Content and Digital Coordinator

Programming & Events

Beth Brash 

Head of Programming and Events

Rose Cunningham

Programme & Events Coordinator

Ryan McArthur

Beervana Manager


Penny de Borst

Head of Business Development

For partnership opportunities please contact Penny at penny@wellingtononaplate.com



Visa Wellington On a Plate is dedicated to prudent governance and management. The festival is governed under the guidance of the WCET.

The Trust Board comprises: Grant Maxwell (Chair), Mike Egan, Sarah Wickens, Terry Shubkin, James Bennie, David Perks (WREDA Observer), Paul Sinclair, Sarah Meikle and Jamie Tuuta.

Advisory and Curating Committee

The Advisory Committee provides the festival team with Dine Wellington and Festival Event selection advice and to act as a "sounding board" for future festival developments and improvements. Meetings are coordinated based on the specific requirements of the festival.