First Bites Membership

First Bites is Visa Wellington On a Plate's early access to tickets programme, limited to the first 100 people who sign up. First Bites membership gives a small group of festival fans early access to tickets for food-filled events and other benefits, all while their membership fee helps the festival’s mission to tell the Visa Wellington On a Plate story far and wide.  

Membership registrations are open until 10am on Monday 23 May (or until membership reaches 100 people). Limit ONE membership per person.

First Bites Benefits:

  • early access to the Festival Events programme, ahead of the official programme launch
  • the opportunity to request Festival Event tickets to events you wish to attend before they go on general sale (up to four tickets per event, all events have a certain capacity that can be sold prior to general sale and ticket requests are not guaranteed to be fulfilled)

More info

Registrations will close as soon as we reach 100 members (First Bites membership is on a first-in, first-served basis so this may be prior to 23 May).

Ticket requests will open at 10am on Tuesday 31 May and close at midday Tuesday 7 June. Please note we will be processing all ticket requests after 7 June, and tickets will be processed and allocated on a first-come basis. We will notify you of your request soon after the 7 June date when we will also request payment for tickets.

Please note that all tickets have a certain capacity that can be sold prior to general sale and in some cases, not all ticket requests will be able to be fulfilled.

We do our best to keep everyone happy, but due to the limited number of tickets available to some popular events, not all requests will be able to be fulfilled. Ticket requests are allocated based on:

  • The order that ticket requests are received
  • The number of tickets available for the event, and amount of tickets requested for the event 

Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at