Associate Benefits

Associate Member Benefits

B2B Member Marketplace

The Restaurant Association’s B2B member marketplace is a marketing opportunity available to supplier members of the Association who want to promote a deal exclusively to other Restaurant Association members. This offering can be promoted through the online supplier guide at

download the B2B Marketplace info kit

*Ideal benefit for businesses with up to 50 employees. For businesses with more than 50 employees, please contact us to find out if you qualify at 0800 737 827.

Referral Programme

Associate members have the opportunity to earn free membership with the Restaurant Association through our Association Referral Programme.

If you come across a business who you think would benefit from becoming a Restaurant Association member, send a referral through to us and we will get in touch with them.

For every 10 that are converted to become members (over a 12 month period) you will receive a free Association membership. With over 10 referrals, you can store the free membership for following years, gift to another business, or use towards purchases of resources, event tickets, or gift vouchers through the Association.

*Ideal benefit for businesses with up to 50 employees. For businesses with more than 50 employees, please contact us to find out if you qualify at 0800 737 827.

Advertising Opportunities

The Restaurant Association produces a quarterly magazine, Savour, and fortnightly e-newsletters that are distributed to our nationwide membership base of owners and managers of restaurants, cafes, caterers, bars, takeaways, and hotels.

Take advantage of exclusive member rates and put your product or service in front of the key decision makers in the industry.

Download the 2022 Advertising Kit

Regional Networking Events

Our regular membership MeetMe member briefing events across 12 regions are a unique opportunity for suppliers to connect one-on-one networking with your target market.

The format of our networking event is one-third networking, one-third professional development, and one-third member briefing from the Restaurant Association on relevant industry news.

View upcoming MeetMe events

Sponsorship Opportunities

To promote your brand and your commitment to the industry, the Restaurant Association offers a number of key sponsorship opportunities including our annual Hospo Hui, 10 regional hospitality awards, our life-changing industry training programme Hospo Start, and much more.

All events are great ways to raise the profile of your business within the hospitality industry, promote your product or service to key hospitality decision makers, and be involved in events that celebrate our industry.

Associate members also have the opportunity to partner with the Restaurant Association with extensive co-marketing and promotion opportunities through sponsorship.

Contact us for more information on sponsorship: or 0800 737 827

Save Money

We’ve partnered with some of the best in the industry to bring you exclusive member discounts that save you time and money.

Check out a full list of our discounted products and services

Full-service Event Space for Hire

Perfect for seminars, new product launches, testing out menus or conducting staff training seminars, our commercial kitchen and venue in Auckland – taste. – is available to hire at discounted member rates.

find out more about our event space for hire