The Food & Wine Festival is the brainchild of the team behind the highly successful events company.
With a small but mighty team, they organise over 15 annual Events across Australia. Based on the Central Coast, the team and local businesses have started The Food & Wine Festival initiative.

Deborah Bilson, the founder, has years of corporate experience under her belt with Fortune 500 firms including Virgin Mobile, Diageo and CSIRO. 15 years ago, Deborah said goodbye to the corporate life and started organising countless, successful events. In her downtime, Deborah likes spending time with her family and enjoying seafood with a nice glass of wine.

Some of the teams proudest achievements over the past 15 years include national expansion, hosting over 130 successful events, supporting over 3000 small businesses, collaborating with inspiring brands and designers, as well as partnering with major name sponsors.

Meet The Founder

Deborah Bilson is the founder and creator of Wedding Expos Australia. Since leaving the corporate world behind in 2004, Deborah decided it was time for a fresh, vibrant and trendy wedding expo to take to the scene.
Over 19 years later, Wedding Expos Australia is now one of Australia’s largest and favourite bridal exhibition companies with wedding expos throughout most major cities.

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Branding + Marketing

Joshua has been apart of the The Food & Wine Festival team since the beginning. Joshua is responsible for the strategic marketing, branding and creative direction of the company. Joshua’s background is in social media management, creative direction, website design and event marketing.

Client Management

Marge provides the team with amazing support in admin related tasks and social media. A former jewellery artist turned Social Media savvy and a fur mom to two wonderful Jack Russell terriers.

Client Operations Manager

Hazel brings an abundance of knowledge, skills and expertise to the team. Hazel is in charge of admin support and operational tasks. Hazel really enjoys the work life balance that The Food and Wine Festival provides.

Design & Production

Ericka provides amazing back-end support to the team. Ericka is in charge of Visual Communication. Ericka loves the relationship with the colleagues and happy to be part of The Food and Wine Festival.