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KARINA PRESTON
co- FOunder and EVENT DIRECTOR

Karina Preston is the vibrant and passionate co-founder and event manager of Plate and Barrel. With her qualification of marketing and events together with her passion for food, wine and creating experiences that make people happy, the Plate and Barrel dream began.

Karina has had extensive experience with both large and small scale events in the private, corporate and public scene, project management and experience within the wine industry.

Her passion is to assist with growing the food and wine tourism and continue to showcase and educate Australian’s and the world what amazing food, wine and places are available here in Australia. She encourages the community to connect, ignite in conversation and live life to the max. 

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DEBBIE PRESTON
CO OWNER AND EVENT DESIGNER

Debbie has a wealth of knowledge on all things business. With her previous studies in interior design, event styling and business management she also wanted to create something that had meaning and to give back to the community. 

She is inspired to create spaces that are beautiful where people can enjoy the whole experience.


WOUTER
MAin CHEF

This amazing chefs have travelled over Australia and Internationally in their chef work and we come together to bring the event to life. These experiences give them an opportunity to get creative in the kitchen and design a high end menu that is unique, delicious and allows each beautiful ingredient to shine. 

Lorelei Campbell
PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

Lorelei runs her own boutique PR business, Hola PR. She has been working within PR for 15+ years and In 2015 Lorelei was awarded both a state and national Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Award.