About Us



The Big Group is one of Australia’s largest privately owned catering companies. The company was
established by husband and wife team, Bruce and Chyka Keebaugh in 1990 with the intention of bringing a fresh and original approach to the Melbourne catering scene.

The Big Group sets a major precedent and influence on other caterers and event planners in Australia.  The Big Group is a dynamic leader in the quality food business and is recognised for its original ideas and excellence, a result of strategic vision and the dedication to want to be at the forefront of innovation. The point of difference is the companies national and international expertise with regards to orchestrating events.

The company continues to thrive and expand. All the while maintaining a focus on creative, culinary concepts of the highest quality.

Bruce and Chyka are actively involved with the daily operations of the organisation. Bruce oversees The Big Group corporate and private client activities with Chyka concentrating her creative energy on The Design Depot and the operation of the companies new retail business, Capital Kitchen at Chadstone Shopping Centre.

The Big Group’s executive team is well established and is comprised of proven hospitality leaders. The workforce of The Big Group comprises over 600 employees, 65 of which are full-time located at the Richmond head office, warehouse and catering kitchen or our CBD sales and marketing office.

The Big Group’s work ranges from managing exclusive function venues, to having a major events department that cater for premium events for the Top 500 corporations, government departments and various private individuals. On any given day the company is servicing multiple Melbourne boardrooms with day to day catering services and would produce up to 7,500 events annually.

The Big Group services are as broad as its attitude – with absolutely no compromise on quality, at any time. Amongst the qualities that set The Big Group apart is the company’s ability to deliver identical levels of delicious quality food and service to every event, no matter how big or small. These services have extended across Australia and overseas, when required.