WE ARE

IN SIMPLE TERMS

HOSPITALITARIANS

WE MAKE #@?K OFF AMAZING PARTIES

EXTRAORDINAIRE

(AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT)

Hello. We’re the Big Group. We’re hospitalitarians extraordinaire.

We have a big creative vision with an even bigger passion for making people happy. We do that through delivering unforgettable experiences that celebrate life’s biggest moments.

As magic makers, we’re continually pushing boundaries to create the unimaginable. We curate extraordinary events for people to appreciate, celebrate and remember their significant moments. From major events and brand activations, to bar mitzvahs and birthdays, corporate events to epic weddings; we carefully tailor-make personalised experiences that reflect our clients and the moments most important to them. 

IN BASIC TERMS; WE SELL FOOD, BOOZE AND PEOPLE. BUT WE DO IT IN A FUN, OPEN, INSPIRING, GENEROUS AND COURAGEOUS WAY.

ABOUT

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

Founders Bruce Keebaugh Chyka Keebaugh

Founded in 1990 by Bruce and Chyka Keebaugh, The Big Group has now grown to be Australia’s largest privately owned catering and events company. 

You may be searching for party inspiration, the perfect venue, or the best caterer. Whatever your reasons, we can help turn your next big moment into an unforgettable experience. We harness our creativity to constantly deliver fresh and inventive experiences that stimulate the senses and captivate the imagination. Because with us, big thinking is always better.

The Big Group is not like any other caterer – we are a catering and hospitality agency. 

Under our umbrella we have:
– A stable of four venues; Luminare, Mural Hall, The Glasshouse and Ormond Collective
– Three retail operations; The Eatery, Capital Kitchen and The Commons (launching late 2020)
– A sister rental company; The Design Depot – specialising in the hire of equipment and a bespoke range of crockery, cutlery, glassware and decor

We pride ourselves on being leaders in creativity within the hospitality industry. We are continuously finding ways to break boundaries and reinvent the way people experience food, brands and events. We have the capability internally to design and execute every touchpoint of an event; from the significant elements such as the overall design and styling, to the smallest of details such as bespoke uniforms and food labelling.

With over 30 years experience in delivering extraordinary events and hospitality experiences, there’s a reason why we refer to ourselves as Magic Makers.

The Big Group Event Catering

(DESSERT IS SERVED - AN EDIBLE GARDEN)

FOOD

OM NOM NOM

The Big Group has a simple commitment to a sustainable process of sourcing our food and beverages locally, when in season, and in as fresh a state as possible. We believe in supporting local providores, suppliers, and companies to strengthen local economies; as a successful local business we are mindful of our buying power, and use it to give back to the community that has supported us over the past 30 years. We recognise that buying locally and in season is also common sense, and part of what makes us leaders in the hospitality market. 

Olivia&Thyme photography. Edible Dessert Garden

BOOZE

GET THE PARTY STARTED

Nothing shouts “party” quite as loudly as cocktails, beer and wine. We take booze seriously, that’s why we have a resident Chief Shaker and Stirrer (that’s a professional title!) at The Big Group. 

Cocktails get us excited, and we’re big fans of a bespoke concoction that represents the mood of a party or the personality of a person. We love mixing new flavours and creating a wow factor moments through over the top garnishes. 

Wine more you jam? Good thing we’re professionals in the field of wine tasting. Each season we carefully curate our wine and beverage packages choosing only but the best vintages from both up and coming winemakers and well known household names.

PEOPLE

SMILES AND SERVICE

At The Big Group we recognise that our people are our greatest asset.

We recruit and retain passionate people who complement our values and our full time team structure. We do not engage the services of recruitment agencies that’s what differentiates us from our competitors.