Warm, kind and classy, Chyka is a successful businesswoman, an events and styling powerhouse and online editor of her own lifestyle magazine Chyka.com.
No stranger to TV, Chyka previously spent four years as the homemaking and styling expert on Good Morning Australia (Network Ten), three series on The Real Housewives of Melbourne (Foxtel) and The Australian Women's Weekly 2016 Christmas Special (Nine Network). In 2017 Chyka has also featured on Network Ten's lifestyle program The Living Room sharing her creative and inspiring DIYs.
Chyka has established herself as a major player in the business world by leading a group of highly successful event and hospitality companies. Alongside her husband she established The Big Group over 25-years ago, which is now Australia's largest privately owned events and catering company. Chyka's eye for styling and design led to the establishment of the couple's subsidiary business, The Design Depot, a premium special events design firm. Together The Big Group and The Design Depot have created real magic for private and corporate clients across Australia, Asia and The Middle East.
With a natural flair for making everything practical and beautiful, Chyka acts as editor in chief and shares practical tips and advice at chyka.com on everything to do with the home, outdoors and food. The website was first launched in January 2015 and since then has grown into a must-visit destination for her loyal fans to learn Chyka’s insights and solutions on how to create a beautiful home life.
Chyka has studied at the prestigious Le Corden Bleu in London, a worldwide leader in gastronomy and hospitality management, and at the Constance Spry Floristry School. She is also the proud mother of Chessie (22) and BJ (20).