Famous as a judge of MasterChef and a host of the Polish cooking program Kuchenne Rewolucje, she is also notable as the owner of several Warsaw restaurants, including Ale Gloria, Venezia, Jadka, and Zielnik Cafe.
Before beginning her career as a restaurateur, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, Spain.
When not managing her restaurants or appearing on television, she pursued a side career as a painter.
The daughter of the Russian-born Olga Borkowska and the Polish-Italian Miroslaw Ikonowicz, she was born in Poland and raised in Bulgaria. Through her marriages to Volkhart Muller and Piotr Gessler, she had children named Tadeusz, Lara, and Mikolaj.
She is a contemporary of fellow celebrity chef and restaurateur David Bouley.