A Lively Chef Catering is an off-site catering company based in Garden City, Idaho. Founded in 1991, the company is owned and operated by Gary and Dee Hanes. Their passion for exquisite food combined with luxury catering services has made this family business to what it is today. They specialize in stylized buffets, plated dinners, and passed appetizers. In 2016, Executive Chef Kosta Pappas joined the company. He owns a restaurant in Los Angeles, and taken his journey through Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, and Seattle before coming to Boise. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, from French 3-star Michelin restaurants to 5-star 5-Diamond hotels, his culinary expertise raises the bar for A Lively Chef Catering's standards and menu offerings.
A Lively Chef Catering offers event services such as delivery, set up, and clean up. As a full-service catering company, it also offers additional rental services such as tables, chairs, linens, china, and more.
A Lively Chef Catering provides catering services such as custom menus, breakfast/brunch, cake cutting, and many more. It offers cuisine styles that range from American and Asian to European and Mediterranean.
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Julie · Married on 05/25/2019
Outstanding catering service!!
Celeste and her team at A Lively Chef did an outstanding job catering our Anniversary party! The food was outstanding and Celeste did an excellent job of communicating throughout the entire planning process. She paid attention to every detail and helped ensure we had everything taken care of. Our guests were incredibly impressed by the delicious food and wonderful service. I would asolutely recommend A Lively Chef for your special event!!Sent on 06/03/2019
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Alice Tiernan · Married on 04/14/2019
Very pleased with my experience with A Lively Chef Catering. They were excellent.
I picked Lively Chef Catering after reading reviews online and because it was not far away. I was immediately impressed with the professionalism and organization. They guided us through the process of selecting a menu for dinner, coordinated the rental equipment we needed, offered a sampling, and worked with the timing of our wedding ceremony. We held the service and dinner at our home, hosting about 32 people. A Lively Chef provided more than enough food which was delicious. Part of their staff was there to assist. They were timely and efficient. Yes, I highly recommend them.Sent on 05/04/2019
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Amber · Married on 03/15/2019
We didn't have a wedding coordinator and we planned everything from out-of-state, which can make things a little more difficult, but with A Lively Chef Catering, there were zero issues. They're responses were always timely and very detailed. When the wedding was just a few weeks away, I started getting worried about everything working out, but ALCC was the least of my worries. We had chips and salsa, a taco bar, and a hot chocolate bar and everyone raved about the food! On top of that, any left overs were put aside for us to take on our two week honeymoon road trip. If I had it to do all over again, I'd still chose them!Sent on 05/30/2019
5 Star caterer, great food , wonderful staff , they have been to our venue many times and always first class..
A Lively Chef is our VERY FAVORITE caterer, and the ones that we always choose to cater our own events. Gary and his team are always extremely professional, presentable, and their food is incredible with beautiful presentation. They are a great value as you will get so much more than you expect and the best of the best customer service. We absolutely love this crew and we've been working with them on events for almost a decade.
We allow brides to choose their own caterers and we are always excited to have A Lively Chef out here. While we don't crash the receptions, we always want to when we see his food. Yummy.