A Lively Chef Catering

200 E. 37th St., 8, Garden City, ID 83714 Map · Phone number
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About A Lively Chef Catering

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.

Services Offered
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.

Cuisine
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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115 Reviews for A Lively Chef Catering

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Stacey

    Stacey · Married on 07/25/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had an incredible experience with A Lively Chef from START to FINISH. Every one of the staff members that we worked with was professional, responsive, and so easy and fun to work with. I would recommend them for any event - big or small. They go out of their way to ensure that everything is covered and made sure to follow up if something goes unanswered. We received numerous rave reviews about the food, the way it tasted and the presentation. We are so happy with the way everything turned out and would use them again in a heartbeat!

    Sent on 09/22/2014

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Stacey! Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure planning with you and we hope to work with you again in the future!
  • Liz

    Liz Slaby · Married on 06/13/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    Excellent Service, Even Better Food!

    If I could give more than 5 stars I would. We used A Lively Chef to cater our wedding and they did not disappoint! Our photographer recommended them, and they were professional and responsive during the whole planning process. The tasting was amazing and guaranteed that our food would be just what we were looking for. We were able to book our tents, tables, and chairs through a third party with them as well which made our planning process so much easier! We asked so many questions, and they all were answered without hesitation. They were able to accommodate different dietary restrictions as well which was a plus! Through this crazy time, we could always count on them to provide exceptional service. I would highly recommend their services for any events!

    Sent on 07/11/2020

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Liz! It was truly an honor to be chosen as one of your vendors. We had so much fun catering your big day. It was such a pleasure working with you and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service. You two are a darling couple! Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. We wish you and Davis all the best!
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    Aytree · Married on 10/12/2019

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    Amazing service! Highly recommend!

    Delicious food! Amazing service!

    Sent on 11/26/2019

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A Lively Chef Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 60
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 30
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 20
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 25
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Cocktail Reception
    Server(s)
    Tastings
    Chairs
    Tables
    China
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Breakfast / Brunch
    Buffet
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Custom Menu
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Lunch
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    Asian
    BBQ
    Chinese
    French
    Italian
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Sandwiches
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Nut Free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

2 Real Weddings

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8 Endorsements

  • Fox Canyon Vineyards Winery Weddings

    5 Star caterer, great food , wonderful staff , they have been to our venue many times and always first class..

  • Ampersand Studios Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Fourth Street Gardens Park & Outdoor Weddings

    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.

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  • 200 E. 37th St., 8 Garden City, ID, 83714 See on map
    2083899600 (Phone number)
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