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Plated, Buffet, Stations, Family Style

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.

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: Boise

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The food is amazing. The staff was easy to work with and answered ever question. There were no concerns which made our wedding day incredible.

Profile Picture Tessa, 7/27/18, 1 Review
Category: Catering
5.0

Lively Chef was the only vendor I had zero problems with. Everyone loved the food at my wedding. I opted to do passed appetizers during cocktail hour so people wouldn't have to stop mingling to get food and it worked perfectly! Everyone said they had plenty of food offered to them with a napkin. They brought up a tray to my bridal suite and I had the chicken and steak bites. So good! The staff was beyond professional and helpful at the wedding. I had tons of leftovers of everything except the food since everyone loved it! I even had a management change within Lively Chef during my wedding planning and they picked up where the other one left off perfectly. Will definitely hire again!

Profile Picture Emily, 7/27/18, 1 Review
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A Lively Chef Catering Pricing

Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$45.00
Buffet
$25.00
Stations
$20.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$15.00
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Chocolate Fountain
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Delivery
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Glassware
Linens
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Set Up
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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

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.

Great food, very fun to work with.

A Lively Chef Catering not only caters exceptional food, but is also such a wonderful team to work with! We love working with A Lively Chef; especially when they utilize our vintage rentals and styling to create out of this world food stations!

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200 E. 37th St., 8, Garden City, ID 83714   See On Map
208-389-9600 (phone)
A Lively Chef Catering is a wedding Caterer from Boise servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Eagle, Nampa, and McCall / Sun Valley. A Lively Chef Catering is a professional Caterer that has been part of the Boise wedding industry since 1991 specializing in plated dinners, buffets and appetizers..