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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105 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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    Kimberly · Married on 08/10/2019

    5.0
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    AMAZING, Incredible Service

    Wow! They killed it. Food was incredible!!! Serivice was amazing! Our guests were floored. I recommend them for ANY event

    Sent on 08/19/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Kimberly, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy to hear everyone enjoyed the food and service. We wish you and Jake the best!
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    Chi · Married on 06/02/2019

    5.0
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    Amazing, delicious, great service!

    The best catering company for our wedding hands down! They were so attentive and quick to respond to my questions. Their services were amazing at our wedding. I only heard great things from our wedding guests. The food was absolutely to die for as well. They were able to cater to my needs. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 07/10/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Chi! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed everything. We wish you and Vincente all the best!
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    Sarah · Married on 06/01/2019

    5.0
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    What a great experience!

    Working with a Lively Chef was a fantastic experience. They catered a fully vegan meal for our wedding and everything was delicious. People couldn't believe vegan food could be so good. The team was very responsive in emails and calls, which was perfect given that we were planning the wedding remotely. They were also very good about listening to what my husband and I wanted and didn't push unnecessary things on us to drive up the cost. The staff at the event itself were friendly and helpful. I would definitely choose them for events in the future and recommend them to others.

    Sent on 06/24/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Sarah! Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure planning with you and we hope to work with you again in the future. We wish you and Daniel all the best!

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A Lively Chef Catering FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service? $ 60.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? $ 30.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? $ 20.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres? $ 15.00
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements

  • Fox Canyon Vineyards
    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
    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
    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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