79 Reviews
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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I booked A Lively Chef Catering for my wedding reception last week. I am so happy that we chose them. Everything about the experience has been wonderful. The food was amazing and the service was too. The staff at my reception set up the dinnerware and picked up plates during the party. They also filled the water. Everyone was friendly and professional. Shari (the office manager and face of A Lively Chef) is prompt and professional. She is very organized and always gets back to you. Shari was always willing to meet with us and correspond through email as our needs changed. She also went above and beyond to help us pick the right linens and food, she coordinated everything being delivered and picked up, taking that burden off of us. I will use A Lively Chef for any catering may have in the future. I highly recommend you choose them for your next event.

Profile Picture David, 10/1/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Catering
5.0

A Lively Chef Catering was super awesome to work with! So helpful and accommodating. The food was amazing! Everyone mentioned how good it was and the presentation of the food was also very professional. Highly recommend!

Profile Picture Melissa, 9/30/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Catering

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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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!

Working with A Lively Chef was such a pleasure! The owners were so sweet I felt like I've known them for years. Not only were they professional and easy to work with, they were very accommodating and flexible to the bride's needs even when given a new change of plans. I can't wait to work with them again!

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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..