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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98 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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    Julie · Married on 05/25/2019

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    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

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Julie, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was so much fun getting to know you during the planning process and you were such a joy to work with! I am so happy to hear everyone enjoyed the food and service. We wish you and Larry the best!
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    Alice Tiernan · Married on 04/14/2019

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    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

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Alice! It was an honor to be a part of your very special day. It was a pleasure getting to know you during the planning process. It is so good to hear everyone enjoyed the food and service. We wish you and Peter all the best and hope to work with you again in the future!
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    Amber · Married on 03/15/2019

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    Great experience!

    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

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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

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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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