A Lively Chef Catering Reviews

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112 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 · Getting married on 07/25/2020

    5.0
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    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!
  • · Married on 10/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Top Shelf Food and Customer Service

    We were so impressed with the outstanding customer service and such delicious food provided by A Lively Chef.

    They were so helpful during the planning process, providing a generous tasting and providing guidance on amounts needed for our guest count.
    On the wedding day, the chef and staff responded to the dynamic changes occurring with the wedding day timeline. They were able to move up dinner by 1 hour when we identified changes happening several hours before the scheduled dinner time.
    The food was so delicious! I am always worried about ordering chicken from past experiences, but the artichoke stuffed chicken was hot, juicy and so flavorful! The other dishes were equally standouts. Staff was friendly, professional and efficiently catered the event.
    Thanks for all the assistance and all the delicious food which topped off this special day :)
    Cheryl

    Sent on 10/17/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Cheryl! It was such a pleasure to work with you during the planning process! We appreciate all your kind words and we will pass the compliments along to the chef and catering staff. We hope to work with you again in the future and wish you, Jean Marie and Brent all the best!
  • J

    Jeanmarie Geston · Married on 10/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Going above and beyond

    I can't say enough as to how amazing Lively Chef is! They really did go above and beyond my expectations. They are extremely flexible and so thoughful. The food is phenomenal! The quality of the food for the price is amazing! I truthfully have nothing negative to say about them. If you want great food and amazing people hire Lively Chef for your wedding.

    Sent on 10/17/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Jean Marie!

    It was truly an honor to cater your wedding! Thank you so much for the thoughtful review! We wish you and Brent all the best!
  • Caine

    Caine · Married on 09/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Tritip and Cod

    They went above and beyond!! The food was delicious! They set up the table and decorated it with their own supplies just how we wanted it. They did a great job and we will use them again if we ever need a caterer!

    Sent on 09/21/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Caine, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy to hear everyone enjoyed the food and service. We wish you and Tanner the best!
  • Kimberly

    Kimberly · Married on 08/10/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    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!
  • K

    Kate Sullivan · Married on 07/13/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Wonderful!

    We were so incredibly pleased with the whole experience of using A Lively Chef as our caterer for our wedding. They were incredibly responsive and helpful during the prep and planning time and on the day of they exceeded all expectations. Our wedding was about an hour and a half outside of town and on a terribly hot day but the staff was still so great to work with and we appreciated their efforts and professionalism! The food was absolutely delicious and all of our guests were very pleased! Cant recommend them enough!!!

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    Sent on 09/10/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Kate! It was an honor to be chosen as one of your vendors and it was such a pleasure working with you! We had so much fun catering for you! Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. We wish you and Daniel all the best!
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    Chi · Married on 06/02/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      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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      5.0
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      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!
  • Michael

    Michael Forman · Married on 06/01/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Fantastic all across the board

    A Lively Chef's food was incredible - our guests were raving about the chicken marsala and the vegan red pepper. The roasted red potatoes were terrific as were the seasonal vegetables and the salad. We were also really impressed by the level of service and care that the A Lively Chef team provided to our guests. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

    Sent on 06/25/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Michael! It was such a pleasure to cater your wedding. We appreciate all your kind words and we will pass the compliments along to the chef. We hope to work with you again in the future and wish you and Caitlin all the best!
  • Caitlin

    Caitlin Berens · Married on 06/01/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Wonderful Food & So Accommodating!

    We had a wonderful experience booking A Lively Chef Catering for our June outdoor wedding. They were extremely responsive and informative throughout the entire process and even made some vegan dishes for our guests! The service was incredible and I couldn't believe how personable and kind the staff were—it felt more like they were serving dear friends than guests they didn't know at a wedding. Last, the food was incredible. The chicken marsala in particular was a knockout—it was very moist and delicious. My husband and I would recommend A Lively Chef Catering for any wedding or event you need delicious food for!

    Sent on 07/09/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Caitlin! We are so happy to hear we exceeded your expectations and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so grateful to have clients like you. We wish you and Michael all the best and hope to work with you again in the future!
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    Julie · Married on 05/25/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    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!
  • A

    Alice Tiernan · Married on 04/14/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    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!
  • Amber

    Amber · Married on 03/15/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    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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    Augusto Gabrielli · Married on 01/11/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    A great caterer

    A Lively Chef is one of the premier catering groups in Boise. They were professional and prompt through our entire wedding process. The food was exactly what we wanted for the price we wanted. They are also conscious of their plastic waste and actively trying to manage it responsibly, which is a nice trait in a catering company. We were also able to rent tables and chairs from them and not have to deal with another vendor, which was awesome. If you are looking for a group that will work with you, make great food, listen to your needs, and has worlds of experience to draw from, look no further than A Lively Chef.

    Sent on 11/10/2019

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Augusto! Thank you so much for the kind review! It was such a pleasure working with you and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We wish you and Audrey all the best!
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    Chelsea · Married on 12/29/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      5.0

    The best food I have had at a wedding!

    A Lively Chef was AMAZING to work with from beginning to end. They had a delicious chicken dish, as well as vegetarian and vegan options for our guest that were better than I could imagine. I’ve never heard so many compliments on a buffet and dinner options as i have heard for A Lively Chef! The staff was kind and thoughtful, and so personable. A couple members even stayed behind to help clean up after the wedding even though we had not paid them to do so. We are so happy we booked them, and will definitely be recommending them to others in the future.

    Sent on 12/31/2018

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Chelsea! We are so so happy to hear everyone enjoyed the food and service! It was an honor to be a part of your very special day and we had such a great time getting to know your mother during the planning process. We wish you and Thayne all the best on this new chapter of your lives and hope to work with you again in the future!
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    Barbara Borden · Married on 10/20/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Great Service

    A Lively Chef was great to work with. Celeste did a wonderful job with the estimating and menu suggestions leading up to our daughter's wedding reception. She was very responsive in getting back to me when I had questions. Matt and Bobby did a great job at the reception setting up, serving and cleaning up. And the food was delicious! We will definitely recommend A Lively Chef to others.

    Sent on 11/14/2018
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    Brett Kennedy · Married on 10/13/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    They make planning easy....

    A Lively Chef Catering was great to work with from the start. Our guests loved the food and thought it was delicious. They responded quickly when asked to quote our wedding. Every team member was friendly and professional the entire time. The communication during the planning was excellent. Always answered my questions quickly and thoroughly. The set up was done on time and exactly as they discussed. The staff during the event went above and beyond to help our guests. We even had one ours guests mention that one of the team members gave her a few pointers on how to play shuffleboard. Very attentive to the needs of every guest including those in the wedding party. They understood some of the stresses that the bride and groom feel the day of the wedding and did everything in their power to mitigate some of those stress points. That included making a plate of appetizers before the wedding for the groom so he could eat before the ceremony started. The break down of the event was smooth and with very little disruption to the reception. We are extremely happy with our choice and would highly recommend them to host a wedding or event to anyone.

    Sent on 10/19/2018

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Brett! We had so much fun working with you and it was such a pleasure to cater your event! We appreciate all your kind words. We hope to work with you again in the future and wish you and Kate all the best!
  • Courtney

    Courtney Simons · Married on 09/15/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    AMAZING catering company!

    We has such a wonderful experience with A Lively Chef catering company from start to finish! Sherry & Celeste helped us work through our menu preferences and had very strong email and phone call communication throughout the whole process. Lively Chef works in close relations to your rental company (for linens, dishware, glasses, etc.) so they take care of all that back and forth communication so you don't have to worry about it, it was amazing! They did a venue walk-through with us to make sure everyone was on the same page and were very catering to our needs. On our wedding day, everything went off without a hitch and the food was incredible. We had guest telling us it was some of the best buffet style, wedding food they'd ever had! Not to mention, the staff was very friendly and took great care of our guests' needs. We will be using this company for future catering!

    Sent on 10/16/2018

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Courtney! We are so so happy to hear everyone enjoyed the food and service! It was an honor to be a part of your very special day and we had such a great time getting to know you during the planning process. We wish you and Josh all the best on this new chapter of your lives and hope to work with you again in the future!
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    Kenzi · Married on 09/09/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Perfect! There are not enough words to discripe our experiences.

    Sent on 09/26/2018
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    Ellen · Married on 09/06/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    We had many catering quotes to choose from- A Lively Chef had the most accommodating menu for us. Celeste and her team were on point- we had a lovely experience with them and would highly recommend the Maple Candied Red Pepper Bacon Skewers!

    Sent on 09/26/2018

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Ella! We had so much fun working with you and it was such a pleasure to cater your event! We hope to work with you again in the future!
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    Becky · Married on 08/30/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    I used A Lovely Chef Catering for retirement party I threw at my house. I cannot day enough wonderful things about my experience with them. From the moment I contacted them about my party, through to the immaculate clean-up after the party, A Lively Chef was a joy to work with. They were always professional and helpful. I didn’t end up calling anyone else. They had me hooked from my first conversation with them. I can rave equally about the food and presentation...it was excellent! I got lots of compliments from the guests. While they were not a bargain price, every dime I paid was well worth it. I will definitely use them again, if I need a party catered.

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    Sent on 10/10/2018
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    Wendy · Married on 08/25/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    They were self sufficient and I was able to enjoy the wedding and didn’t have to do anything at with the food, except eat and enjoy it.

    Sent on 10/08/2018
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    Tessa · Married on 07/27/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 07/30/2018

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Tessa! We are so happy we were able to help make your day so special! It was an honor to be a part of your wedding. We wish you all the best!
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    Emily · Married on 07/27/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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      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!

    Sent on 08/01/2018

    A Lively Chef Catering's reply:

    Hi Emily! Thank you for your kind words. It was an honor to be a part of your very special day! We had such a great time working with you during the planning process and wish you and Ryan the best!
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    Brian · Married on 05/19/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful and delicious catering experience! Professional service and easy to work with. Recommend 100%.

    Sent on 06/13/2018

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