A Lively Chef Catering


A Lively Chef - Boise Catering Company


At A Lively Chef Catering we are committed to providing fresh, gourmet food with outstanding services.  We specialize in buffets, plated dinners, & passed appetizers. As an off-site catering company we can cater anywhere. We also can provide tables, chairs, linens, china, and offer many other services. Our Event Director will lend her expertise to help cover every detail. We cater small private parties to elaborate weddings and everything in between.



Executive Chef Kosta Pappas joined our team in 2016. Growing up in his family’s restaurant in Los Angeles, his culinary journey has taken him to 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 extensive and diverse culinary knowledge raises the bar already set by A Lively Chef catering in standards and menu offerings.



Gary & Dee Hanes have owned and operated A Lively Chef Catering in Boise Idaho since 1991. For 25 years their passion for exquisite food combined with luxury catering services has made this family owned and operated business what it is today. They are the epitome of hands-on owners and are often seen at the events serving the guests personally. They truly love what they do and have created a family at A Lively Chef.