A Lively Chef is a family owned and operated business that has been serving the Treasure Valley for over 25 years. We offer full service catering and event services for weddings, corporate events and all social gatherings.

THE COMPANY: At A Lively Chef we are committed to scratch-made, gourmet food with outstanding services.  We specialize in stylized buffets, plated dinners, & passed appetizers. As an off-site catering company we can cater anywhere! We also offer event rentals and setup services such as: tables, chairs, linens, china, and more. Our Event Director will lend her expertise to help cover every detail. We cater small private parties to elaborate weddings and everything in between.

THE CHEF: 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.

THE OWNERS: Gary & Dee Hanes have owned and operated A Lively Chef Catering in Boise Idaho since 1991. 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.



(208) 389-9600



200 E 37TH ST STE 8