Maceli's is located at 1031 New Hampshire, just a block away from the Downtown Lawrence Parking Garage and the Lawrence Arts Center. Our facility has a state-of-the-art kitchen and banquet space to accommodate groups of 25-400. Our location includes a private dining room for groups of up to 80 and a party room that can seat up to 400.


Maceli's has been catering in Lawrence since 1995. In addition to hosting events at our banquet hall located at 1031 New Hampshire, we cater events of all sizes at most of the major venues in the area. We look forward to helping you with your next event, whether it's at our place or yours!



Maceli’s has been catering in and around Lawrence for the past 18 years. Our company has grown to be one of the largest caterers in the area by providing high quality food and service at a palatable price. We strive to make your event experience a successful one from the moment you call our detail-oriented sales staff to your last cup of freshly ground coffee. At Maceli’s, we are always striving for perfection. Whether catering at our venue or yours, our staff works tirelessly to ensure that your meal is just as you expect it to be..hot and delicious. Catering is in the details and that is why every buffet is created with care. Whether your event is a casual affair with disposable-ware or a full service meal, our dedication to you is the same. Maceli’s truly is Lawrence’s local caterer.



Maceli’s invites our prospective clients to attend tasting parties throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to sample several of our popular appetizers, entrées, side dishes, and house wine during a relaxed dinner buffet. The first tasting party you attend is complementary for two guests. There is a fee for additional guests. We require reservations for this event, so please contact our sales department at 785-331-2096 ext. 102 or 103 for upcoming tasting party dates and to reserve seating for your group.




As Maceli's continues to grow, so does our commitment to the Lawrence Community. Among the worthwhile organizations that we support are:


Audio Reader

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Cottonwood, Inc.

Health Care Access Clinic

Just Food

Kansas Public Radio-KANU

Lawrence Arts Center

Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen

Meals on Wheels

St. John's School

Success By 6

Theater Lawrence


United Way of Douglas County

Visiting Nurses Association




While a graduate student at KU, I was the Director of Grace Pearson Scholarship Hall for five years. Part of my responsibilities involved planning three meals a day, seven days a week for the fifty hall residents. I ordered the food and organized daily kitchen functions which were performed by the students. After five years of quantity cooking, I began using my skills to help a few of my struggling classmates with their wedding catering. At one of those receptions I was introduced to Mrs. Ekdahl, for whom Mrs. E’s is named. I was very flattered when she asked me for a business card. One thing led to another and I ended up squeezing Hospitality Management classes at Johnson County into my already busy life as a Ph.D. student in Slavic Languages and Literatures.


Five years later, I built my first commercial kitchen at 1119 Massachusetts St. and was added to the approved caterers list at the KU Alumni Association. A year later I was selected to be the in-house caterer at the new SpringHill Suites in the Riverfront Plaza. In 2004, Maceli’s moved from that little commercial kitchen to its present location at 1031 New Hampshire. Although we were only searching for a larger kitchen, we ended up with a space that we transformed into a contemporary banquet hall. Since then Maceli’s has become the most popular private caterer in Lawrence. Our company strives to be the best combination of food, service, price and venue in Lawrence, and we believe we are.


-Steve Maceli






Steve Maceli





Kasey Dietrich
Associate Director of
Sales & Marketing


Lara Komosa

Associate Director of
Sales & Marketing




Sandy Theilen

Director of Hospitality


Brandon Eisman

Director of the Castle




Dave Nigro

Executive Chef


Daniel Galina

 Frank Sheldon

Sous Chef



Dave Nigro has worked in the Lawrence area culinary industry for over 20 years, most notably Tellers, Pachamamas, the Bristol, Hereford House, and the Free State Brewery. You may recognize him from his most recent tenure as Store Chef at the Clinton Parkway Hy-vee where he provided cooking demonstrations and taught classes.  Dave is excited to continue his career at Maceli’s.


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1031 New Hampshire St.


Lawrence, KS 66044

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