By Request Ltd

Stockport, Greater Manchester
Verified bookings: 4
Reviews: 2
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Price from: £12.80 per person

As we have already said on our home page, By Request is a professional, bespoke, outside catering company and has been so for some 29 years now. Our staff are qualified and committed to providing handmade, fresh food every day.
Entertaining, even for those who are experienced is not only stressful but hard work.
We pride ourselves in being able to hand make all the choices on our menus. We only deal with top quality suppliers who can deliver fresh ingredients daily thus enabling us to provide you with first class catering. This is what makes us stand out from the rest of the caterers in the area.

2 Reviews
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Viola Borsi

Feb. 20, 2020

Perfect buffet, HUGE selection. Highly recommend. Asked the last minute and served the best buffet we have received in a long time and we have company lunches weekly.

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Susan Woodward

Dec. 28, 2019

Just wanted a small buffet and got great food and excellent service. Even over the Christmas period. Would definitely recommend.

Services From By Request Ltd

By Request Ltd

Simple Finger Buffet

Menu choices; Assorted Granary, Wholemeal And White Bread Baby Baps. Fillings To Include; Egg Mayonnaise, Roast Beef, Tuna And Cucumber, Ham And Tomato, Grated Cheddar Cheese, Tandoori Chicken & Bacon & Tomato. Pizza Fingers With Various Toppings (Hot or Cold) Spinach Pakoras With Mango Chutney (V) Sausage and Herb Lattice Piri Piri Chicken Kebabs ***** Chewy Sultana Flapjack Cherry And Almond Croquent Includes crockery, napkins, (delivery free within 10 miles of our location), collection and washing up
From: £7.75 per person
By Request Ltd

BBQ (Montreal Menu)

Let us take the hassle out of your day. We arrive at the agreed time, we set up the BBQ, tables and any other equipment. We then prepare the food to be ready to eat at the time we agreed beforehand. Then all you and your guests have to do is be served with the items of your choice and ENJOY. Montreal: Chinese or Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks Gourmet Beef Burgers & Bread Rolls Sausages Basted in Beer Coleslaw Sweet and Sour Peking Rice Potato and Chive Salad Mixed Green Salad Crusty Bread & Butter Portions Fresh Fruit Salad Home-made Apple Pie With Chantilly Cream Condiments and Dressings This package also includes all equipment, travel, chef, waitress and food PLUS we do all the washing up and use proper crockery and cutlery. Ask for more details about other menus.
From: £12.80 per person
By Request Ltd

Dinner Party At Your Premises

A small list of choices from By Request’s Gourmet Selection of menus A Light Crab Bisque, Made With Fresh Crab, Saffron, White Wine & Topped With Chervil Lemon & Dover Turbans Of Sole Conceal A Fresh Salmon Mousse A Warm Salad Topped With Chicken Livers & Caramelised Apples Queen Scallops Poached In White Wine And Coated With A Saffron & Chive Sauce Parmesan Coated Brie, Pan Fried & Served With Lemon & Lime Gremolta Black Pudding Baked In Cider And Served With A Tart Bramley Sauce ***** A Rich Casserole Of Tender Chunks Of Steak In A Guinness Sauce Topped With Herbed Dumplings Medallions Of Lamb Fillet Upon A Bed Of Potato Rosti Then Drizzled With Tomato & Basil Glaze Breast Of Chicken Stuffed With Sun Dried Tomatoes & Basil, Moistened With An Olive Orange Dressing Monkfish, Fennel And Yoghurt; A Dish Of Pastel Shades & Delicate Flavours A Generous Slice Of Terrine Made From Layers Of Pork Fillet And Leaf Spinach ***** Chocolate & Sultana Steamed Pud With Crème Anglaise I
From: £25 per person
By Request Ltd

The Taymar Finger Buffet

THE TAYMAR FINGER BUFFET Assorted Granary, Wholemeal and White Bread Sandwiches Fillings To Include; Tuna Salad, Sausage & Coarse Grain Mustard Honey Roast Ham, Smoked Turkey Roast Beef And Mustard, Cottage Cheese And Peppers Prawns With Iceberg Coronation Chicken, Plouhgmans Salmon With Herb Cream Cheese Én Crôuté Chinese Pork Kebabs Chicken Goujons With Chilli & Honey Dip Vegetable Samosas And Mango Chutney (V) ***** Homemade Carrot Cake With Vanilla Frosting Caramelitas Slice All Prices Include; Delivery, Crockery, Cutlery, Table Linen and (Floral decorations for the buffet table on orders over £200)
From: £8.50 per person
By Request Ltd

Simple Canape Selection

Blue Cheese And Pear Gourgeres (V) Chicken & Ham Slice Gravadlax On Pumpernickel Mini Taco Rolls Parmesan Biscuits & Tomatoes, Chevre And Pesto (V) Baby Broccoli And Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes (V) All Prices Include; Delivery, Crockery, Cutlery, Table Linen and (Floral decorations for the buffet table on orders over £200)
From: £7.95 per person
By Request Ltd

Bistro Style Hot Food Selection

Hot Meal Selection Authentic Lasagne Shepherds Pie Spicy Chilli Beef Bourguignone Steak In Beer With Mushrooms And Topped With Puff Pastry. Sweet And Sour Pork Beef Chasseur Lamb Hotpot With Red Cabbage Hoi Sin Beef Fillet With Crispy Stir Fried Vegetables. Chicken Curry, Saffron Rice and Poppudums Pork And Bramley Casserole Pasta Spirals And Bolognaise Sauce Steak and Mushroom Stroganoff Seafood Saffron Pilaff Beef In Guinness With Horseradish Dumpling Chicken A' La King Lamb Cutlets In a Honey and Rosemary Sauce Sole Florentine, Layers of White Fish Fresh Spinach With A Cheese Sauce Chicken Provençale Spaghetti Bolognaise With Garlic Bread Seafood Tagliatelle Grilled Gammon And Fresh Pineapple Southern Style Chicken With Sweetcorn Fritters Liver and Leek Casserole Beef in Red Wine With Mushrooms Pork Chop Served With Roast Gravy and Apple Sauce Suffolk Hot Pot Cajun Style Chicken Salmon
From: £10.90 per person
By Request Ltd

BBQ (Upmarket Vancouver Menu)

Let us take the hassle out of your day. We arrive at the agreed time, we set up the BBQ, tables and any other equipment. We then prepare the food to be ready to eat at the time we agreed beforehand. Then all you and your guests have to do is be served with the items of your choice and ENJOY. Vancouver Sirloin Steaks Marinated in Guinness Cantonese Peppered Pork Loin French Trimmed Lamb Cutlets in Red Wine Local Cumberland Sausage Satay and Cajun Chicken Skewers Bombay Rice Salad Apple Waldorf Salad Three Bean Salad Mediterranean Roast Vegetables Summer Dressed Leaves Baby Corn on the Cobs Garlic Bread And Buttered French Bread Jacket Potatoes With Butter and Cheese Exotic Fresh Fruit Salad Laced With Cointreau Deep Chocolate Fudge Cake Home-made Red Cherry Cheesecake Condiments and Dressings £21.90 per head Prices include service tables, crockery, cutlery, napkins, and chefs. Other menus can be designed to cater for individual tastes or budget i.e. Hot Steak Baguettes etc.
From: £21.90 per person
By Request Ltd

Upmarket Canape Selection

Alternative Canapé Selection Tartlets filled with: Lancashire blue cheese with pear and pecan nuts Prawns with lemon, ginger and lime dressing Chicken tikka with a yoghurt and mint dressing BBQ pulled leg of pork Mini Skewers of: Blackened chicken fillet Chicken fillet with dry cured ham and black pudding Gourmet mini sausages glazed with sweet chilli and toasted sesame seeds Polish kabanas with olives Cherry tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil Poached salmon fillet with dill and lime Black forest ham and melon ball Teriyaki chicken King prawn with lime and ginger En croute: Morecambe Bay potted shrimp on rye bread Duck confit with plum and spring onion on walnut croute Dolcelatte with fig chutney and grape on triangle toast. Bite Size Sandwiches: Cheshire cheese and caramelised onion chutney on walnut bread Locally reared beef with horseradish relish, red onion and rocket club sandwich Rye bread filled with prawns, bound in a zesty spring onion and lime dressing
From: £10 per person


  • What services do you offer?

    Bespoke service included finger buffets, fork buffets, hot bistro style food, street food, gourmet "sit down" dinners, canapes bbqs. Catering for functions such as office functions, catering for meetings or presentations, weddings, birthdays, childrens parties, funerals, drinks parties and Christenings

  • Do you offer a venue for the banquet?

    No venue of our own but know of several local venue which allow us the cater for functions

  • Do you cook in the same location as the banquet?

    We usually prepare the food in our owr purpose built premise then if the facilities are available on site finish the food off to coincide with the clients requirements or if the facilities aren't available we can bring the equipment we need.

  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?

    All menus can be "chopped and changed", if there is something the client would like we can quote as we prepare and cook all the dishes from scratch ourselves

  • What kind of cuisine do you offer?

    A whole range - this is all we do, we are JUST an outside catering company, not a sandwich shop, cafe or restaurant that does a bit of catering on the side!!!

  • Do you offer special menus?

    We have sample menus and we can produce bespoke menus to suit the clients tastes and budget

  • Do you also offer a wedding cake?

    No but we have contacts to companies we have seen do nice cakes

  • How does the open bar work?

    We can provide a drinks / bar service. This can be a pay bar, free bar, a ticket option or a combination of all - whatever suits the client

  • What is included in the menu?

    Our drinks service prices included, drinks, glassware, washing of glasses, staff, transport, license, any chilling, garnishes and ice if required, the bar itself with decoration

Set List/Services

We provide outside catering for all sizes and types of functions, large or small, from silver service to self-service, six people or six hundred people – the choice is yours. Corporate events, weddings, christenings, funerals, private dinner parties, barbecues, buffets, children’s parties are what we do 52 weeks of the year.