As we have already said on our home page, By Request is a professional, bespoke, outside catering company and has been so for over 30 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.
One simple telephone call to By Request will relieve both these problems. All you have to do is tell us what you want, where and when you want it, and for how many. After that there is only one other thing you need to do and that is is put on your party frock, grab a glass of something nice and work up an appetite – we do the rest.
Whether your event is a lavish wedding, a birthday bash, an anniversary celebration, a christening, a house warming, a leaving party, a funeral, a staff get together, a company function, an intimate dinner for two or a barbecue, By Request is at your service. We are used to catering in all sorts of circumstances and venues – corridors, cupboard sized kitchens, fields, car parks, shopping malls, garages, marquees – you name it, By Request has been there, done it and got the tee shirt to prove it!
Why By Request, Why are we different ? What do we do?
We do – offer a choice of products and service, which we can adjust to suit you “The Customer”.
We don’t – tell you what you must have.
We do – tell you what our prices include.
We don’t – give you a very cheap price and then add all extras on the invoice after the event. We want to serve you again and again.
We do – prepare all food fresh each day in purpose built kitchens, using only the freshest, finest ingredients.
We don’t – keep costs down by defrosting some processed factory made item. At By Request we have the skills and ability to prepare and produce all our products, on a daily basis. This is done in purpose built kitchens thus guaranteeing their quality and freshness.
We do – create delicious buffets (hot and cold), make beautiful canapés, pack up splendid hampers, make your wedding reception special and memorable, serve boardroom lunches, make scrumptious sandwiches etc. It is our raison d’é’tre.
We don’t – deliver soup in plastic cups, make curled at the corner corned beef sandwiches wrapped in cling film, use anything other than the freshest of ingredients, buy in ready made meals etc. We are a professional catering company, not a side line.
We do – offer excellent service whether you’re having sandwiches for 6 or a marquee event for 600.
We don’t – try to impress you the first few times you use us and then let you down all together when a bigger customer comes along.
We do – offer service which is reliable, consistent and always value for money.
At By Request we spend our 52 weeks of the year making sure all your catering requirements are taken care of, week in, week out.
dave longden17:34 29 Oct 18Karl is happy for you to adapt any of the menus to suit your requirements ,he is very reliable ,calm and professional appears at the correct time to lay out all the food ,glasses, plates etc. Karl comes to collect everything at a time to suit you and clears everything away without you hardly realising he has been! The food is great and was enjoyed by everyonePenny Taylor05:39 05 Aug 18Carl and his team provided refreshments following my mother's funeral. Carl was flexible, courteous, kind and thoughtful during the initial planning of the event. On the day everything ran extremely smoothly from start to finish, and the waitress service was very efficient. The quality of the food was excellent, as many mourners commented. I would recommend By Request without hesitation. Thanks so much Carl. Penny Taylor.Denise Stevens10:57 03 Nov 18By Request arranged the funeral buffet for my mother's funeral. Carl was really helpful and professional and compassionate throughout responding to emails in a timely informative manner. He was happy to adjust the set menu to take into account dietary requirements and was flexible with the cake options. The food (Taymar buffet) was of excellent quality and very much appreciated by our guests. Crockery was provided and no washing up required since By Request pick up the crockery afterwards. Thoroughly recommend!Georgina Brennan19:47 13 Aug 18Used by request for my sons christening at weekend. All my guests commented on how nice the food was and there was plenty to go around. I will definitely be using them again.Keith Curran23:29 07 Sep 18Trust me when I say that nobody is more focused on perfection than myself and as a result I never write reviews because I feel that in today's world it's rare if ever, that things really reach the mark. Well here's the exception, because with By Request everything from the mannerism, the attention to detail, the delivery of the service etc is simply off the planet. It's safe to say that it really doesn't get any better than this and without any doubt they played a fundamental part in making a perfect day. Just a pity there isn't a 10 star review !.....but even if there was I'd give them 11 stars We can't thank you enough Carl....you should be massively proud of what you've created Carlsberg don't do catering but if they did it would be called "By Request !