Welcome to the World of By Request Caterers
Survived since 1988
For All Your Private or Corporate Catering
For Great Food, Handmade, Fresh Everyday
Bespoke Menus and Service
Call 0161 428 0833 To See How We Can Be Of Service

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Outside Catering – it’s what By Request specialises in. We are not a cafe, restaurant or sandwich shop – this is all we do!


Covid Update – By Request are still serving the good folk of the North West. all our facilities and staff are following government guidelines. We can provide our usual service if required but we can also provide a “plated” service where the menu you choose is individually plated and covered so no other people need to be near your food. We can also provide a “restaurant experience” at your own home where you choose your, starter, main and sweet from our 5-star menu and we cook and deliver to your home bubble (it can either be hot and ready to eat or in dishes to heat when you are ready) Call Carl 07931724164 and see how we can continue to serve you.

Stay home, stay safe, stay well fed!!

By Request has been providing first-class, professional, outside catering for both corporate and private clients in Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire, Lancashire and the wider North West for over 33 years. 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. We at By Request work hard, so you don’t have to!  

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As caterers, we also offer advice on event planning – free of charge

Catering is possibly the second oldest profession! Functions have had food provided since the dawn of civilisation. Surprisingly historically it’s 1778 in Philadelphia that an event is formally catered for as a business. Our history is a little shorter.



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. Therefore enables us to provide you with first-class catering. This is what makes us stand out from the rest of the caterers in the area.

We are able to provide all sorts of catering such as mobile catering – for outdoor events or at workplaces and businesses. We are often asked to provide wedding catering – we are usually hired independently of any venue.

We cater to many private or domestic events. Come to think of it, it may be easier to mention the catering we DON’T do. UPTO now we haven’t done any shipboard catering, apart from picnic hampers on the Poynton Canal. We haven’t done any seat back catering on chartered airlines (but we have catered for events for holiday companies, airlines at their offices and airport operators themselves!! And up to now, we haven’t gone into online food ordering as most of our customers want bespoke menus and dishes plus all our food is hand made fresh every day so this makes such a service difficult.

Please take a look around our website.

We hope it will provide you with the information you need to decide what sort of services you require.

If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to contact us

on 0161 428 0833 or drop us an email. We are here to help.

2 months ago

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Looking to earn some extra money over the summer? We are looking for people to help with our functions over the summer. Experience isn't essential, but reliability is. The job involves helping to look after and serve our customers - would be described as a "waiting on" job. £10 per hour min 3-hour shift. Send Carl your details and we will be in touch.Looking forward to meeting you!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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We are so excited to announce the nominees for The Food Awards England 2022🤩🎉, In the category ‘Caterer of the Year':NORTHTrios Scott Anderson Event Caterers Vanilla in Allseasons By Request Caterers Cheshire GWF Catering Co Marjory’s cakes and catering Herb & Spice MIDLANDSThe Dimblebee Catering Company Ltd Morgans Catering For You LtdBrackenwood Hog Roast & Event Catering Salted Orange Food Company Aretsi Event CateringNew Midland Catering SOUTHFingers & Forks - Catering & Events Food Glorious Food South Super Event wedding catering & marquee hire Rusty and Roses Wedding and Events hire Nyama Catering Total Hospitality Ltd Congratulations on your nominations🤩🎉Please PM us with your business name, email address, contact number & town✅We will send all the details over in the next few days! #foodawards ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago

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Great food, handmade, fresh, every day. Outside catering – it’s all we do