Private Catering

Private catering, or entertaining at home, 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. Tell us what you want, where you want it, what time, and for how many and then all you need to do is put on your party frock and work up an appetite, we do the rest.
Whether your event is a wedding, a birthday bash, an anniversary celebration, a christening, house warming, leaving party, a funeral or a barbecue, By Request can help any and all of your private catering requirements.

Why BY REQUEST, Why are they different? What do they do?

WE DO THAT: We offer a choice of products and service, which we can adjust to suit you “The Customer”, everything is bespoke, our menus, our service……everything!

WE DON’T DO THAT: tell you what you must have, we can guide and suggest but the decision is yours.

WE DO THAT: tell you what our prices include, and give you the costs of optional additional items.

WE DON’T DO THAT: 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. So the price we give you is the price you will see on the final invoice.

WE DO THAT: prepare all food fresh each day in purpose-built kitchens, using only the freshest finest ingredients

WE DON’T DO THAT: keep costs down by defrosting some processed factory made item. We have the skills and ability to prepare and produce all our products, on a daily basis, in purpose-built kitchens thus guaranteeing their quality and freshness. We are chefs and experienced catering professionals not a pair of hands to transfer factory-produced good onto serving trays and call the products ours!

Whatever the need be it a diner party, birthday, cocktail, bbq, funeral, anniversary, children’s party, house warming or just “because”. Let By Request be of help to your private catering

WE DO THAT: buffets hot and cold, cocktail parties, boardroom lunches, carved luncheons etc. It is our raison d’être. We are not a sandwich shop or restaurant doing this as a sideline. This is all we do!

WE DON’T DO THAT: sell soup in plastic cups, sell corned beef sandwiches in cling film, packets of crisps etc. We are an experienced, long-established and professional catering company.

WE DO THAT: offer excellent service whether you’re having sandwiches for 6 or a marquee event for 600

WE DON’T DO THAT: try to impress you the first few times you use us and then let you down altogether when a bigger customer comes along. Big or small, a one-off or a regular customer – you are important to us.

WE DO THAT: we offer service which is reliable, consistent and always value for money. By Request for all your private catering.


For testimonials from our many private catering functions just click here.