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We are a group of qualified professionals, who hand make all our products, using the freshest ingredients for each of our customers. We are based in a kitchen not a factory.
Physical Kitchen Premises
Tables and Chairs Provided
Bar / Cocktail Service
Caterers – it’s what we are. Catering – it’s what we do. By Request has been providing top notch outside catering for both corporate and private clients in Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and various other exotic places in the North West. Bespoke caterers for over 27 years. We pride ourselves in being able to hand make all the choices on our menus and we only deal with top quality suppliers who can deliver fresh ingredients daily thus enabling us to provide you with first class catering. We can cater for large or small functions from silver service to self -service, the choice is yours. Corporate events, weddings, private dinner parties, BBQs, children’s parties are all within our repertoire so please take a look around our website which should provide you with most of the information you need to help you decide what sort of catering you require. WE DO THAT; We Offer A Choice Of Products And Service, Which We Can Adjust To Suit You The Customer, WE DON'T DO THAT; Tell You What You Must Have. WE DO THAT: Tell You What Our Prices Include 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. WE DO THAT: Prepare All Food Fresh Each Day In Purpose Built Kitchens, Using Only The Freshest Finest Ingredients WE DON'T DO THAT ; Just Defrost Some Factory Made Item Because We Haven't The Skill, Premises Or To Keep The Costs Down. WE DO THAT: Buffets Hot And Cold, Cocktail Parties, Board Lunches, Carved Luncheons Etc.. That Is Our Sole Purpose It Is The Reason For Our Being. WE DON'T DO THAT; Sell Soup In Plastic Cups, Sell Corned Beef Sandwiches In Cling Film, Packets Of Crisps Etc. We Are A Catering Company, This Is Not A Side Line. WE DO THAT; Offer Excellent Service Whether You're Having Sandwiches For 6 Or A Marquee Event For 600 WE DON'T DO THAT; Give You a Menu And Your Only Choice Is Take It Or Leave It. ALL Our Menus And Services Are Bespoke
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Name of Wedding Contact: Carl Nicholls
Let us help you create the day YOU want, happy to help with contacts - no charge for "hand holding" and assistance.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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No. of People In Team
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Mine.....both of them!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Bespoke, detailed, customer focussed, relaxed, perfectionist
What about your business are you most proud of?
The positive way our customers feel towards us after an event.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Start early, relax and enjoy it.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Groom singing "their song" to the bride with a backing band
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Initial telephone or email conversation. Get an outline of requirements. Meet up face to face chat (no obligation). Go away and tailor menus and services to suit couple, with prices, then fine tune and tweak till 100% satisfied. Available at all times to help, suggest and re assure.
How would you wow the judges on Masterchef?
Wouldn't try, they are hosts of a light entertainment show on TV
What is the most innovative dish you have created for a wedding?
Had to create a menu for a couple with serious food allergies - over 115 ingredients had to be completely avoided
What is the food of love?
Individual to each person / couple
What is your secret ingredient?
Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne