More than 270 separate lots of catering equipment and restaurant and café furniture are to be auctioned off ahead of Harrogate College’s relocation of part of its campus to a new purpose-built technology centre on Hornbeam Park in September.
The online auction, held by Leeds-based Eddisons on Thursday 30 June, will feature a vast array of kitchen equipment from the college, from fridges and ovens to sinks, tables and even a full dining room servery, complete with heated and chilled cabinets.
Jason Pinder, director of machinery and business assets at Eddisons, said: “This is an extremely wide selection of kitchen equipment, which will be of interest to restaurateurs, café owners or anyone in catering. As well as the large items and furniture there are also dozens of smaller items such as kitchen knives and food mixers.”
He added: “With such a large volume of items - 273 lots in total - due to go under the hammer on Thursday, there will inevitably be plenty of bargains to be had.”
The college, which is part of Hull College group, has developed a new technology centre, partly funded by the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, which will provide improved facilities for catering, fashion and joinery students. As well as a new restaurant and bistro for catering courses, the redevelopment will also feature hair and beauty salons, and modern science labs.
A further auction of Harrogate College garage maintenance equipment, hair and beauty items, printing equipment and office furniture will be held by Eddisons in July.
Viewings of all the catering lots up for auction will be held on Wednesday 29 June at Harrogate College. Further information on the auction is available from Eddisons at www.eddisons.com/auctions
Jason has been a Director and the National Head of machinery and business assets at Eddisons since 1999. With further trade experience prior to his time with Eddisons, he has a total of 30 years’ experience in machinery and business asset disposal and qualified as a member of MRICS in machinery and business assets in 1994.
Starting as a trainee auctioneer in 1985, Jason progressed to an associate directorship with Walker Singleton by the late 80s. Firmly establishing his career over the next decade before joining Eddisons, Jason developed expertise in asset management as well as auctioneering and disposal of all types of plant machinery involving plastics, printing, yellow plant and fabrication.