College offloads 270 items of catering equipment

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More than 270 separate lots of catering equipment and restaurant and café furniture are to be auctioned by Harrogate College, it has emerged.

The college is offloading the kit due to the relocation of part of its campus to a new purpose-built technology centre on Hornbeam Park in September.

An online auction, set to be 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.

Viewings of all the catering lots up for auction will be held on Wednesday 29 June at Harrogate College.

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