After serving 25 years as a Whitechapel landmark, Café Spice Namasté on 14 November 2020 announced it was to close. Proprietors Pervin and Cyrus Todiwala were relocating to a new venue in Royal Albert Wharf, East London.
Café Spice Namasté was housed in an impressive building that was also substantial, as were the requirements of moving.
With a move deadline fast approaching, the dilemma of what to do with much of the now surplus catering equipment came up in conversation between Cyrus and H&C News’ Denis Sheehan.
Sheehan referred Cyrus to Ramco who responded quickly. On commencement of the project, Ramco organised and coordinated every aspect of the catering equipment removal process, including collection from a challenging busy location in the centre of London.
All assets were successfully uplifted before being transported to Ramco’s facility in Skegness, where they were processed and catalogued before being sold via Ramco’s online auction. The catering equipment sold included, combi ovens, refrigerators, bratt pans, fryers, and range cookers.
The fully managed process helped the Todiwala’s relocation to their new premises, and ensured the surplus equipment was disposed of sustainably.
Cyrus Todiwala reflected on the entire process telling us: “I was concerned that although we couldn’t take any of our existing catering equipment with us, it was all in good condition, and I needed to find a new home for it.
“The idea of it being treated as waste and going to landfill was something I could not countenance, but as with many things at the time, I didn’t know how best to deal with the situation.
“Following the introduction to Paul Fieldhouse at Ramco, my concerns were alleviated. Not only did we ensure all of the equipment avoided going to waste, but we also generated revenue from the auction.
“All in all I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone in a similar situation contacting Ramco and letting them deal with your surplus restaurant assets sustainably, and profitably.”