Pull up a chair at this qual­ity ca­ter­ing sale

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - AUCTIONS -

THE POP­U­LAR­ITY of West­ern Cape Auc­tion­eers’ (WCA’s) weekly ca­ter­ing auc­tions has in­creased in the past few weeks with large crowds at­tend­ing the Thurs­day auc­tions at the com­pany’s Brack­en­fell premises.

The in­crease in at­ten­dances has proved that hard work and in­tel­li­gent choices have helped make the firm a leader in the ca­ter­ing auc­tion in­dus­try. The staff en­ter restau­rants, bak­eries, butcheries and su­per­mar­kets daily and re­move the items to be placed on pub­lic auc­tion. The turn­around time for ar­ti­cles to be sold is quick, with many buy­ers in­tend­ing to re­fur­bish restau­rants or open new branches.

“Prices ob­tained on auc­tion have been wel­comed by the sell­ers, but are still com­pet­i­tive be­cause of the qual­ity of the equip­ment,” says auc­tion­eer Stef Olivier. More than 350 lots are sold by the WCA auc­tion­eers on a weekly ba­sis. The ad­min­is­tra­tion depart­ment of­ten has its hands full, hav­ing to deal with 100 buy­ers or more and some­times 50 sell­ers ev­ery week, but “clients al­ways find the WCA auc­tion ex­pe­ri­ence a pleas­ant one with help­ful and in­formed staff,” said Olivier. Chief ex­ec­u­tive Chris Baard has built up a brand in the West­ern Cape that any auc­tion­eer can be proud of. To be the only spe­cial­ist ca­ter­ing auc­tion­eers in South Africa has taken a lot of hard work and WCA will soon be think­ing of open­ing branches in the rest of the coun­try. Al­though most of their busi­ness comes from the West­ern Cape, plenty of auc­tions are con­ducted all over South Africa.

Char­ity auc­tions still play a big part in the fir m and last week Olivier sup­ported the Curro Pri­vate School in Lange­baan with its an­nual wine and sports mem­o­ra­bilia auc­tion. One of the items sold was a rugby boot of Spring­bok rugby player Fran­cois Steyn, which sold for R13 500.

WCA’s next ca­ter­ing auc­tion will be at 11am on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 3. The con­tents of CJ Steak­house will be sold off at its premises in Brack­en­fell.

Items in­clude fridges, ta­bles and chairs, pic­nic benches and crock­ery and cut­lery.

Call 021 981 6687 or visit www.west­ern­ca­peauc­tion­eers.co.za.

GET COMFORTABLE: Items such as fridges, restau­rant ta­bles and chairs, benches and uten­sils will be on of­fer this Thurs­day.

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