Who We Are-Meet Our Team

Kristy Barber is the owner/operator of Avondale Restaurant Equipment.  Kristy comes from a very customer service oriented industry and knows the importance of understanding what the customer wants and needs before discussing equipment.  Kristy is dedicated to helping people realize their dream of starting their own business or updating their existing kitchen to work more efficiently.  Operating both the office and the warehouse, if you need to know what an item does or the specs, ask Kristy, she can help you find exactly what you need.  And, she is also the owner of the office mascot…Winnie the mini doxie who is our resident security advisor in the office each day!


Talk to Kristy about:

General Sales


Deliveries Dates

Removals Dates

Project Management



Randy Peardon has worked with Avondale Restaurant Equipment since September of 2011.  His background in installations and client care has helped Avondale become a full service delivery company. Having Randy on our team is a great asset; he knows how to make sure our customers are happy and that they have all that they need. Randy is our operations and site visit manager, if you are expecting a site visit from Avondale, you will most likely see Randy at your door.  Please let him know what he can do to get you up and running, and he’ll be glad to help!


Talk to Randy about:

  • Operations

  • Site visits

  • Equipment installation

  • Professional kitchen layout drawings

  • Gas fitting

  • Quotations

  • Custom Fabricated Stainless Steel design

Candice Drummond has worked with Avondale Restaurant Equipment since July 2017.  While Candice has been here a relatively short time, she is a huge asset to Avondale and our services.  Candice understands the importance of customer service and getting our clients the information they need, when they need it, to ensure their businesses run smoothly and efficiently.  Candice is also hugely helpful when you drop in for a visit to help you find what you are looking for, provide a quote or simply answer any questions you might have. Although customer service is a main priority for Candice, she also handles our purchasing and incoming orders to process and bill out for delivery.  If you need to know where your order is, Candice can help!

Talk to Candice about:

  • Orders

  • Quotations

  • Delivery dates and options

Chris Ferracuti comes to Avondale Restaurant Equipment in a Sales Specialist position.  Chris carries a wealth of knowledge in the commercial food service industry from both the dealer and manufacturer’s representative side and can answer any & all questions for the different types of kitchens we service.  Chris can work with you to retrofit what you have now, do a simple equipment swap out or help with design of a brand new kitchen!  Chris is dedicated to Avondale’s growth and success as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary!  From smallwares to heavy equipment, Chris does it all! 

Talk to Chris about:

  • Equipment specs

  • Equipment quotes

  • Project management

  • Orders

  • Finanacing

Monique West joined our team at Avondale Restaurant Equipment in July 2019.  Monique comes to us from a retail environment and is dedicated to customer service and excellent customer interaction.  Monique has excelled at working within our office sending quotations to clients, assisting clients in-house and answering any questions on the phone.  If Monique doesn’t have the answer for you, she will find it!  She is dedicated to making your interaction with our team as easy as possible!


Talk to Monique about:

  • Equipment quotes

  • Equipment specs

  • Items you might need for various commercial food service applications

Johnny Medieros has worked with Avondale Restaurant Equipment since February of 2017. He has made a great addition to the team and can usually be found working away in our warehouse or out on the road giving a helping hand with deliveries and set up. Johnny is always willing to help, even if it's just bringing your purchases to the car. 

Talk to Johnny about:​

  • Equipment 

  • Deliveries

  • Removals

  • Refurbishing Used Equipment

Avondale’s Security Captain: meet Winnie our Miniature dachshund and the latest addition to the team. She may be wee but she's mighty and learning the ropes around the office. Affectionate, and full of beans, she loves meeting new people. Come by and say hi!


Talk to our Security Captain about:

  • Food

  • Fetch

  • The war on cats

  • Food

In Loving Memory of Paul Barber

Paul graduated from Crestwood Vocational School in 1968 and worked in small appliance repairs until 1970 when he opened his first operation in Brantford, Ontario. This was the start to many years as a self-made business man. Within five years he became the second largest small appliance repair shop in Southwestern Ontario. January 1, 1975 marks the opening date of his second operation in Hamilton. While in Hamilton he began repairing restaurant equipment, eventually selling the small appliance business in 1984. In that same year he decided to fully dedicate his work to restaurant equipment repairs opening an operation in Hamilton, on Ferrie Street East. In the year of 2004 he expanded this operation, purchasing the Old Aquarium Restaurant on Barton Street East, now known as Barber's Restaurant Equipment Repairs. January 1, 2010 marks the grand opening of Avondale Restaurant Equipment, Paul's third operation. October 2016 celebrated 46 years of this incredible man in business.

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223 Avondale Street, Hamilton, Ontario  905-544-0577