About Us 2018-03-08T13:51:22+00:00


CHARLESTON’S PREMIERE FOOD SERVICE
PROVIDER FOR OVER 30 YEARS

OUR MISSION

Berlin’s Restaurant Supply is Charleston’s leading equipment and supply dealer for the foodservice industry. Providing Charleston with quality commercial kitchen equipment, restaurant design services, service with attention to detail and kitchen solutions that increase profitability and heighten the dining experience. Since 1986 Berlin’s has continuously provided our customers with quality equipment from trusted manufacturers and it is our goal to maintain and exceed the expectations of our customers.

OUR STORY

In the summer of 1970, at the prime age of 15, Edward Berlin started working for his Aunt Bernice and Uncle Sam at Acme Restaurant Supply. Ed spent his teens working at Acme in the summers, learning the ins and outs of the restaurant supply business. When it was time to go to college, Ed decided to attend USC, where he went on to graduate with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

After graduation, Ed brought his new knowledge back to his family at Acme. It wasn’t long before Ed found success selling the largest equipment order in Acme’s history to East Bay Trading Company. After building a relationship with East Bay, Ed decided to venture out from the family business and he took a new position as Kitchen Manager at East Bay Trading. While there, he learned the ins and outs of working in a restaurant kitchen; everything from the type of equipment needed to the importance of building relationships with fellow Charleston sous chefs.

In 1986, Ed opened his own store with six employees, which included long time mentor and coworker, Jack Ferguson. During this time, Edward’s brother, Ellison, was attending the College of Charleston pursuing a degree in Business Administration. When Ellison graduated in 1987, he joined big brother Edward and Berlin’s Restaurant Supply, Inc. was born.

Since Berlin’s opened their doors 30 years ago, they have been dedicated to one thing; providing Charleston restaurants with the tools they need for success. This includes more than just quality products. It includes stellar service and face to face consultation.

Today, Berlin’s consists of 48 employees, 12 vehicles, 3 buildings and 50,000 square feet. Edward and Ellison credit Berlin’s success to the wonderful staff they have been so lucky to work with.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We are fortunate to work with outstanding individuals, companies and local charities, which share many of our values.
We understand the importance of local businesses supporting one another, that’s why we put community first.

Eagle Harbor Ranch

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“Shortly after opening The Wild Olive we were having trouble with workflow and production on our saute line. We considered a new range with two convection ovens to help with finishing our dishes. Before we made the final decision, Edward Berlin (the owner!) stood inside my kitchen for two hours on a Saturday night and observed our kitchen in operation. Edward’s solution involved trading in our existing range (for full credit!) and getting a unit with higher BTU burners and a single convection oven. The change worked, it saved me money and it proved to me that I had chosen the right company to work with!”
Fred Neuville, Owner & Chef, The Fat Hen and The Wild Olive
I like quick responses. Every time I request pricing from Berlin’s the reply is always quick and competitive. My orders are delivered in a timely manor as well. What else could you ask for?
Chef Ron Andrews, CEC, Brays Island Plantation
“I recently opened a dessert bakery and needed to furnish it soup to nuts. Berlin’s came highly recommended and they did not disappoint. Don Fletcher, from the Used Equipment Department, found me an excellent used oven and display case that fit my small space perfectly. I plan to expand my business in the spring and will certainly call on Berlin’s for all my future equipment needs.”
Susan Zara, SuZara's Kitchen, Beaufort

“Thank you for your prompt reply. It is service like this which makes Berlin’s the go-to purveyor of restaurant supplies in Charleston.”

John Maxwell, General Manager, Edison Restaurant

“I just wanted to reiterate my gratitude for you. You have no idea how thankful I am for your partnership and having you along for the ride that is Charleston Wine + Food. Cheers to you, for none of this would be possible without you.”

Nysa, Charleston Wine + Food

LOCAL CLIENTS

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  • Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Charleston
    Urban Adventure Quest, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018 "Turn Charleston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure.  Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour.  Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, […]
  • Charleston County Public Library Events
    Various Sunday, October 14, 2018 The branches of the Charleston County Public library hold numerous events throughout the year. There  are activities almost every single day and almost all of them are FREE Visit www.ccpl.org (or click below) for more information and to search their extensive daily calendar Event Type: Other More info: www.ccpl.org…
  • Charleston Tour Pass
    Various Sunday, October 14, 2018 Use code HOLYCITY (not case sensitive) to save 5%!!! Both visitors and locals now have the option to save up to Charleston Tour Pass on some of the area’s best tours, attractions, and restaurants. This new tour pass offers visitors convenient package options at a discounted price. Here’s how it […]
  • Fall Tours of Homes, History, and Architecture
    Downtown Sunday, October 14, 2018 Now in its 42nd year, The Fall Tours from the Preservation Society of Charleston are better than ever with an exciting new program of tours and special events. During the month of October, you can experience Charleston’s architecturally significant private houses, intimate gardens, churches, and public buildings as you stroll […]
  • Callie's Hot Little Biscuit's Orange Out for Breast Cancer
    Various Sunday, October 14, 2018, 8am – 2pm "ORANGE IS THE NEW PINK! Join each of our Hot Little Biscuit locations during the month of October for three new hot little menu items. Proceeds of the Orange Out biscuit will be donated to SOS Lowcountry to raise money for Breast Cancer patients. NEW at HLB - Sweet […]
  • "Autumn on the Ashley" Arts and Craft Fair
    Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Sunday, October 14, 2018, 9am – 5pm "Dozens of Lowcountry artisans will feature their handcrafted items for sale from 9 am – 5 pm. Featured items include wood carvings, paintings, textiles, jewelry, photography, natural skincare, lawn art and more. Interested in being a featured vendor? There are a limited number of booths available. […]
  • 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's
    Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave, North Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 9 – 10am Rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence -- "Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on […]
  • 10th Annual Undy 500
    Low Country Harley-Davidson, 4707 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 9:30 – 10:30am "The 10th Annual Undy 500, presented by Palmetto Goodwill in support of Palmetto Warrior Connection, will start at Low Country Harley-Davidson and is a self-guided charity ride. The ride includes stops at Patriots Point, Moncks Corner Goodwill, Goose Creek Goodwill, Summerville […]
  • Bendy Brewski Yoga
    Holy City Brewing, 4155 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 – 11am "Accessible and fun Yoga inside the brewery for 45 minutes followed by a flight or pint of craft beer! We always some mats to borrow and your teacher Michele is kind, fun and knowledgeable! Every student matters and we cant wait […]
  • Live Music at Rita's
    Rita's Seaside Grille, 2 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10am – 1pm 8/29 (Mon) Saluda Shoals (7-10pm) 8/30 (Tue) Jimmy Landry (7-10pm) 8/31 (Wed) Shelly Waters & Ed Smith (7-10pm) 9/1 (Thu) Super Reggae Man (7-10pm) 9/2 (Fri) Finnegan Bell (7-10pm) 9/3 (Sat) Nathan Salley (10am-1pm) Jamisun (2-5pm) Weigh Station (7-10pm) 9/4 (Sun) […]
  • Lululemon In-Store Sweat
    lululemon, 279 King Street, Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 – 11am "Come join us at lululemon on King Street before our Grand Opening party for a free workout! You'll get to work out IN the store, and get a peek at what the new Holy City CrossFit is all about. Come sweat with us at […]
  • PoHo Yoga
    The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 – 11am $10, 10 am Event Type: Exercise, Food and Drinks More info: charlestonpourhouse.com
  • Pooches and Pumpkins
    Boone Hall Plantation Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10am – 2pm "The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch is the South Carolina Lowcountry's most popular fall festival family fun event. Features a petting zoo, family friendly hayride, two of the largest jump pillows in the state, three story slide tower, playground fun, inflatables, corn maze, games, retail tent, and of […]
  • Post and Courier Farmers Market
    Post & Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10am – 2pm "A weekly farmers and crafters market located in downtown Charleston at the Post and Courier. A market dedicated to bringing farm fresh foods, handmade goods, and the best local food trucks to Downtown Charleston every Sunday." Event Type: Farmers Market, Specialty Market More […]
  • Sightsee Pop-Up
    J. Stark, 208 Coming St., Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 – 11am "Sightsee is a new retail + coffee concept coming soon to Charleston! As we work towards our own brick & mortar, the fine folks at J. Stark have opened their space for a "shop-in-shop" pop-up every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. Swing […]
  • That BIG Book Sale
    Omar Shrine Auditorium, 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10am – 3pm From Friday, October 12th through Sunday, October 14th, the Charleston Friends of the Library will once again host "That BIG Book Sale" to raise funds for the Charleston County Public Library system. The event will be held at the Omar […]
  • Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch
    Boone Hall Plantation Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11am – 6pm "Located across from 2330 N. Hwy. 17 - Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29466 Entrance to this event is NOT through the main Plantation gate! Use the Hwy17N direct entrance. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, giant slide, petting zoo, corn hole, hayride, goat walk, rabbit enclosure, playground, rock climbing wall, […]
  • Half-Price Bottles of Wine
    Indaco, 526 King Street, Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11am – 12pm "Half off bottles of wine up to $80; $40 off bottles of wine over $80" Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Home Design Showcase + Brunch
    Nexton, 106 Greeting House Road, Summerville, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11am – 2pm "New builders. New models. New designs by the dozen. We’re debuting a new model row, complete with six new home designs guaranteed to get your Pinterest-fingers itching. Artfully-designed by renowned builders Ashton Woods, David Weekley, Homes by Dickerson, Pulte Homes, and Saussy Burbank, […]
  • Mimosa and Bloody Mary Discounts
    Crust Wood Fired Pizza,1956 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Sunday, October 14, 2018, 11am – 10pm Sunday: $2 mimosas and $4.50 Bloody Mary's (all day 11am-10pm) Info subject to change at any time Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…