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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  • 1st Fashion Show & Music Conference Extravaganza Weekend
    Sunday, August 19, 2018 "Bitta Records Presents presents, the 1st Fashion Show and Music Conference Extravaganza Weekend, taking place in Charleston, SC from August 17th-19th. This event is FREE to all. This weekend spans over 3 days in different parts of Charleston: 1. August 17th is opening night, beginning with a grand fashion show starting […]
  • Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Charleston
    Urban Adventure Quest, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, SC Sunday, August 19, 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, August 19, 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, August 19, 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 […]
  • Folly Doggy Paddle
    Coastal Expeditions, 514 Mill St., Mt. Pleasant, SC Sunday, August 19, 2018, 9am – 6pm "Coastal Expeditions is turning Folly Outpost into a doggy paddle paradise on Sun. Aug. 19 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. If you bring a 25 pound (or larger) bag of dog or cat food, you can kayak or paddleboard for free. If you […]
  • Bendy Brewski Yoga
    Holy City Brewing, 4155 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC Sunday, August 19, 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 […]
  • Bendy Brewski Yoga
    Holy City Brewing, 4155 Dorchester Rd, North Charleston, SC Sunday, August 19, 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 […]
  • Enough Yoga: Inclusive, Radical Yoga for Everyone!
    The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10 – 11am "As with many activities here in the Lowcountry, we believe Yoga in Charleston should be accessible, inclusive and open to all! That's why we're teaming up with two local powerhouses for Enough Yoga. Join Kennae Miller of Transformation Yoga and Kate […]
  • Live Music at Rita's
    Rita's Seaside Grille, 2 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC Sunday, August 19, 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) […]
  • Half-Price Bottles of Wine
    Indaco, 526 King Street, Charleston, SC Sunday, August 19, 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…
  • Mimosa and Bloody Mary Discounts
    Crust Wood Fired Pizza,1956 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Sunday, August 19, 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…
  • Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
    The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Sunday, August 19, 2018, 11am – 3pm "We are a 100% Local market dedicated to quality and community.  This is an opportunity specifically for small producers and new and beginning businesses who source locally to sell amongst their peers and to develop their market base.  Please come out […]
  • Pet Helpers Adoptions
    Petco, 975 Savannah Highway Sunday, August 19, 2018, 12 – 1pm Pet Helpers will be at Petco every week with adoptable cats and dogs. Event Type: Animals and Pets More info: www.charlestoncitypaper.com…
  • Kanika Moore and the Motown Throwdown
    The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Sunday, August 19, 2018, 1 – 4pm Mike Quinn presents: Kanika Moore and the Motown Throwdown FREE LIVE Gospel-Soul-Funk 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Event Type: Concert More info: charlestonpourhouse.com
  • Rock the Rescue for Dorchester Paws
    Hanahan Amphitheater, 3100 Mabeline Rd., Hanahan, SC Sunday, August 19, 2018, 1 – 2pm Rock the Rescue, a local music festival benefiting the animals at Dorchester Paws, returns for its second year from August 17th to 19th. For 3 nights, over 40 local bands will perform at 11 different venues around the Tri-county area, all for one […]
  • Brews & Bites - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Fundraiser
    Low Tide Brewing, 2863 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island, SC Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2 – 6pm "Join me on Sunday, August 19th from 2PM to 6PM at Low Tide Brewing for a fundraiser benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - South Carolina Chapter. Massive thank you to both Low Tide Brewing and Jonny Poppers who are donating percentages […]
  • Live Music at Rita's
    Rita's Seaside Grille, 2 Center Street, Folly Beach, SC Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2 – 5pm 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) […]
  • Park Circle Open House
    Pattison's Academy, 1087 E Montague Ave., Charleston, SC Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2 – 5pm "PARK CIRCLE OPEN HOUSE Sunday, August 19th 2-5 PM * Meet Our New Neighbors * Learn About Our Programs * Food and Music * Family-Friendly * Rain-or-Shine * Free" Event Type: Food and Drinks, Music, Other More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Voter Registration
    Charleston County Public Library Sunday, August 19, 2018, 2 – 5pm Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) and Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) are working together for the third year to host several voter registration drives between April and September, and patrons will have the opportunity to register to vote at 10 of CCPL’s […]
  • "Next to Normal"
    James F. Dean Theatre, 133 South Main Street, Summerville, SC Sunday, August 19, 2018, 3 – 4pm "Music by Tom Kitt, Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey A Tony and Pulitzer-winning Rock Musical on the power mental illness has in our families Considered one of the best musicals of the 21st Century, Next to Normal, explores the […]