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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    Various Tuesday, November 13, 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…
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    All Sesame Burgers and Beer Locations Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 11am – 9pm "Every TUESDAY – Burger Night – All 3 Sesame Burgers and Beer locations -  Burger specials starting at $6!" Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
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  • Short Grain Pop-Ups
    Edmund's Oast Brewing Co., 1505 King Street Extension, Charleston, SC Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 11am – 10pm "Short Grain takes over the kitchen at Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. (EOBC) on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. for their weekly pop-up series! Shuai and Corrie Wang offers their local, sustainable, untraditional Japanese cuisine. The full EOBC bar is open for […]
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    Collective Coffee Co., 766 S Shelmore Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12 – 5pm "Imagine if you could get our Ramen but for Lunch and you could eat it at your desk bc we do To-go" Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Free Bubbly Tasting
    Edmund's Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 2 – 3pm "On Sunday we will host a free bubbly tasting from 2 to 3 p.m. to help you prep for the holidays! This will be bubbly “off the beaten path” – so expect some fun picks from around the world!" Event Type: Food and […]
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    Edmund's Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 3 – 4:30pm "Daily Pre-Happy Hour -- from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Enjoy 12-ounce house beers for $3 each and a featured wine by the glass for $3 per half pour and $6 per full pour. Stop by any day of the week to enjoy this!" Event […]
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    Itinerant Literate Books, 4824 Chateau Ave, North Charleston, SC Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 4 – 6pm "We've hand-chosen our favorite drink-related new titles and teamed up with local purveyors from Stems & Skins, Commonhouse Aleworks, and Nippitaty Distillary to present Books and Booze: A Weekly Happy Hour for the Inebriated Reader. On select Tuesdays from 4-6, our […]
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    Itinerant Literate Books, 4824 Chateau Ave, North Charleston, SC Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 4 – 6pm "We've hand-chosen our favorite drink-related new titles and teamed up with local purveyors from Stems & Skins, Commonhouse Aleworks, and Nippitaty Distillary to present Books and Booze: A Weekly Happy Hour for the Inebriated Reader. On select Tuesdays from 4-6, our […]
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  • Tuna Tuesdays
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  • Wine Tasting
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  • Festival of Lights
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  • Soup & Storytelling
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  • Tuesday Beer Tastings
    Edmund's Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:30 – 7:30pm "This week the focus will be on Nitro beers -- tasting through a range of offerings from Left Hand to Stillwater, mixed in with some classics for good measure! Per usual, the tasting is free with a suggested $5 donation to our […]
  • Guest Chef Night
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