About Us 2019-11-05T11:35:33-05:00


CHARLESTON’S FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY EXPERTS 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.

WE ARE LOCAL AND AT YOUR SERVICE

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 over 30 years ago they have been dedicated to one thing, providing the Charleston foodservice industry with the tools they need for success. This includes more than just quality products. It is a commitment to support our customers with stellar service and face to face consultation, from the start of their design to opening night and throughout their years.

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 Monday, November 11, 2019 "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 Burger Week
    Various Monday, November 11, 2019 Wednesday marks the beginning of the 2019 Charleston Burger Week! Through Tuesday, November 12th, dozens of local restaurants will be participating in the culinary event created by The Charleston City Paper. Charleston Burger Week will include multiple towns and various types of burgers - grass-fed, bison, black bean, and more! […]
  • Charleston County Public Library Events
    Various Monday, November 11, 2019 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: Arts and Culture, Changemakers, Family-Friendly, Other […]
  • Charleston Tour Pass
    Various Monday, November 11, 2019 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 […]
  • Veterans Day Discounts
    Various Monday, November 11, 2019 See the link below for a list of some Veterans Day specials and discounts that are available in and around Charleston on Monday, November 11th (information is subject to change at any time). Event Type: Other More info: www.holycitysinner.com…
  • Jewelry Trunk Show with Barracuda Moon
    The Restoration on King, 75 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 10am – 8pm "The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun – it’s time for our final trunk show of the year. Barracuda Moon, a jewelry line inspired by the magic and rhythm of the ocean, will be on display at The […]
  • The Bibelot Holiday Bazaar
    Bibelot Global Finds, 1147 Bowman Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 10am – 6pm "This holiday season from October 29 through December 22, Bibelot is featuring the Bibelot Holiday Bazaar, a free-spirited marketplace brimming with endless gift inspirations. We have created a magical holiday wonderland showcasing our talented artists and makers. Shop antiques, jewelry, textiles, […]
  • Veterans Day Ceremony
    Summerville, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 10 – 11am "On behalf of the Veterans of Dorchester County, the Dorchester County Veterans Affairs Office cordially invites the general public to the Annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM in front of the Dorchester County Human Services Building (Main St. Entrance), located at […]
  • Veterans Day Tribute
    Park Circle, North Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 10:30am – 1pm "The City of North Charleston will host its annual Veterans Day tribute on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm at Park Circle featuring a keynote by Colonel John Dorrian, USAF (ret). We ask veterans and the public to join Mayor Keith […]
  • Charleston Anteaters, Sloth and Exotics Tour
    Charleston Anteaters and Exotics, Johns Island, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 11am – 3pm "Come visit us. Where else can you hand feed a Sloth, walk an Anteater on a leash. Play with a Kinkajou and visit our Rescues, see endangered turtles, cuddle baby bunnies, and feed an 85 Pound Tortoise. All in an 1 and a […]
  • Draft Beer Discount
    Crust Wood Fired Pizza,1956 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 11am – 10pm Monday: $1 off draft beers (all day 11am-10pm) Info subject to change at any time Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Keep the Glass
    The Frothy Beard Brewing Company, 1401 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 11am – 10pm "We just like giving away glasses, what can we say.  Come in on November 11th and purchase a Mermaid's Milk pint and get to keep the glass.  This time it's a Mason jar glass with this sweet new SC […]
  • Veterans Day Celebration
    Lowcountry Senior Center, 865 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 1 – 2:30pm "The Lowcountry Senior Center Chorus pays tribute to Veterans who have served in all branches of the military with a patriotic program that will have your toes tapping and you singing along. Light refreshments follow the performance. Free and open to the […]
  • A Salute to Our Veterans
    Patriots Point Monday, November 11, 2019, 2 – 3pm "All Military Personnel are admitted FREE to the USS Yorktown on Veterans Day!! Join us as we celebrate those who have donned the uniform to fight for our freedom. The Jazz Ensemble begins at 2:00 PM. The Concert Band begins at 3:00 PM." Event Type: Music, Other More info: charlestonconcertband.org…
  • Pre-Happy Hour: 3 @ 3
    Edmund's Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 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 […]
  • Service Industry Night (SIN Night)
    Tabbuli Grill, 6 N Market St., Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 3pm – 12am $5 American Burgers $10 Bourbon Flights $15 Hookahs 3pm to 2am, Every Monday Night Event Type: Food and Drinks
  • $5 Sandwiches Monday Nights
    Persimmon Cafe, 226 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 4 – 8pm "Monday Night grab $5 sandwiches Dine in or carry out" Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Happy Hour
    Chucktown Bar & Grill, 2467 Unit 5E Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 4 – 7pm "Come join us for Happy Hour every day from 4-7pm! Daily Drink Specials: M - $2.50 Tequila T - $2.50 Bud Light W - $3 Bacardi Th - $3 Vodka F&S - $3 Fireball Daily Food Specials: $4 - […]
  • Prime Rib Night
    Mercantile and Mash, 701 E Bay St., Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 4 – 5pm "Enjoy Prime Rib Night Mondays at Bar Mash! Certified Angus Beef Prime Rib, a baked potato and beer-battered onion rings will all be available for $21. Available while supplies last!" Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.mercandmash.com
  • F & B Night
    Five Loaves Cafe, 43 Cannon St., Charleston, SC Monday, November 11, 2019, 5 – 9pm "Every MONDAY – F & B Night – Five Loaves Café Mt Pleasant – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – All food and bev workers in the Charleston area get ½ OFF all apps & entrees for with recent pay stub proof!" […]