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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  • Charleston County Public Library Events
    Various Tuesday, January 21, 2020 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 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 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 […]
  • Museum Mile Month
    Various Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 9am – 5pm "Charleston’s Museum Mile features the richest concentration of cultural sites open to visitors in downtown Charleston. Stroll the one-mile section of Meeting Street and you will discover six museums, five nationally important historic houses, four scenic parks and a Revolutionary War powder magazine, as well as numerous historic houses […]
  • Art Room Surprise,
    Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC, 29403 Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 10:30am – 12pm Art Room Surprise, Tuesdays and Saturdays 10:30am – 12:00pm Ages 2 – 10 and their caregivers are invited to join us in the Art Room where we will introduce this week’s “Discovery Den” materials. Explore new media and artistic […]
  • Caring for a Family Member with Dementia or Alzheimer's Support Group in Summerville
    St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall, 206 Central Ave, Summerville, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11am – 12:30pm WHAT: Caring for a Family Member with Dementia or Alzheimer's, Wives’ Support Group in Summerville, SC at St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall WHERE: St. Luke’s Fellowship Hall, 206 Central Ave, Summerville, SC 29483 WHEN: This is a reoccurring meeting that takes place […]
  • Charleston Anteaters, Sloth and Exotics Tour
    Charleston Anteaters and Exotics, Johns Island, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 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 […]
  • Half Priced Bottles of wine
    Crust Wood Fired Pizza,1956 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11am – 10pm Tuesday: 1/2 off bottles of wine (all day 11am-10pm) Info subject to change at any time Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Let's Move
    Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC, 29403 Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 2 – 3pm Let’s Move, Tuesdays and Saturdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm For a healthy lifestyle, it is recommended children do an hour or more of physical activity each day. Join us for Let’s       Move to get active with a Museum Play Specialist. […]
  • Pre-Happy Hour: 3 @ 3
    Edmund's Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 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 […]
  • Happy Hour
    Chucktown Bar & Grill, 2467 Unit 5E Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 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 - […]
  • Movealoos Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)
    Holy City Salsa, 1954 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 4:30 – 5:30pm "Movealoos (ages 3-5) Creative Movement meets Tuesdays at 4:30 pm. In this high-energy class, children will work on reaching gross motor milestones  to a soundtrack of exciting world music." Event Type: Dancing, Exercise, Family-Friendly, Music More info: www.holycitysalsa.com…
  • Half Off Wine Night
    BLU Beach Bar & Grill, 1 Center St, Folly Beach, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 5 – 6pm "Every Tuesday from 5:00 PM to close, BLU is opening up the cellar and offering 50% OFF wide selection bottles of wine!" Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.blufollybeach.com…
  • Tuna Tuesdays
    O-Ku, 463-A King Street, Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 5 – 10:30pm "Join O-Ku for Tuna Tuesdays featuring a weekly changing, four course tuna-centric menu. Choose from four courses for $35 or a la carte tuna items for $10 each." Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Vegan Night
    Five Loaves Cafe, 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 5 – 9pm All specials are vegan 5-9pm every Tuesday at Five Loaves in Mt Pleasant 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd #100, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 5-9pm on Wednesday nights downtown 43 Cannon St, Charleston, SC 29403 Event Type: Changemakers, Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Wine Tasting
    Bistro A Vin, 40 Archdale St., Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 5 – 7pm "Bistro A Vin hosts weekly wine tastings every Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm focusing on a specific region France or a French winemaker" Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: bistroavin.com
  • "Say Grace: Beyond the Book"
    Charleston Wine + Food Office, 635 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30pm Charleston Wine + Food will host Steve Palmer, managing partner and founder of The Indigo Road Hospitality Group, and Chairman of the Board of Charleston Wine + Food for a discussion of his book, Say Grace: How the Restaurant Industry […]
  • Salsa Level 4
    Holy City Salsa, 1954 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:15 – 7:15pm "This is the fourth and most advanced level of Salsa offered at Holy City Salsa." Event Type: Dancing, Exercise, Music More info: www.holycitysalsa.com…
  • Karaoke
    Queology, 32 North Market St, Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7 – 8pm "Come out every Tuesday for Open Mic Night at the QUE with Mike Thompson!" Event Type: Comedy, Food and Drinks, Music, Other More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Tuesday Trivia
    Two Blokes Brewing, 547 Long Point Rd., Suite 101, Mount Pleasant, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7 – 9pm "Every Tuesday  - Free Trivias at Two Blokes Brewing AND Indigo Reef Brewing will start at 7PM. Enjoy some local craft beers, have fun with friends, and win prizes with two unique trivia options at two awesome breweries! […]
  • Tuesday Trivia
    Indigo Reef Brewing Company, 2079 Wambaw Creek, Charleston, SC Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7 – 9pm "Every Tuesday  - Free Trivias at Two Blokes Brewing AND Indigo Reef Brewing will start at 7PM. Enjoy some local craft beers, have fun with friends, and win prizes with two unique trivia options at two awesome breweries! January 21st: Two […]