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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  • FortyEight Oktoberfest
    FortyEight: A Wine Bar, 547 Freshfields Dr., Johns Island, SC Sunday, October 25, 5pm – Monday, October 26, 2020, 9pm Celebrate Oktoberfest at your favorite wine bar near Kiawah River!Come to FortyEight - Wine Bar & Kitchen and enjoy an assortment of Oktoberfest beers, a featured German wine flight, and weekly food specials starting September 14th […]
  • TOAST (Teaching Others a Skill or Technique) Online Cooking Classes
    Virtual Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30pm Bread + Butter, a Charleston nonprofit connecting the hospitality industry with the community at large through staffing and service initiatives, this week announced its full lineup for their previously-announced TOAST (Teaching Others a Skill or Technique) online cooking classes. Classes will occur every other Tuesday at 6:30 pm from […]
  • LOWVELO
    Virtual Wednesday, October 28, 2020 LOWVELO is off to a great start with over 300 people participating in this virtual campaign to raise money for cancer research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. This year is special with no registration fee, unless you order a T-shirt, and only suggested fundraising goals. Joining gets you access to […]
  • COVID-19 Screening & Testing Sites
    Various Wednesday, October 28, 2020 "The list is intended to help provide information about the known locations of various COVID-19 test sampling sites and does not constitute endorsement by DHEC. There may be additional sites that offer test sampling that are not included. The status of listed sites is subject to change (may no longer […]
  • Charleston Tour Pass
    Various Wednesday, October 28, 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 […]
  • Charleston County Public Library Events
    Various Wednesday, October 28, 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 County Parks Events
    Various Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Events and Programs in your Charleston County Parks! Visit their website for a list of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly events you can enjoy! Event Type: Other More info: ccprc.com
  • An Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience
    Downtown Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 9 – 10:30pm "Let's go ghost hunting!This is a hands-on ghost hunting experience with real tools of the trade. Tools used on your ghost hunt include: Thermal Imaging Camera, Spirit boxes, laser grids and more.This experience teaches you all about ghost hunting while exploring the haunted city of Charleston, SC.Use code "OCTOBER" […]
  • Trivia Night
    Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, 817 St Andrews Blvd, Charleston, SC Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 8 – 9pm "Trivia Night is starting back up at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina!! Frank is back and has been working on questions non stop in quarantine. Mex 1 West Ashley will have trivia on Tuesdays starting at 8pm, Mex 1 Park West […]
  • Holy City Salsa: Solo Salsa Shines
    Dance Lab, 660 Sam Rittenberg Blvd #3, Charleston, SC Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 8 – 9pm Five Week Salsa Series at Dance LabSolo Salsa 101 (Beginner-No Partner)  Sundays at 4 pm beginning October 18Learn the fundamentals of this high-energy LATIN DANCE!!  No Partner (COVID regulations), but you can SHINE on your own with this spicy beginner friendly footwork! […]
  • An Interactive Ghost Hunting Experience
    Downtown Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 7 – 8:30pm "Let's go ghost hunting!This is a hands-on ghost hunting experience with real tools of the trade. Tools used on your ghost hunt include: Thermal Imaging Camera, Spirit boxes, laser grids and more.This experience teaches you all about ghost hunting while exploring the haunted city of Charleston, SC.Use code "OCTOBER" […]
  • Poll Watcher Training
    Virtual Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30pm Poll Watcher Training Event Type: Other More info: www.mobilize.us…
  • River Tubing Adventure
    Edisto River Adventures, 153 Gator Walk Ridgeville, SC Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Offering River Tubing Adventures on the Edisto River 7 days a week for $21 per person. Book Now Online or Call 843-695-8146 "Do you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday routine? Our riverfront outpost is designed to help […]
  • Music Bingo
    The Frothy Beard Brewing Company, 1401 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30pm "Calling all bingo fans! We've got a new event at Frothy Beard on Tuesdays!Music Bingo is free to play and you can either play solo or in teams. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each round and […]
  • Nightshades
    The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6 – 7pm NIGHTSHADES feat. Alex Irwin (TOMATOBAND) Dan Dowd (Nocturnal Kernalz) Matt Jackson (Bass)  + weekly special guests TUESDAYSOctober 13:Jon Miller (Nocturnal Kernalz) - guitarNick Brewer (Motown Throwdown) - keysOctober 20:Andy Greenberg (Runaway Gin) - guitarJonathan Peace (RoBo Trio) - drumsOctober 27:Charlie Mitchell (Tomatoband) - guitarJared Aaronson (DJ Moldybrain) […]
  • Dale Baker & Whitt Algar
    The Washout, 41 Center St., Folly Beach, SC Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6 – 9pm Mondays: Cornhole Tournament at 6PMTuesdays: Dale Baker & Whitt Algar 6-9PMWednesdays: Jacob Poole & Dale Baker 6:30-9:30PMThursdays: Gracious Day 6:30-9:30PMReggae Sundays: 6-10PMFriday, October 2nd: Bender Funk 7:30-10:30PMFriday, October 9th: Eddie Bush 7:30-10:30PMFriday, October 16th: Louis Dixson Project 7:30-10:30PMFriday, October 23rd: Eddie Bush […]
  • Virtual Tech After Five
    Virtual Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30pm Want to meet online? Let's get together with our Charleston friends for an online event.We miss you. It's BYOB and your own WiFi. Prepare to meet some new people and rebuild relationships with some of those you have been missing.Like our in person events, you will get to expand […]
  • Virtual Book Club: Upheaval in Charleston – Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow
    Virtual Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30pm Join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30 pm for Drayton Hall’s Virtual Book Club. The book focus for this Virtual Book Club event will be Upheaval in Charleston – Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow by Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius.. We are […]
  • Half Off Wine Night
    Dockery's, 880 Island Park Drive, Charleston, SC Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 4 – 10pm Half Off Wine Night!Every Tuesday, 4pm - 10pmTry any bottle of wine on the menu and get 50% off! And yes, we mean every single bottle, from our least expensive Pinto Grigio to our most expensive Burgundy! It's time to explore the wine […]
  • COVID-19 Testing
    North Charleston Coliseum Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 4 – 8pm Charleston County Government, the City of North Charleston, and Fetter Health Care Network will continue to offer a fixed COVID-19 testing site at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, located at 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, 29418.The site will offer drive-thru and walk-up testing options and there […]