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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  • 9th Annual Lowcountry Mental Health Conference
    Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Set for July 28–30, 2021 at the Gaillard Center, the Lowcountry Mental Health Conference is considered South Carolina’s largest mental health conference. The three-day event will feature nine renowned mental health experts, such as New York Times bestselling author and psychotherapist Dr. Thomas Moore, […]
  • Wine Tastings on the Patio (Weather Permitting)
    Edmund's Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30pm We host wine tastings every Thursday 5:30-7:30 at our upstairs wine bar -- usually focusing on a region or producer, and will always offer 20% off our tasting wines all week long! It's just a $5 donation to our featured non-profit, and […]
  • Mel Washington
    Bumpa's, 5 Cumberland St., Charleston, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 7 – 10pm Live MusicThursday nights-Mel Washington 7-10pmSaturday evening-Mac Calhoun 5-8pmSunday brunch-Chris Roberts 1-4pm Event Type: Food and Drinks, Music More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Gracious Day
    The Washout, 41 Center St., Folly Beach, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 7 – 10pm The Washout's July live music schedule Tuesdays: 7-10pm Dale and Jacob Wednesdays: Live Music 7-10pm Thursdays: Gracious Day 7-10pm Fridays: 8-11pm 7/02 - Eddie Bush 7/16 - Eddie Bush 7/30 - Eddie Bush Saturdays: 8-11pm 7/03 - Mike Martin & the Beautiful […]
  • Charleston Field Hockey Club Adult League
    Daniel Island Soccer Complex, 1651 Oak Leaf Dr., Daniel Island, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 7 – 8pm Who: Anyone 18+ (Open to both girls & guys, no experience required) What: Pick-up Games When: Every Thursday in July from 7pm-8pm Where: Daniel Island Soccer Complex - 1651 Oak Leaf Dr (Drive past The Crow's Nest pool, turn left […]
  • Charles Esten on the Bud Light Seltzer Beach Stage
    The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 7 – 8pm Tickets $25 in advance $30 DOS Doors 6:00 Show at 7:00ish… Ages 21UP or with Parent If for any reason this show needs to be moved in doors…Only the first 400 tickets will be valid for entry…Out door only tickets will […]
  • Shag Dancing
    SportsBook of Charleston, 4950 Centre Pointe Dr, Ste 166, North Charleston, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6:30 – 9:30pm EVERY Thursday there is a shag dance at Sportsbook located next door to Ashley Furniture in Tanger Shopping Center. It is from 630-930 with no cover charge or admission fees. Features a DJ playing the best beach music. […]
  • Dallas Baker and Friends
    The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30pm 5 at the door Dallas Baker and Friends 7.29.21 4pm doors 630pm show /2 sets Event Type: Concert, Music More info: charlestonpourhouse.com
  • Live Music
    Palmetto Brewing, 289 Huger St, Charleston, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6 – 9pm Live Music Every Thursday Night! Event Type: Concert, Music More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Finnegan Bell
    Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails, 735 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6 – 9pm All play from 6-9pm at Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails in MtP. July Live Music Line-Up July 29: Finnegan Bell *Subject to Change Event Type: Concert, Music More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Club Court Concert Series: Bobby Houck of the Blue Dogs w/ Lindsay Holler
    LTP Daniel Island, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6 – 7pm Since the Volvo Car Stadium is undergoing renovations, The LTP Tennis Center on Daniel Island will be hosting a concert series at their club court. Here’s a look at the confirmed 2021 Club Court Concert Series schedule: July 8th– Angie […]
  • North Charleston Farmers Market--Essential Goods Mini Market
    Felix Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 3 – 7pm The North Charleston Farmers Market offers an abundance of fresh, locally grown SC Certified produce from Joseph Fields Farm Market, Robert Fields Farm, and Simmons Farm. The market will continue to operate as an Essential Goods Mini Market until further […]
  • Trivia with Val
    Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, South Carolina Thursday, July 29, 7pm – Friday, July 30, 2021, 9pm Trivia is back and we couldn't be more excited! Not just because this event gets you out of the house and gives you a chance to win bar cash and shots, but because our favorite loud mouth beauty […]
  • Folly Beach Pub Crawl
    Chico Feo, 122 Ashley Ave., Folly Beach, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 1 – 2pm After a short hiatus due to COVID, The Original Pub & Brewery Tours of Charleston says their Folly Beach Pub Crawl is back. Attendees visit five taverns around the Edge of America while listening to tales of the island’s more than 300 […]
  • Carolina Youth Development Center Drop-In
    Carolina Youth Development Center, 5055 Lackawanna Blvd, North Charleston, SC Thursday, July 29, 2021, 1 – 4pm Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) is teaming up with local organizations, 180 Place and Lowcountry Continuum of Care, to support youth ages 12 – 24 who are experiencing homelessness. A series of drop-in events will be held at CYDC’s North […]
  • Visual Vigil
    The City Gallery at Joe Riley Waterfront Park Thursday, July 29, 2021, 12 – 5pm The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two exhibitions planned for City Gallery this spring and summer: 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition, on view May 28th to June 13th, and artist Susan Perkins’ Visual Vigil, on view June 24th […]
  • JB & Goldwater
    Virtual Thursday, July 29, 2021, 12 – 2pm The COVID-19 pandemic may have paused national and international sports, but that isn’t stopping Jamie Bradford and Darren Goldwater from launching Charleston’s only live daily sports podcast, JB & Goldwater on Monday, April 13, 2020. This live and interactive call-in podcast will air weekdays from noon to 2 pm […]
  • Gentle Flow w/ Joe Vinciguerra
    Healing Hara Massage & Wellness, 209 Stallsville Loop, Summerville, SC 29485 Thursday, July 29, 2021, 12 – 1pm Mon 12:00-1:00pm Gentle Flow w/ Joe Vinciguerra Classes are offered in a variety of approaches to meet the needs of all. Gentle Flow incorporates gentle yoga poses, gradual stretching and correct breathing. All levels welcome. Wed 10:00-11:00am Mind Body […]
  • Beyond the Headlines: The "Mistaken Uber" Murder Trial
    Virtual Thursday, July 29, 2021, 12 – 1pm Inside the conviction of Nathaniel Rowland in the 2019 murder of University of South Carolina senior Samantha Josephson with reporter Stephen Fastenau, who covered the trial. Moderated by Post and Courier Columbia Managing Editor Andy Shain.  RSVP for the event to learn more and have your questions answered. Event […]
  • Free Meal Distribution for Children
    Various Thursday, July 29, 2021, 11am – 1pm The City of Charleston Recreation Department will be serving free meals to children this summer as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. The free meals will be provided daily to all children 18 years old or younger from June 21st to August 6th, 2021 […]