About Us 2018-03-08T13:51:22-04:00


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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  • Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure - Charleston
    Urban Adventure Quest, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 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, […]
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    Various Thursday, August 22, 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 Thursday, August 22, 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 […]
  • Beach Yoga
    Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 9:30 – 10:30am Donation Based. Towels Provided. Parking Validated. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors See attached graphic for more info Event Type: Exercise, Outdoors
  • Post and Courier Farmers Market
    Post & Courier, 134 Columbus St., Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 10am – 2pm "A weekly farmers and crafters market located in downtown Charleston at the Post and Courier. A market dedicated to bringing farm fresh foods, handmade goods, and the best local food trucks to Downtown Charleston every Sunday." Event Type: Changemakers, Farmers Market, Specialty Market […]
  • House Cocktails Discount
    Crust Wood Fired Pizza,1956 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11am – 10pm Thursday: 25% off house cocktails (all day 11am-11pm) Info subject to change at any time Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Throw Back Thursdays
    Summerville Burrito Co., 1097 N Main Street, Summerville, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 11am – 9pm $5 burritos/bowls all day Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
    Striped Pig Distillery, 2225 Old School Drive, North Charleston Thursday, August 22, 2019, 3 – 7pm "The Striped Pig Distillery is Charleston's first distillery since Prohibition. Striped Pig opened in Charleston, SC summer 2013! Our small craft distillery brings premium, handcrafted spirits to the Lowcountry and throughout South Carolina. Join us for tours & product tastings, Thursday […]
  • Hanahan Family Farmers Market
    Reservoir Hall, 1601 Eagle Landing Blvd., Hanahan, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 3 – 7pm Feature food vendors, farmers, crafters, artisans, artists, live music, and raffles for attendees. You can find more information at www.hanahanfamilyfarmersmarket.com. Reservoir Hall is located at 1601 Eagle Landing Blvd in  Hanahan. It's located in the neighborhood of Eagle Landing across from Northwoods […]
  • Pre-Happy Hour: 3 @ 3
    Edmund's Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 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 […]
  • Happy Hour
    Chucktown Bar & Grill, 2467 Unit 5E Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 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 - […]
  • Spring Street Stroll
    Downtown Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4 – 9pm Several downtown businesses are co-hosting the "Spring Street Stroll" on Thursday, August 22nd to introduce and encourage locals and tourists to eat, drink, and shop at local Spring Street establishments. The stroll will take place from 4 pm to 9 pm and includes Taxidermy, Artisan Tees, Continuum Skate Shop, […]
  • Tequila Thursdays
    Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar locations Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4 – 5pm Tequila Thursdays are back at SOL! A Tequila Party every Thursday through the summer at all three Charleston locations. The party starts at 4pm and will have happy hour food, drink specials, live music and tequila tastings. May 30th is the kick-off featuring […]
  • The Ol 55s
    Dockery's, 880 Island Park Drive, Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4 – 5pm Below is the August Music lineup for Dockery's 22: The Ol 55s 4pm 23: Gritty Flyright Band 8pm 24: Steve Simon & the Kings of Jazz 8pm 25: The Lowhills 11am 29: The Ol 55s 4pm 30: Ben Whitney 4pm 30: Tyler Meacham […]
  • Thursday Happy Hour
    Mercantile and Mash, 701 E Bay St., Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 4 – 6pm "Every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., Mercantile and Mash will be offering wine, beer or spirits tastings along with gourmet tastings and retail discounts. Entry is $10 per person." Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Clothing Swap: The Naked Lady Society
    Workshop, 1503 King Street, Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 5 – 7pm "The Naked Lady Society proudly presents another clothing swap! Women of all styles, shapes, sizes, and ages are welcome! (We have a couple mom & daughter duos who come regularly!) Clean out your closet, meet other amazing women, support local causes, and update your […]
  • Sarah’s Selection Thursdays (Wine Tastings)
    Edmund's Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30pm "This Thursday we will taste one of our favorite, natural Oregon Producers: Minimus/Omero. These sister projects were founded in 2011; Omero focuses on classic Oregon grapes while Minimus ventures out and experiments with lesser known varieties. We will taste their Omero Pinot […]
  • "Kick Plastic" Beach Clean Up
    Folly Beach Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6 – 8pm Palmetto Moon announced that it will partner with Costa Sunglasses and Surfrider Foundation’s Better Beach Alliance to help 'Kick Plastic' and clean up Folly Beach on Thursday, August 22nd from 6 pm to 8 pm. Kick Plastic was launched by Costa Sunglasses to help reduce the amount of […]
  • King Street Green
    Workshop, 1503 King Street, Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6 – 9pm "An eclectic artistic gathering every Thursday 6:00-9:00pm in the amazing courtyard between Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.., Workshop and Ohm Radio Charleston. Many of Awendaw Green's favorite Barn Jam bands will be featured. Great Eats, Amazing Craft Brew and Original Music. Free, all ages, dogs […]
  • Thirstday Beer Run
    Commonhouse Aleworks, 4831 O'Hear Ave, North Charleston, SC Thursday, August 22, 2019, 6:15 – 7:15pm "Thirstday Beer Runs will be held every Thursday (rain or shine) starting from the Commonhouse promptly at 6:15 pm. Choose either the 1 mile or 5K route, both out and back and lined with sidewalks the entire way. Meet back at the […]