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



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.



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.


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


“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


RSS Holy City Sinner

  • Charleston County Public Library Events
    Various Tuesday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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 […]
  • Democratic Presidential Debate
    Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC Tuesday, February 25, 2020 The Democratic National Committee (DNC) this week announced details regarding debates in the first four primary and caucus states ahead of those critical contests in 2020. One such debate will take place on February 25th, 2020 at the Gaillard Center in downtown Charleston. The […]
  • $1 Small Coffees for CofC Students & Faculty
    King Street Cookies, 370 King St, Charleston, SC Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 8am – 8pm Every day, KSC offers $1 (small) coffees for CofC students and faculty Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Black History Month Programming
    Middleton Place Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 9am – 5pm "Celebrate Black History with Beyond The Fields Walking Tours and view Eliza’s House where an exhibit focusing on the daily lives of enslaved people and their work “beyond the fields” is on display. Additional programs during the month. All programs are included with General Admission (free for Foundation […]
  • Oil Painting with Sally Smith
    Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St., Charleston, SC Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10am – 4pm "Oil Painting with Sally Smith February 24, 25,26; 10:00am-4:00pm Join artist Sally Smith in this three-day oil painting workshop where she will guide each student closer to their goals in painting. Learn the basics of mixing colors to blocking out a […]
  • Art Room Surprise,
    Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC, 29403 Tuesday, February 25, 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 […]
  • Camellia Walks
    Middleton Place Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11am – 12:30pm "Cost: Free In the depths of winter, the beauty of camellias enhance the Gardens with thousands of blossoms. Special 11:00 am walking tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Tours last […]
  • Charleston Anteaters, Sloth and Exotics Tour
    Charleston Anteaters and Exotics, Johns Island, SC Tuesday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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…
  • Rick Reed Memorial Reef Build
    Charleston Harbor Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11am – 2:30pm "Calling all oyster and wildlife lovers! Join us Tuesday, February 25 as we partner with S.C. Department of Natural Resources' SCORE Program, Coastal Expeditions and The Nature Conservancy to build a 65-foot oyster reef on Shutes Folly Island in the Charleston Harbor. We'd love to have you! The […]
  • 38th Anniversary Celebration
    82 Queen, 82 Queen Street, Charleston, SC Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 11:30am – 12:30pm 82 Queen will celebrate its 38th anniversary serving Lowcountry cuisine from Monday, February 24th to Sunday, March 1st. During that week, the restaurant will offer half-off all bottles of wine and will also donate a portion of the week’s proceeds to local organization, […]
  • First in the South Presidential Candidates Spouses Luncheon
    The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory, 701 East Bay St., Charleston, SC Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12 – 1pm "Confirmed speakers include: John Bessler - Senator Amy Klobuchar Chasten Buttigieg - Mayor Pete Buttigieg Bruce Mann - Senator Elizabeth Warren Kat Taylor - Tom Steyer The First in the South Spouses Luncheon will be held on […]
  • Let's Move
    Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC, 29403 Tuesday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 25, 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…