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 Monday, April 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, […]
  • Charleston County Public Library Events
    Various Monday, April 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 Monday, April 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 […]
  • Eat Local Challenge
    Monday, April 22, 2019 The 8th Annual Eat Local Month from Lowcountry Local First will once again include the Eat Local Challenge, which I highly encourage you to particulate in! Each initiative begins on April 1st. - The purpose of Eat Local Month is to provide the Charleston community with educational opportunities and events to […]
  • 7th Birthday Celebration
    CO, 340 King St., Charleston, SC Monday, April 22, 2019, 11am – 10pm CO, the downtown restaurant serving their take on Southeast Asian cuisine, will celebrate seven years in business by offering its signature noodle dish, Curry Laksa, for $7. The dish will be available all day (11 am to 10 pm) on Monday, April 22nd. This […]
  • Draft Beer Discount
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  • Earth Day Event
    The Ponds, 151 Village Ponds Drive, Summerville, SC Monday, April 22, 2019, 3 – 5pm A number of events are scheduled for April at The Ponds in Summerville. There is no admission for any of the events and the public is invited to each. Here is the schedule: Saturday, April 13th     Community Yard Sale from 8 […]
  • Monkey Madness Monday
    Ghost Monkey Brewery, 522 Wando Ln., Mount Pleasant, SC Monday, April 22, 2019, 3 – 9pm "Come in on a Monday wearing some GMB gear and you'll get $1 off pints.  Buy some gear that Monday and get $1 off pints as well." Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • Pre-Happy Hour: 3 @ 3
    Edmund's Oast Exchange, 1081 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC Monday, April 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 […]
  • Service Industry Night (SIN Night)
    Tabbuli Grill, 6 N Market St., Charleston, SC Monday, April 22, 2019, 3pm – 12am $5 American Burgers $10 Bourbon Flights $15 Hookahs 3pm to 2am, Every Monday Night Event Type: Food and Drinks
  • Happy Hour
    Chucktown Bar & Grill, 2467 Unit 5E Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC Monday, April 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 - […]
  • Prime Rib Night
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  • Jazz Happy Hour
    Workshop, 1503 King Street, Charleston, SC Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30pm Jazz happy hour on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm $2.00 off All drinks (wine, beer, Cider, Cocktails, and specials) from Merrow's Garden Bar and small bites provided by the Workshop food vendors. Event Type: Food and Drinks, Music
  • F & B Night
    Ember Wood Fired Kitchen, 656 Long Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC Monday, April 22, 2019, 5 – 9pm "Every MONDAY – F & B Night – Ember Wood Fired Kitchen – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm - All food and bev workers in the Charleston area get ½ OFF all apps & entrees with recent pay stub […]
  • F & B Night
    Five Loaves Cafe, 43 Cannon St., Charleston, SC Monday, April 22, 2019, 5 – 9pm "Every MONDAY – F & B Night – Five Loaves Café Mt Pleasant – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – All food and bev workers in the Charleston area get ½ OFF all apps & entrees for with recent pay stub proof!" […]
  • Half Priced Bottles of Wine at The Macintosh
    The Macintosh, 479 King Street, Charleston, SC Monday, April 22, 2019, 5 – 11pm Every Monday, stop by The Macintosh for half priced bottles of wine on bottles of wine $80 or less. Bottles that are over $80 are $40 off. Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • French Dinner & Film ("Casablanca")
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  • Aerial Yoga Class
    Aerial Fit, 1045 5th Ave, Charleston, SC Monday, April 22, 2019, 6 – 7pm "This is a modern style of yoga that incorporates a low-hanging soft fabric hammock to explore alignment, release chronic tension, hang around upside down, and have fun! It’s appropriate for anyone including beginners with no yoga experience. For experienced yogis, aerial yoga will […]
  • Holy City Heaters
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