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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    Various Thursday, December 5, 2019 Buy Local Month, a grassroots movement to build awareness for the positive community benefits of supporting local, independent businesses - particularly during the holiday season, will run from November 15th through December 15th. The campaign is hosted by Lowcountry Local First (LLF). LLF maintains an online Buy Local Month Holiday […]
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    Various Thursday, December 5, 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 […]
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  • "Greetings From Nashville"
    The Dewberry, 334 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10am – 6pm ""Greetings From Nashville," (GFN) a two-week pop-up featuring the coolest names from the Music City's fashion, maker, music and culinary communities, will be at The Dewberry in Charleston, from November 21st through December 6th. Curated by Nashville-based communications company The Callaway, GFN brings […]
  • Annual Holiday Shopping Party
    Bluemercury Charleston, 255 King St, Charleston, SC Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10am – 6pm "Bluemercury, the beauty retailer known for their curated selection of makeup and skincare – has confirmed the dates for their Annual Holiday Shopping Party at the brand’s Charleston store location on King Street! We’d love to work with you to share the news […]
  • The Bibelot Holiday Bazaar
    Bibelot Global Finds, 1147 Bowman Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10am – 6pm "This holiday season from October 29 through December 22, Bibelot is featuring the Bibelot Holiday Bazaar, a free-spirited marketplace brimming with endless gift inspirations. We have created a magical holiday wonderland showcasing our talented artists and makers. Shop antiques, jewelry, textiles, […]
  • Charleston Anteaters, Sloth and Exotics Tour
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  • Miracle at Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails (Christmas Pop-Up)
    Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails, 735 Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC Thursday, December 5, 2019, 11am – 11pm Beloved international Christmas Pop-Up Cocktail Bar Concept, Miracle, will takeover Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails in Mount Pleasant beginning Monday, November 25th.  "Miracle at Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails," the official name of the pop-up, will run through the month of December, […]
  • Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
    Kids Teeth, 1073 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mt Pleasant, SC Thursday, December 5, 2019, 11am – 1pm Mount Pleasant pediatric dentist Kids Teeth will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to both office locations this holiday season. This free event is open to the community, but participating families are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned or shelf stable food items […]
  • Play to Learn
    Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann Street, Charleston, SC, 29403 Thursday, December 5, 2019, 11 – 11:30am Play to Learn, Thursdays and Fridays 11:00am – 11:30am During PLAY to Learn programs, trained CML staff lead ages 2 – 1- in story time and an activity that focuses on kindergarten readiness skills, such as letter and number […]
  • Throw Back Thursdays
    Summerville Burrito Co., 1097 N Main Street, Summerville, SC Thursday, December 5, 2019, 11am – 9pm $5 burritos/bowls all day Event Type: Food and Drinks More info: www.facebook.com…
  • 11th Annual Holiday Pub Crawl
    Downtown Thursday, December 5, 2019, 1 – 2pm The annual Holiday Pub Crawl is back by popular demand, as the BEST way to celebrate the holidays in Charleston with a unique, festive twist, complete with local food, local flavor and local fun! Nothing represents the holiday season better than friends, family, warm cider & spirits, and tables […]
  • "The Lion King"
    North Charleston Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2 – 3pm "The Lion King, the world’s #1 musical, will make its Lowcountry premiere December 4th through 15th as the anchor show of the 2019-2020 Best of Broadway season at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The show will offer sixteen […]
  • Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus
    Kids Teeth, 1130 Professional Lane, Mt Pleasant, SC Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2 – 4pm Mount Pleasant pediatric dentist Kids Teeth will welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus to both office locations this holiday season. This free event is open to the community, but participating families are encouraged to bring non-perishable canned or shelf stable food items for […]
  • "The Nights of a Thousand Candles"
    Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Dr., Murrells Inlet, SC Thursday, December 5, 2019, 3 – 10pm Brookgreen Gardens today announced that tickets are now on sale for "Nights of a Thousand Candles 2019." This annual holiday light display features over 2,700 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights set among the sculptures, trees, and flowers of Brookgreen Gardens’ sculpture […]
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
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  • Hanahan Family Farmers Market
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  • Pre-Happy Hour: 3 @ 3
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