Bertocci Inferno
Bertocci Inferno

Bertocci Inferno

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$65/person
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Introduction: *From-scratch original recipes and service for in-home dining *Packaged weekly lunches / dinners honoring specific cuisine preferences/dietary needs *Catering for large private parties and events *Bartending *Host and instruct beginner to advanced culinary classes for adults and children with a focus on nutrition education *Proficient in all cuisines with a focus on Mexican, BBQ, Italian, Indian and Asian fares
Overview

Hired 25 times

Serves Indianapolis, IN

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3 employees

14 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Great 4.7

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Amanda H.
Feb 22, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I contacted Julia to help create a special thank you dinner for a small gathering of 6 adults and 2 children. From the moment I first spoke with Julia, I felt instantly at ease and confident that she was the exact persons to cater my dinner. My guests were truly blown away at the whole event. And, I realized that it is worth every Penny to be able to be truly present with my guests. I wasn’t rushing around trying to cook all the food. I can’t wait for the my next party with Julia. I intend to do these with some level of regularity. While she can cook anything, she is Italian. So, I’m definitely thinking of an Italian dinner party. Oh...ask for her secret lemon pallet cleansing sorbet. TO DIE FOR!

Details: Dinner party • Dinner • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Alcoholic drinks • American - formal • Italian • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Stephanie L.
May 9, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Julia and her asst. did my husbands bday party dinner and it’s was delicious ! She was on time and communicated with me prepared and cooked the food perfect ! She was very professional and overall a really nice person they bitch were . Cleaned up after and made sure everything went as I wanted . We had lots of left overs and everybody really enjoyed the food . She did a awesome party tray as well. I will defiantly be having her back again and again for our future party’s . Thanks for taking the stress off me on such a special day .

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Alcoholic drinks • American - casual • Plated meal • Yes, full service • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 20 - 29 guests • Premium (high end ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Ryan D.
Jan 9, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

Julia was wonderful to work with. She catered a small dinner party for my friend’s 50th Birthday. She was very responsive and helped us come up with great food and drink selections for our dinner. It was great that she is not only a chef but also a bartender. The food and cocktails were amazing. She added special touches and helped really make our evening special. I can’t thank her enough. Great job Julia!

Details: 11 - 25 guests • Birthday party • Upbeat / lively • Public venue • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Bartender will need to bring the bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup • Ice • Disposable cups • Glassware • Coolers

Bartending
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Tiffany T.
Dec 27, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

Julia was amazing and very good and communicating and accommodating all of my families needs. We hired her for our Xmas dinner and she delivered above and beyond our expectations. The food was amazing. Everyone enjoyed her lambs, and the Chilean sea-bass and shrimp patties. The food was five star restaurant style. It made our holiday so special. We will be using the Bertocci Inferno in the future.

Details: Holiday party • Dinner • Dessert • American - casual • Buffet • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • Fewer than 20 guests • Standard (basic ingredients)

Wedding and Event Catering
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Jessica M.
Aug 5, 2020
Julia’s food and professionalism were extraordinary. She accomplished what many are overwhelmed by. Italian, Indian, Mediterranean blended together and in harmony. All dishes were vegan with protein on the side for the carnivores, (me). None were aware it was a plant based menu which even included a savory pesto gnocchi. How she did it, who knows? I can say I ate it and would not have guessed. She does deserve to be called a chef. Julia is not just another cook who can do a party. We had multiple compliments regarding the food and choices. Given this event was a graduation open house with varied ages in attendance it was a win win. She brought plenty of food and the service was exemplary. I will not hesitate to secure her services in the future.
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer the following services: - Personal Chef - Culinary Classes - Private Events - Mixologist/Bartending Rates vary according to menu and party size. Contact me for details.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Hiring me as your Personal Chef? I’ll take the time to understand your needs. With a focus on nutrition, I can modify any recipe for a specific diet or simply be “healthy”. I can also go full tilt and cook to impress, cutting no corners, while providing the most indulgent and pleasurable experience. We can conquer anything, but my specialties are authentic Mexican, Asian and Indian cuisines - I love to cook food that sings! As your personal chef, I will meet with you to learn your tastes and dietary preferences to create a fully customized menu. I will shop for groceries and prepare the meals in your home. I will be responsible for safe packaging, labeling, and storage of prepared items in your fridge or freezer, and putting away all ingredients. I will also provide you with simple reheating or preparation instructions. -- Hiring me for Culinary Classes? Have you tried something amazing at a restaurant you want to learn to cook at home? Wondering why sometimes even though you follow a recipe it doesn’t turn out the way you hoped? From basics like knife skills, making your own bread, and perfecting a steak sear to orchestrating a multi course meal to impress, we can do it all. -- Hiring me for a Private Event? Throwing a party? Want to enjoy it as much as your guests? Let me cater your event and manage all the details from shopping, prep, cooking, serving and cleanup. Bartending services also available. Rates vary according to menu and party size.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Hi, I’m Julia Bertocci. I love to cook. There’s no greater pleasure than making food for the ones we love. This has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I come from a long line of amazing Italian cooks who cared about fresh ingredients, taste and healthy eating. I remember sitting in my mother’s kitchen and watching everything she did. There were no recipes—ingredients were added until it was “just right”. I love teaching. It began when friends would call for tips and advice. I started teaching officially about ten years ago in conjunction with my personal chef services. I very much believe in the “teach a person how to fish” philosophy.

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