Bertocci Inferno
Bertocci Inferno

Bertocci Inferno

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Good 4.4

(34 reviews)

Customers say this pro delivers exquisite culinary experiences with exceptional creativity, attention to detail, and delicious flavors. Some customers praise their responsiveness, while others appreciate their flexibility and ability to accommodate various dietary needs. A few customers share negative experiences, reporting issues with communication, punctuality, or food quantity. Overall, customers value the personalized touch and high-quality offerings provided by this pro.

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*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

Hired 43 times

Serves Indianapolis, IN

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5 employees

17 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Good 4.4

34 reviews


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Tara H.
3 weeks ago
Chef Julia is amazing! We reached out to her because we were tired of Doordashing while on parental leave. Chef Julia took on menu planning, grocery shopping, and cooking delicious, nutritious meals for us. We're so grateful that she gave us time back to spend with our new little one!
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Bar s.
Feb 14, 2024
Julia the private chef delivered an exceptional dining experience from start to finish. Her creativity, attention to detail, and exquisite flavors left us thoroughly impressed. Highly recommend for anyone looking to elevate their culinary experience!
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Justin S.
Nov 11, 2023

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She catered our wedding 2 years ago and had her back to cook in our home! Hands down the best at-home experience. I would rather pay her than go out for dinner! The attention to detail of everything was incredible and the food couldn’t have tasted better. Can’t wait until she comes back!

Details: Wedding • Dinner • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • Non-alcoholic drinks • Coffee or tea • Barbecue • Buffet • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 30 - 39 guests • Serving and warming equipment • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Standard (basic ingredients)

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Tim N.
Dec 10, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

We had 3 events for 35 people over a 24 hour period that Bertocci Inferno provided high quality catering with personal touch creativity. Julia was responsive and a delight to work with along the way. I highly recommend for a future event. Julia and Kaylee did a wonderful job setting up the events. Feedback from our all family and friends was great; food was excellent.

Details: Birthday or anniversary party • Dinner • Cocktail hour or hors d'oeuvres • American - casual • Buffet • No, drop off only • Home • Yes, full kitchen • 30 - 39 guests • Disposable plates, utensils, and cups • Serving and warming equipment • Premium (high end ingredients)

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Elizabeth B.
Nov 13, 2023
I’ve never felt so at ease letting someone else have control of my kitchen. 😅 Julia and her assistant were friendly, professional, and the plated dinner was delicious. Highly recommend the scallops!
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Julia Bertocci-Smith


  • 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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