Welcome to Bergie’s Place

Pete & Linda Bergstrom are known to make you and your guests happy in Monticello, Illinois & beyond. They cannot wait to share their weekend brunch with you, or be a part of your next event’s success. When you are in need of their catering expertise call, 217-648-8020, or email, pete@bookbergies.com, with your date & ideas.

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You Deserve to Experience Bergie’s

Lets be honest. Everyone deserves to feel special, and many of us do not get to experience it. We live in a busy world, where getting away from it all is more of a pipe dream than a reality. This is where the Bergie’s experience begins.

Bergie’s Place is dedicated to quality over quantity. We believe that you deserve to have a one of a kind experience that builds memories, be it at your own catered event or enjoying a weekend brunch with us. You will taste incredible takes on traditional dishes, as well as find amazing new dishes you have never had before.  It is time to  treat yourself to a Bergie’s Place experience!



We will make it easy – with better food, better service, better communications. At the end of the day we want to provide peace of mind to our clients.


The Journey

The first Bergie’s event was held at the Steeple Gallery in Monticello, Illinois on December 31st, 2015. The New Years Eve event was a Prix Fixe menu(everybody gets the same thing), featuring Pan seared shrimp with spicy-honey aioli and micro greens, Onion Soup w/ garlic crouton and Gruyere cheese, Mixed greens with basil, mint and an orange vinaigrette dressing, and Slow Roasted Prime Rib on Smashed Red Potatoes w/ Seared Asparagus as the main entree. The event was an overwhelming success and kicked off the life of Bergie’s Place as you know it today.
In April of 2016, Bergie’s Place moved onto the Square in Monticello, Illinois. After a month of renovations, Bergie’s Place held their first event, as Bergie’s – The Occasional Place, in the new building on April 30th of 2016. The former diner was revamped into a dining establishment that can hold more than 50 people. Bergie’s Place now hosts weekend brunches and is also available for your next special event. 


Head Chef: Pete Bergstrom

Pete Bergstrom has perfected the art of blending familiar tastes and culinary excellence to create unique creations that can only be experienced. Each time you experience Bergie’s you will find creative twists on your favorite foods, while also guiding your taste buds into brand new culinary worlds. Every visit is a taste journey you cannot find anywhere else!


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What do our guests say?

  • “Loved it from entry to farewell! The food was exceptional! Loved the seating with others – Fellow community that are like minded makes for a very enjoyable evening.”

  • “Wonderful meal with great service and conversations! Thanks so much!! We hope to be back to another event soon.”

  • “Everything was “as advertised.” Sea Bass was delicious with the rice, very subtle – yum!!”

  • “A perfect evening, good food, great company.”

  • “Excellent – Looking forward to the next one!”

  • “Everything was wonderful. The service was spot on!”

  • “We had a wonderful evening and the food was delicious.”

  • “Absolutely amazing! Thanks Bergie’s! We’ll be back!”


Bergie’s Blog


6 things your caterer needs to know to plan your party

I meet with a lot of clients, potential and otherwise. What I notice is that many hosts or couples come to me having given little thought about the party they want to throw. They might have a date, maybe a venue in mind, and a rough idea of how many people will attend. And that’s about […]

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Bergie’s – The Occasional Place – What’s it all about?

We started Bergie’s because we saw a need for a healthy, fresh catering option in Piatt County. The backstory – In my previous corporate life I was constantly on the road going to radio control model airplane events.  Three and four days at a time. The food at these events was always the same; dried […]

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Catering & Takeout – The perfect pairing…

Responding to the needs and desires of customers is the number one job of any business. Especially a hospitality business like a caterer or a restaurant. It has become clear to us that a lot of our customers need access to great quality fresh meals. Meals that will provide nourishment to their families. That work with […]

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Share your next event with us, or our weekend brunch.

Head Chef, Pete Bergstrom, will work with you to create the perfect menu for your next event. Please browse our sample menus or contact us today with your questions.

Our next weekend brunch at Bergie’s Place is this Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am–1:30pm on Monticello’s Square.