Karla Ruiz | Executive Chef / Proprietor
Raised in a traditional Mexican family in Zamora, Mexico, Karla developed her love of cooking in her Grandmother’s kitchen. There meals were handmade, sourced directly from their garden and took many days and many loving hands to prepare. This was the start of Karla’s passion to create and share healthy beautiful food that bonds family and friends. Over 10 years ago, Karla found her way to Nashville. Working in the Belle Meade Plantation kitchen, she broadened her culinary skills and knowledge. Karla discovered an appreciation of southern food and culture. As Karla says, “both Latino and Southern cuisine connect people to their roots and nurture our traditions and our shared memories."
In 2010, Karla launched Karla’s Catering. Years of cooking for events like the James Beard Foundation, The Herb Society of Nashville and numerous Conexion Americas events, found Karla praised by both the Nashville LifeStyle Magazine and The Tennessean newspaper (articles published in 2011 and 2012.) Nashville LifeStyle raved, “… (Karla’s) delicious creations … (are) authentic cuisine that reflects stellar prowess in the kitchen.” It is Karla’s great pleasure to share her passion through her upscale Southern and Latino catering and offering prepared foods.
You can reach Karla Ruiz via email at firstname.lastname@example.org