Rochester Local

Taste the Love at Casa de Corazón

This post is sponsored by Casa de Corazón

Meet Karla!  

Karla Ramirez | photo by Zastrow & Zastrow

Karla is a mother of two kiddos and a hardworking mom! Karla joined the Casa de Corazón team a year ago when the Rochester, MN location first opened and serves as the food preparation coordinator and cook.

Since day one, Karla has shown her love for cooking especially for kids. She comes to work every day with a bright smile — her energy and positive vibe are so contagious! Every time Karla goes to a class to bring their meals, everyone greets her with so much love and she always finds the time to receive and give hugs back to the kiddos.

Karla has a high level of professionalism, dedication, and commitment to each of our kiddos and families.  She not only prepares daily meals for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers but also spends time in classrooms in the afternoons. Karla is very creative; you will see her playing with the kids and helping teachers with what they need…and always smiling! Casa de Corazón is so grateful to have her on the team!

Casa de Corazón’s commitment to providing a holistic and enriching childcare experience extends beyond

Karla Ramirez | photo by Zastrow & Zastrow

the classroom to the daily meals. Casa’s unique food program is designed to nourish young minds and bodies and instill healthy eating habits from an early age. Focusing on quality, variety, and cultural diversity, their food program sets them apart and reinforces their dedication to fostering a supportive and nurturing environment for every child in their care.

The food program at Casa de Corazón is very special and is treated with the greatest care and thoughtfulness.  Read on for more information about its food program at its centers.


Casa de Corazón prioritizes fresh, high-quality, and locally sourced ingredients to ensure that each dish is not only delicious but also nutritious. By partnering with local farmers and suppliers, Casa guarantees the highest quality produce, meats, and dairy products, allowing them to create meals that are not only appetizing but also wholesome and balanced. From vibrant fruits and vegetables to whole grains and lean proteins, Casa’s menu is thoughtfully crafted to provide children with the essential nutrients they need to thrive.

Cultural diversity is celebrated and embraced in Casa’s food program. The culinary team at Casa understands that young palates are still developing, and exposure to a diverse range of flavors and textures is crucial for fostering healthy eating habits. That’s why their menu rotates regularly, featuring a wide array of cuisines and dishes from around the world. Whether it’s Mexican-inspired tacos or Italian-style pasta, their diverse menu ensures that every child has the opportunity to explore new tastes and expand their culinary horizons.

Karla Ramirez | photo by Zastrow & Zastrow

Casa de Corazón boasts a commercial-style kitchen that stands as a testament to their commitment to excellence in every aspect of childcare. The kitchen is expansive, providing ample space for their talented culinary team to work their magic. Equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and spacious countertops, it enables them to prepare meals from scratch with precision and efficiency. Impeccably maintained and regularly inspected, the kitchen ensures that every meal served to our children is prepared in a clean and sanitary environment. 

In addition to providing nutritious meals, Casa places a strong emphasis on fostering positive eating habits and attitudes towards food. Their mealtime environment is warm, inviting, and conducive to social interaction, allowing children to enjoy their meals in the company of their peers and teachers. They encourage family-style dining whenever possible, promoting sharing, communication, and a sense of community around the table. By creating a positive and supportive mealtime experience, they aim to instill healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

Casa de Corazón’s unique food program is much more than just a meal service—it’s a reflection of their commitment and values to the children enrolled at its centers and their families. Focusing on quality, variety, cultural diversity, and positive eating habits, their food program nourishes not only the bodies but also the minds and spirits of the children in their care. Through food, they strive to create lasting memories, foster healthy relationships and lay the foundation for a lifetime of wellness and well-being.


Related posts

12 Ideas for a Summer Date Night in #RochMN

Blair Sharp

5 Budget Friendly Date Ideas for Spring

Portia Tebandeke

Rochester MN Bingo Roundup