The Fabulous Foods of Canopy Rose Catering

Beautiful...Fresh...Delicious Food ...Popping with Pizzazz!

So what is it that sets the catering and event design of Canopy Rose apart from other Tallahassee area caterers? Is it passion, culinary creativity, extraordinary experience? What is that special something that makes Canopy Rose Catering stand head and shoulders above the crowd of caterers? We cordially invite you to scroll, scroll, scroll through all our deliciousness and taste our fabulousness for yourself.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Beautiful presentation, absolute freshness and the highest quality ingredients are the hallmarks of this Tallahassee Florida area caterer

Chef Kathi from Canopy Rose Catering writes, " We just love to share pictures of the beautiful and delicious food we prepare in our catering kitchen. I suppose some things never change...as a school girl I loved Show and Tell and as a caterer, I still love Show and Tell! As you can see, presentation is very important to us.(That has alot to do with my design background.) Equally important is absolute freshness and  the highest quality of ingredients! The food that we prepare for your event, is made from ingredients that are specifically purchased for your event. The bottom line is, I am extremely picky, which translates to a very good thing for my clients, since I am even pickier about each and every ingredient that goes into your menu!"

It is no wonder that this Tallahassee Florida area catering company will soon be celebrating twenty years since first opening their doors in Tallahassee in 1994!

Always popular, always delicious... the Mixed Greens with Fresh Seasonal Fruit with Pecans and Blue Cheese Crumbles by Chef Kathi from Canopy Rose Catering has been a Tallahassee catering tradition for twenty years!  (Goat Cheese Crumbles or Feta Cheese Crumbles may be requested.)

This image shows the Fruited Rice Pilaf prepared by Chef Kathi from Canopy Rose Catering for a legislative luncheon at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee.

This image shows a Pesto Pasta Salad prepared by Chef Kathi  from Canopy Rose Catering for a legislative luncheon at the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee. 
This popular Chicken Bruschetta entree from Chef Kathi of Canopy Rose Catering is popping with great flavor and is a welcome addition to any lunch or dinner buffet.

The Marinated and Grilled Flank Steak from Canopy Rose Catering is absolutely outstanding. If you want to serve an extraordinary tender and flavorful steak at your next event... this is it! Your guests will be raving long after your event is over. Call and order some today! 

While there are so many different dessert options available to you from Canopy Rose Catering, we just love the sophisticated elegance of Chef Kathi's Grasshopper Pie. Whether traditionally prepared in a communal pie pan or served in individual containers, such as these martini glasses, the final result is pure decadent deliciousness. This version was made with big splashes of Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacoa, but equally delicious non-alcoholic versions can be requested.  

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To discuss the possibility of having Canopy Rose Catering cater your next function, contact Chef Kathi at 850-539-7750 or at canopyrose@aol.com to check availability. Serving Greater Tallahassee, North Florida, South Georgia and many coastal and beach communities along the Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Sample Menu For Tallahassee Catering From Canopy Rose Catering

While the food options for your event are almost unlimited, we understand that sometimes our clients want to see some sample menus to choose from. Here is one of my favorite sample menus. This menu includes a festive appetizer, a bread with a favorite Southern twist, a salad that everyone loves, and a wonderfully satisfying chicken dish that won't break the bank.


A picture of the Caprese Kebab Appetizer  from Canopy Rose Catering 


A picture of the savory Southern Pimento Cheese Muffins from Tallahassee are caterer, Canopy Rose Catering 

A picture of the popular Mixed Greens with Fresh Fruit, Spiced Pecans and Blue Cheese Crumbles from Tallahassee area catering company, Canopy Rose Catering 

A picture of Chef Kathi's favorite Marinated and Roasted Chicken from Tallahassee area catering company, Canopy Rose Catering.


To hire Chef Kathi and Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Eight Favorite Foods to Add A Taste of Morocco To Your Next Tallahassee Party



There is just something deliciously enchanting about a Moroccan-themed event. Whether you choose to incorporate just a few Moroccan elements or you want to go big and pull out all the stops, expect to be the recipient of lots of oohs and aahs! 

Eight of our favorite Moroccan foods for catering include: 

1. Canopy Rose Mini Moroccan Bisteeya Baskets 

2.  Canopy Rose Spiced Moroccan Orange Salad 

3. Canopy Rose Hummus with Crispy Pita Triangles

4. Canopy Rose Spiced Chicken with Lemon and Olives 

5. Canopy Rose Fruited Spiced Couscous

6. Canopy Rose Moroccan Lamb Tagine 

7. Canopy Rose Moroccan Orange and Almond Cake 

8. Marinated Olives

To discuss the possibility of having Canopy Rose Catering cater your next function, contact Chef Kathi at 850-539-7750 or at canopyrose@aol.com to check availability. Serving Greater Tallahassee, North Florida, South Georgia and many coastal and beach communities along the Gulf of Mexico.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Canopy Rose Catering Caters An Afternoon Funeral Reception in Tallahassee, Florida

Catering in Tallahassee, Florida by Chef Kathi and Canopy Rose Catering 

Catering in Tallahassee, Florida by Chef Kathi and Canopy Rose Catering

Catering in Tallahassee, Florida by Chef Kathi and Canopy Rose Catering

Catering in Tallahassee, Florida by Chef Kathi and Canopy Rose Catering


An Afternoon Funeral Reception Menu From Canopy Rose Catering

Strawberry Pecan Cheese Ring with Crackers

Assorted Tea Sanwiches

Assorted Petite Dessert Bars and Cookies

Small Fruit and Veggie Display

Coffee

Lemonade

Iced Tea

Nice Disposable Plates, Napkins and Cups

Labor, Delivery, Set-Up, Buffet Management and Clean-Up

To discuss the possibility of having Canopy Rose Catering cater your next function, contact Chef Kathi at 850-539-7750 or at canopyrose@aol.com to check availability. Serving Greater Tallahassee, North Florida, South Georgia and many coastal and beach communities along the Gulf of Mexico.

Canopy Rose Catering Caters A Retirement Party for 75 at Dorothy B. Oven in Tallahassee

Catering in Tallahassee, Florida at Dorothy B. Oven by Canopy Rose Catering on January 17, 2014. 



















On January 17, 2014 the Canopy Rose Catering team had the wonderful opportunity to cater a very special retirement party at Dorothy B. Oven Park. 

The planning committee went to town selecting a unique flavor-popping menu. 

Retirement Reception for 75 on January 17, 2014

Tex Mex Deviled Eggs
Avocado Dip 
Shrimp Marinated in Savory Sauce
Sweet and Sour Chicken 
Baked Crab Rangoon
Roast Beef and Havarti Sliders
Mac and Cheese Cupcake Bites
Garlic Herb Cucumber Bites
Strawberry Angel Food Kebabs with Chocolate Sauce
Butter Pecan Cake
Salted Caramel 6-Layer Chocolate Cake


To discuss the possibility of having Canopy Rose Catering cater your next function, contact Chef Kathi at 850-539-7750 or at canopyrose@aol.com to check availability. Serving Greater Tallahassee, North Florida, South Georgia and many coastal and beach communities along the Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Another Holiday Seafood Appetizer from Canopy Rose Catering

This appetizer is very similar to the Crab Meat Appetizer that is posted below. The only difference is that we topped the crab meat with shrimp. Yum! Same great flavor with a lot more seafood!

A Crab and Shrimp Appetizer from Canopy Rose Catering, Tallahassee, Fl. 

A Crab Meat Appetizer That Is Perfect For Holiday Catering in Tallahassee

Crab Meat Appetizer by Canopy Rose Catering. Tallahassee, Florida 
Here is a picture of one of our Crab Appetizers. It's pretty and popping with pizzazz! If you like red pepper jelly, cream cheese, green onions and crab meat, you'll love this pre dinner dip from the kitchen of Canopy Rose Catering.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Caprese Kebabs: A Festive and Flavorful Appetizer from Canopy Rose Catering

What's not to love about these festive Caprese Kebabs from Canopy Rose Catering? 

These rate a Perfect A as a pre-dinner appetizer. In this version, Chef Kathi threaded marinated mozzarella, fresh spinach leaves, grape tomatoes and Kalamata olives on knotted kebab picks. The center of the dish is filled in true Canopy Rose fashion with lots of extras! A Basil and Olive Oil Drizzle completes the dish.
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To discuss the possibility of having Canopy Rose Catering cater your next function, contact Chef Kathi at 850-539-7750 or at canopyrose@aol.com to check availability.

Canopy Rose Catering Goes "Southern Gourmet" For A Private Dinner Party In Tallahassee, Florida


Canopy Rose Catering Goes "Southern Gourmet" For A Private Dinner Party In Tallahassee, Florida on Friday, October 18, 2013.

The occasion: Canopy Rose Catering was hired to cater "A Jolly Good Southern Gourmet Dinner Party for 65" To Celebrate The Retirement of Dr. Walter Tschinkel, World Famous Scientist, Florida State University Professor and Author. 

The flavor-popping and accolade-producing menu prepared and served by Chef Kathi and her team of culinary assistants included: 

Cocktail Hour (Butler Served Appetizers)

Canopy Rose Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Sauce

Canopy Rose Sweet Potato Bites 

Canopy Rose Caramelized Brie Bites

Dinner:

Canopy Rose Pan-Sautéed Fresh Red Snapper (Cooked on location)

Canopy Rose Cheddar Cheese Stone Ground Grits

Canopy Rose Slightly Spicy Southern Greens

Canopy Rose Stuffed Tomatoes

Canopy Rose Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Corn Bread


Butler-Passed Petite Desserts:

Canopy Rose Petite Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing and Banana Chips

Canopy Rose Petite Lemon Tartlets with Fresh Berries

Canopy Rose Chocolate Kahlua Balls 



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Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering
850-539-7750

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Catering Pictures From A Special Event Canopy Rose Catered in Miller's Landing in Tallahassee, Florida on September 27, 2013



This image shows some Grilled Chicken Kebabs as they were being prepared by Chef Kathi of Canopy Rose Catering for a special event our team catered in Tallahassee, Florida.


This image shows Antipasto Platters that were custom created by Chef Kathi of Canopy Rose Rose Catering
for a special event in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Fruit and Veggies, an edible centerpiece from Canopy Rose Catering.

Setting up one of the food stations for a party catered in Tallahasee by Canopy Rose Catering.

Setting up the Fruit, Veggie and Antipasto Station for a Party in Miller's Landing in Tallahassee, Florida.
Photo and Food Styling by Canopy Rose Catering.



Guest of Honor, Former Governor and Senator Bob Graham and Senator Graham's daughter Gwen Graham who is running for Congress in 2014 pose for a picture with some of the Canopy Rose Catering staff. 



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Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering
850-539-7750

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wedding Tastings By Canopy Rose Catering

Getting ready for a wedding tasting in the Canopy Rose Tasting Room with one of our wonderful engaged couples!



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Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering
850-539-7750

Friday, August 30, 2013

It's Never Too Early To Start Planning Your Holiday Luncheon

 Does your office, club or organization host a holiday luncheon? December is still several months away, but some of our dates are already booked! Yes, of course you can call us and ask us to hold a date for you!   

Cranberry Almond Bread from Canopy Rose Catering

This Holiday Luncheon from Canopy Rose Catering includes our signature salad, pasta square casserole entree, holiday bread  and a lovely raspberry and vanilla buttercream holiday cake. 


The finale for this holiday luncheon catered by Canopy Rose Catering was a fabulous red and white holiday inspired cake. 

To hire Chef Kathi and Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability. Follow Me on Pinterest

Planning an event this fall?

Planning an event this fall? Don't forget to check the calendar for potential conflicts. For clients living in and around Tallahassee who are planning Saturday events, between September and November, we recommend checking the Florida State Football Schedule before committing to a date.

Many of our clients choose other days of the week for their parties.... perhaps a Friday night or Sunday night, unless of course, their party is a tailgate party!

Here is the schedule for the FSU Seminole Football Games for 2013.  Call us or email us if you need party trays.  Some of the dates are already booked, but if we have the date open, we will be more than happy to accommodate your catering and special event requests. GO TEAM!!!!!

The 2013 Florida State University Football Game Schedule
(It's only about one of the most important schedules around Tallahassee!!!)

Monday, September 2       
at Pittsburgh Panthers
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, September 7       
Open Date

Saturday, September 14    
Nevada Wolf Pack 
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fl

Saturday, September 21       
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fl

Saturday, September 28
at Boston College Eagles
Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Ma

Saturday, October 5                
Maryland Terrapins
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fl

Saturday, October 12              
Open Date

Saturday, October 19              
at Clemson Tigers
Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC

Saturday, October 26              
NC State Wolfpack
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fl 

Saturday, November 2             
Miami (FL) Hurricanes 
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fl

Saturday, November 9              
at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
BB & T Field, Winston-Salem, NC

Saturday, November 16            
Syracuse Orange (HC)
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fl

Saturday, November 23            
Idaho Vandals
Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida 

Saturday, November 30            
at Florida Gators     
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida

Saturday, December 7                
ACC Championship Game 
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC


To hire Chef Kathi and Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability. Follow Me on Pinterest

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sunday Night Supper with Friends

Bringing friends together to break bread is truly one of life's greatest pleasures. This light and luscious menu from the kitchen of Canopy Rose Catering is perfect for chic hot-weather entertaining. It's August, it's Florida, the temperature is in the triple digits, but inside the ambient air feels perfect, the table is set with pretty summer dishes atop placemats over a bare table.

Sunday Night Supper with Friends



Cocktails In The Living Room
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Iced Shrimp Display with Spicy Cocktail Sauce

Red Pepper Jelly, Cream Cheese and Scallion Cheese Spread

A Basket of Crackers


Setting up for the cocktail hour.



Maryland Crab Cakes, a classic-tried-and-true treat from Canopy Rose Catering.



Dinner in the Dining Room
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Craisins, Dates and Almonds
with Sweet and Jazzy Dressing

Maryland Crab Cakes, Tallahassee Style

Naan Bread with Olive Oil and Herbs

Watermelon

Watermelon is perfect food for the hottest days of the year.




Monday, July 29, 2013

Schedule A Wedding Consultation With Chef Kathi of Canopy Rose Catering To Plan Your Tallahassee Area Wedding Reception

The Canopy Rose Meeting and Tasting Room

Canopy Rose offers complimentary wedding consultations and tastings with qualified brides, grooms, moms and dads.  

If you are planning a wedding in North Florida or South Georgia, we invite you to explore the possibilities of having Canopy Rose cater your wedding reception.

The Canopy Rose Meeting and Tasting Room


The Canopy Rose Meeting and Tasting Room 

To schedule a consultation, contact Chef Kathi by email or by telephone 850-539-7750.


The Canopy Rose Catering Kitchen


A Recent Reception Menu From Canopy Rose Catering



Reception Menu ~ July 27, 2013

Cascading Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Display 

Skewered Chicken Kebabs 

Boar's Head Roast Beef and Havarti Sliders 

Horseradish Sauce 

Paella Salad

Picadillo accompanied by Corn Cups

Caramelized Brie Bites 

Cheesecake Bites 

This delightful menu was prepared by Canopy Rose Catering for an event in Tallahassee, Florida on July 27, 2013. Delicious! 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Fruit and Vegetable Display

Fruit and Vegetable Displays, such as the one pictured here that we prepared on July 27, 2013 for a Life Celebration in Tallahassee, Florida serve multiple purposes. Whether positioned on its very own table or as part of a larger buffet this show stopping centerpiece from Canopy Rose Catering brings in oodles of oohs and aaahs. It is a quintessential part of many fancy soirees... Wedding Receptions, Anniversary Parties, Galas, Holiday Parties, Grand Openings....

Friday, July 26, 2013

What is Cooking In The Catering Kitchen?

We just finished assembling a popular Tallahassee favorite: Grilled Chicken Kebabs. Today's version has a Garden Party Garnish. Beautiful. Delicious. Fresh. Catering at its best!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Smoked Salmon, Pesto, Black Olive Torte

The Canopy Rose Smoked Salmon, Pesto and Black Olive Torte appetizer is delicious, sophisticated and perfect for weddings and other elegant soirees. 

Image of a small Smoked Salmon, Pesto and Black Olive Torte from Canopy Rose Catering. 

Smoked Salmon

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Drop-off Party Platters On Your Platters or Ours...Just Ask!


This Marinated Tuscan Antipasto Platter is a wonderful appetizer for cocktail parties, wedding receptions and dinner parties. We prepared this one for a small drop-off Tallahassee wedding reception at the bride and groom's home in the Killearn area. The bride even furnished her own favorite serving platters for us to use. This is always an option. If you would like for us to use your platters for a drop-off or even pick-up catering order, we will need to make arrangements to get the platters several days in advance.

Pick Your Bread & Spread

Bread of the Day 1.00

French Bread Baguette Rounds 1.00

Garlic Bread 1.25

Pita Bread 1.50

Corn Bread with Green Chilies and Cheese 2.95

Honey-Jalapeno Corn Bread 2.95

Salsa and Cheese Bread Ole! 2.95

French Bread with Chevre, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Chives 2.95

Strawberry Streusel Muffins 3.95

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins 3.95

Prize Winning Caraway Onion Puffs 3.95

Phyllo Cheese Straws with Pesto 4.95

French Bread w/ Pesto, Feta Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Olives 4.95

Bohemian Oyster French Bread Loaf 7.95

Butter .25

Herbal Butter .75

Tuscany Cheese Spread 2.95

Hummus 2.95

Spinach Dip 3.95

Catering Menus and Price Lists

Ask about our K.I.S. Catering Specials Starting at $14.95 per person (the perfect option for the budget savvy.)


Our extensive mix and match catering menus follow. Simply click on each category on the top right side of the website, to pull up a list of options.


For those seeking a turn-key catering solution.... our catering packages for receptions, banquets and holidays are simply perfect. These catering packages are also listed along the right side of the website.

For those looking for a highly original menu and theme for their event- Canopy Rose Catering's creativity and ability to create the WOW Factor is legendary! Don't miss the section on our unique catering stations for a taste of the fun of having a Canopy Rose Catered Event!

Weddings and Special Events By Canopy Rose

We really enjoy custom designing your catering for each different event and prefer to talk over the phone, communicate by e-mail or meet in person over a cup of coffee. Please make an appointment with Kathi Bess to discuss your Party and Catering needs. Call 850-539-7750 or email us at canopyrose@aol.com.

Monthly Catering Special

Make sure and ask us about any catering specials we are running for the month.

The specials are a great way to treat your office, family and friends to the delicious foods of Canopy Rose.

Our catering specials are also a delicious solution for shoestring budgets! They include an entree, salad, crackers or bread. $10.00 p/p light portion / $15.00 p/p hearty portion

Have a big group and a small budget? Don't hesitate to ask us to help you. Canopy Rose is very creative in providing affordable, cost-effective catering solutions.

Kathi Wins Writing Award

Canopy Rose owner, Kathi Dameron has won the 2nd Place Award in the Newspaper Article Category at the 2008 Southern Christian Writer's Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for her article, Simple Act of Sharing Food Can Truly Bring People Together. This article appeared in the Northeast Chronicle - Tallahassee Democrat during the spring of 2008 in the Entertaining with Kathi column.

Grand Prize Winner In Cooking Contest

The year was 1987 when Kathi Dameron, a passionate gourmet cook who spent her days teaching 32 second graders, and her weekends hosting fun parties for her circle of friends at her waterfront home on Florida's North Hutchinson Island, won two prizes in the first cooking contest she ever entered. One of these prizes was the coveted Grand Prize. At that moment Kathi knew that one day in the not too distant future her special dream to launch her very own catering company would be realized. Seven years later that day arrived with the birth of Canopy Rose in Florida's Capital City in 1994.

What's Cooking At Canopy Rose?

More fabulous ideas from Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company. We invite you to read on...

Canopy Rose Booking Information

We are delighted that you are interested in booking the services of Canopy Rose! The process is very simple!

Simply call 850-539-7750 (office) or 850-228-0583 (cellular)
(If you should get the voice mail, please leave a message and we will return your call asap.) or send us an e-mail to canopyrose@aol.com

In order to best serve you we will need to know the following details:

1. The date, time and location of your event

2. The number of anticipated guests

3. The type of event (ie: office luncheon, wedding reception, holiday party, small private dinner party in your home, legislative cocktail party, etc.)

4. A description of the food, services and catering budget you have in mind.