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, July 28, 2007

The Semi-Catered Strategy ~ A Taste of The Carribean

Caribbean Nachos with Island Mango Salsa on Crispy SunDried Tomato Flour Triangles sounds like a delicious introduction to a Caribbean-flavored soiree.

Whether going island-hopping through the Caribbean on your sailboat, cruising the nearby Gulf of Mexico or simply chilling out at home, this island-style appetizer is sure to kick your menu off with panache.

This appetizer is available from The Main Ingredient, a Tallahassee Florida restaurant, bar, and catering company located at 1710 W. Tharpe Street.

Make sure to tell The Main Ingredient that Kathi Dameron sent you!

Need a customized menu for an upcoming shindig? Call Kathi Dameron at 850-422-3599

Kathi Dameron is a food writer, culinary artist, newspaper columnist (Entertaining with Kathi) and former caterer who is cooking up culinary collaborations throughout Florida's capital region.

Let's Entertain, Tallahassee: The Semi-Catered Strategy

Entertaining at any time of the year in Tallahassee can be a breeze with some Semi-Catered Strategies from food writer and caterer, Kathi Dameron.

If you are like me, the thought of firing up the oven, in the sizzling days of summer isn't high on your list of priorities.

The good news is we don't have to! With a little culinary collaboration and a bit of community support we can do our part to help keep our local businesses in the black during the dead days of summer.

So in the spirit of community and collaboration, I will be showcasing some delicious Semi-Catered Strategies. These are things that you can order to go from local restaurants, caterers and food purveyors to add a touch of edible pizzazz to your Tallahassee entertaining.

If you need help creating a Semi-Catered Menu or think that a certain business should be featured, call Kathi at 850-422-3599.

Watch this blog for featured foods that can be bought-to-go in Florida's capital region.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Culinary Options In Tallahassee

Imagine opening your freezer to discover a gourmet collection of custom-prepared appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts.

Fabulous and infinitely interesting foods that were prepared with the finest and freshest of ingredients right in your own kitchen by one of Tallahassee's Favorite Chefs.

Sounds like a dream? This summer food writer, former caterer and Personal Chef Extraordinaire Kathi Dameron is returning to a few select Tallahassee kitchens to create culinary wow.

The lucky few will end up with a freezer cache of gourmet treats that will rival the secret stashes of the rich and famous.

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

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

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.