The Fabulous Foods of Canopy Rose Catering

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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, October 20, 2007

Tallahassee Thanksgiving Menu

Tallahassee Florida Thanksgiving Menu Ideas From The Archives of Canopy Rose Catering and Special Events

Here you will find a few of the ideas that were popular for Thanksgiving events catered by Chef Owner Kathi Dameron.

Interested in knowing more about these items or in having a special menu custom designed for your special event? Contact Kathi directly at 850-422-3599 or at

We work with businesses and private individuals in all areas of food-related consulting. From helping restaurants create more wow to assisting party-givers in the creation of memorable and delicious menus for their most special events.

Thanksgiving Morning Breakfast:
Old Fashioned Home-Made Cinnamon Rolls
Sweet Potato Muffins
Fresh Apple Pound Cake
Pumpkin Streusel Bread
Pumpkin Corn Griddle Cakes with Apple-Quince Syrup
Bradley's Sausage with Cheddar Cheese Grits
Pumpkin Spiced Granola, Fruit and Yogurt Martinis
Pumpkin, Apple and Pecan Scones
Broiled Indian River Grapefruit
Indian Medley Frittata

Artichoke Nibbles
Armenian Pinwheel Sandwiches
Barley Sticks
Indian Snack Mix
Spiced Pecans
Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Baskets of Peppery Sage Popcorn
Chunky Guacamole & Fire Roasted Salsa with Blue Corn Chips
Chili Cheese Corn Squares
Mushroom and Oyster Crostini
Sherried Oyster Crostini
Oysters Rockefeller
Boiled Peanuts
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Side Dishes:
Sweet Potato Casserole Topped with Candied Pecan Brittle
Baby Carrots with Candied Pecans
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Sausage, Pecan and Mushroom Stuffing
Old Fashioned Cornbread Stuffing
Wild Rice and Oyster Stuffing
Harvest Vegetable Platter
Squash Casserole
Cornmeal Sage Biscuits
Hot and Smoky Peppered Corn Bread
Cranberry-Orange-Jalapeno Salsa
Roasted Stuffed Onions
Gratin of Butternut Squash and Yams
Parsnip Puree
Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash
Potato Nests with Shitake Mushrooms
Amaretto Pecan Cornbread Stuffing

Mixed Greens with Apple, Gorgonzola Cheese and Maple-Walnut Vinaigrette
Mixed Greens with Peppered Pears, Blue Cheese and Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette
Baby Greens with Seasonal Fresh & Dried Fruits and Florida Tangerine Vinaigrette
Field Greens with Crispy Fried Appalachicola Oysters and Chili-Spiked Tupelo Honey Vinaigrette

Traditional Roasted Turkey
Truffle-Scented Rock Cornish Game Hens with Mushroom, Pecan and Bacon Stuffing
Charcoal-Grilled Quail with Cranberry Glaze and Sausage Hazelnut Stuffing & Madeira Gravy
Crispy Roast Duck Bourguignonne
Curried Turkey in Phyllo Envelopes with Apple Chutney and Bourbon-Plumped Raisins
Maple-Cured Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Autumn Dried Fruits, Peppered Pancetta, & Apple Cider Jus

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Praline Cheesecake
Creme Brulee Cheesecake
Baklava Cheesecake
Pumpkin Roll with Maple Cream and Chocolate Ganache Drizzles
Apricot Brandy Poundcake
Pumpkin Rum Custard Baked in Miniature Pumpkins
Lacquered Pears
Bourbon Pecan Bars
Apple Crisp with Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
New Orleans Bread Pudding Served Warm in A Stemmed Goblet
Cranberryy, Almond & Pear Frangipani Tart
Pumpkin Pecan Fudge Squares
Pumpkin Tortelli Trifle

Autumn Corn Chowder
Old Fashioned Corn and Oyster Chowder
Butternut Squash Soup
Turkey, Vegetable and Noodle Soup
Cheddar Cheese Soup
Smoky Pumpkin Bisque
Roasted Gazpacho
Buttermilk Cornbread Soup
Soupe De Coquilles
Wild Mushroom Soup

Hot Spiced Cider
Cranberry & Sherbet Slush

Customized Menu Design Available Through Kathi Dameron and Associates
Photo Credit: Chris Dickson & SXC

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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.

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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.