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, November 24, 2007

What's Hot In Catered Christmas Parties in 2007?

The hottest news in catered Christmas Parties in North Florida and South Georgia for 2007 is that long-time Tallahassee caterer and event designer, Kathi Dameron is opening the exciting Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company just in time for the holiday season.

For a customized menu designed exclusively for your event contact Kathi at

The new Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company is located at 101 West Seventh Avenue in downtown Havana, Florida.

We serve the Florida Capital Region, North Florida and South Georgia.
Photo Credit: Kilian Zsuzsanna (Budapest, Hungary)

Elegant Catering For Formal Occasions In North Florida & South Georgia

Elegant Customized Catering For The Most Special Days of Your Life!

Sweet Sixteen Birthday Parties
Graduation Celebrations
Junior - Senior Prom
Debutante Balls
Black Tie Dinners
Romantic Wedding Proposal Dinners
Engagement Parties
Wedding Rehearsal Dinners
Wedding Receptions
Anniversary Parties
Christening Luncheons
Quincenera Celebrations
Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
Holiday Open Houses
Grand Openings
Social, Political, Legislative and Corporate Catering With Great Style and Pizzazz By Chef Kathi Dameron.


Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company
101 West Seventh Avenue
Havana, Florida 32333

We are located in a historic old bank building in the quaint village of Havana, Florida.

Canopy Rose caters elegant events at your location or ours.

Canopy Rose serves the communities of Tallahassee, Havana, Quincy, Bainbridge, Thomasville, Quitman, Moultrie, Monticello, Crawfordville, Panacea, St. George Island, and other nearby North Florida and South Georgia cities and towns.

Photo Credit: Jan Sundstedt (Linkoping, Ostergotland, Sweden)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Give The Gift of Private or Small Group Cooking Classes

Looking for a holiday, wedding or special occasion gift for a loved one that won't rust away or gather dust?

Why not give the gift of private or small group cooking classes with Chef Kathi Dameron of the exciting new Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company!

The gift of recreational culinary instruction will surely be one of the most delicious and smart gifts you could possibly give.

We offer Custom-Tailored Gift Certificates for the Coolest Christmas Present of 2007, located in the quaint town of Havana, Florida we are centrally located to serve North Florida and South Georgia.

Contact Kathi Dameron at 850-539-7750

Creative Holiday Catering In The Tallahassee Area

Delight your guests taste buds this holiday season with the delicious foods of Chef Kathi Dameron.

For a unique customized menu based on exquisite food and designed with great style and pizzazz, call Kathi at 850-539-7750.

Kathi Dameron was a long-time Tallahassee, Florida area caterer who owned Canopy Rose Catering. A few years ago she shuttered her business so that she could concentrate her energies on other creative pursuits.

In the autumn of 2007 she discovered a wonderful business location in the quaint town of Havana, Florida and began implementing a business plan to open the exciting new Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company.

In addition to offering exclusive, high-end catering and special event orchestration, this new business will offer an exciting menu of fabulous food-related services. The culinary studio will serve as the setting for cooking classes, make and take workshops, special food events, private tasting parties, photo styling, cookbook writing collaborations, public relations, marketing and advertising.

We have several local food personalities who are very interested in coming in to teach cooking classes. We are currently putting together our 2008 class schedule. We would love your input on classes you might enjoy taking!

Our chief objective with this business is to be a collaborative community pursuit with a delicious food-related flavor. We believe in a win-win-win philosophy. While we have decided to add catering into the mix of our services because we have such a solid foundation in the area of catered functions, we are not at all interested in being the biggest or busiest caterer in the North Florida - South Georgia region. Been there, done that! Therefore, we are happy to promote other capital area caterers and food purveyors who also set high standards for culinary excellence.

The new Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company is also a great place to learn the art of catering through our How To Open A Catering Business Seminar Series.

As you can see, there are many exciting things a-coming!

Exciting New Tallahassee Area Food Business To Open For The Holidays

Tallahassee food publicist, newspaper columnist, caterer and chef-instructor Kathi Dameron is opening an exciting new food business.

Business Name: Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio & Catering Company

Location: 101 West Seventh Avenue, Havana Florida

Services: Catering, Special Events, Dream Wedding Receptions, Cooking Classes, Workshops, Guest Chef Culinary Demonstrations, Food Events, Tasting Parties, Cookbook Collaborations, Food Writing, Photo Styling, Food Tourism, Culinary Adventures, Public Relations, Marketing and Advertising.

Phone 850-422-3599 (Tallahassee number)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Holiday parties, holiday parties, and more holiday parties! On this blog you will find information on a wealth of information both related and unrelated to the topic of catering a party in the Tallahassee, Florida area.

You will also find links to resources like online spots for buying wholesale flowers for your special events.
"It's terribly amusing how many different climates of feeling one can go through in a day." ~ Ann Morrow Lindbergh

Becoming aware of circumstantial personal weather patterns is indeed a big key to knowing and understanding oneself.

During this season of tall expectations when the world paints Norman Rockwell visions of perfection and yet somehow no matter how hard we try we recognize that our lives fall short and don't quite measure up...

Just lighten up and change the things you can and accept the things you can't. Don't waste the holidays stressed over the things that are not! All of our lives are overflowing with beautiful blessings of which to be grateful for!
At this time of year, creating pinecone decorations is a wonderful way to get your home and hearth in the spirit for the holidays.

Why not brew up a pot of hot spiced cider, whip up a nice little snack to nosh on, fill the room with some Christmas music and indulge your creativity in making some festive holiday decorations?

Be sure and check out our list of upcoming classes for the new year, too!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thanksgiving Flowers

In this season of Thanksgiving, the gift of flowers and food to those who have given to us in special ways over the year, is a wonderful way to show our hearfelt appreciation.

wholesale flowers

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Elegant Wedding Catering, Cooking Classes & More In The Tallahassee Area

In early December 2007, local food personality & caterer, Kathi Dameron will be opening the brand new home for Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company in a beautiful old, historic bank building, a short baguette toss from Florida's Capital City. Located on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Hwy 27 in a quaint community that has received the designation of: Florida's Friendliest Town.

This new venture will feature high-end wedding and special event catering and event design throughout the communities of North Florida and South Georgia. Tallahassee, Havana, Quincy, St. George Island, Panacea, St. Marks, Crawfordville, Wakulla, Apalachicola, Thomasville, Bainbridge, Moultrie, Hartsfield and other neighboring communities will be served.

Cooking classes, make and take culinary workshops, evenings of dialogue, guest chef collaborations, team building events, food writing, food styling, cookbook collaborations, food publicity, food tourism and international jaunts to cooking schools in other countries are among the other services that will be offered at the Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio.

Elegant Dream Wedding Receptions By Chef Kathi Dameron

Creating Beautiful and Delicious Culinary Artistry Experiences For Brides and Grooms With Discriminating Palates

Wonderfully Unique Menus Custom Created Especially For Your Event

CRCA Studio Trained Staff

Licensed and Insured

Private Candlelight Bride and Groom Tasting Parties

Full Wedding Reception Orchestration

For more information contact Kathi at:

Tallahassee 850-422-3599
Havana 850-539-7750 (after Thanksgiving 2007)

Photo Credits: Mark Nikellis ( Argos, Argolis, Greece) & Rob Darby (Altaville, California, USA)

Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Spicy Cajun Christmas Celebration By Chef Kathi Dameron 850-539-7750

My mind is always popping with different menus. Tonight while preparing dinner, the following ideas danced across my tastebuds for a Spicy Cajun Christmas Celebration.

Imagine playing homage to the festive holiday colors of red and green with an outrageous Cajun twist. I'm thinking big ruffly collard greens, artistically hollowed out cabbages filled with delicious dips and surrounded by boldly colored fresh vegetables. Of course. there will be several other designer touches- but I'm not going to spill all my secrets, here. Nope! You'll just have to wait till the party to discover the rest of the surprises!

A sample menu for catering a Cajun-themed party might include:

Oysters Rockefeller

Spicy Cajun Shrimp, Crabs and Crawfish

Assorted Crostini and Bruschetta

Muffuletta Wedges

Holiday Smoked Turkey Platter with Condiments and Specialty Breads

Golden Macaroni and Cheese Beignets

Jambalaya Served In Roasted Red and Green Pepper Shells

Festive Holiday Salad Trio ~ Your Choice of 3 of our Signature Salads

Banana Foster Bread Pudding

Praline Cheesecake

A Dazzling Display of Chocolate Candy Confections

This menu is available for private catered events from Chef Kathi Dameron of the Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio.

Serving North Florida and South Georgia, Tallahassee, Thomasville, Havana, Bainbridge, Quincy, Crawfordville, Panacea, St. George Island, Leon County, Gadsden, Franklin, Wakulla, Thomas...

Need a place to hold your party? We have a beautiful facility 12 miles from Tallahassee in the quaint historic town of Havana.

Whether at your place or ours... we can provide all the special services that will turn your corporate office luncheon, business or social brunch, dinner party, reception, political, club or charity fundraiser into an event that will long be remembered for style, pizzazz and exquisite taste.

Call Kathi at 850-539-7750 to book your party.

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.