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.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Tuscan-Inspired Gourmet Take-Out Coming To Downtown Havana Florida

To coincide with our Taste of Tuscany promotion, we will be featuring a collection of some favorite Tuscan-inspired foods. We will have these foods available for gourmet take-out and for catering. For all of our friends who visit our blog from afar, we have some special treats in store for you, too!

Please return often to see what's cooking at the Canopy Rose blog.

For those of you who are interested in traveling with us to Tuscany and Umbria in October please get your reservations in as soon as possible. Space is very limited!

Need a copy of our travel brochure? Call us at 850-539-7750 and we will gladly put one in the mail to you.

Join Canopy Rose For Food Tours of Europe

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For a full color brochure by mail contact:

Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company

101 West Seventh Avenue

Havana, Florida 32333


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Gourmet Box Lunches

Gourmet Box Lunches are available by advance reservation from our catering division.

All ingredients are purchased exclusively for each order, therefore we request that you place your order well enough in advance to allow for procurement of all materials.

Corporate clients generally place their reservation a month or more in advance to be sure that they get their event on our calendar.

When you need a great resource for dozens, hundreds or thousands of delicious box lunches in the Tallahassee area, North Florida or South Georgia- call Kathi Dameron at Canopy Rose 850-539-7750.

Our box lunch menu includes classic, contemporary and custom-designed favorites.

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Join Us On Our Food Tour To Tuscany In October 2008

To request your own full color brochure about this trip call Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio & Catering Company at 850-539-7750.

Too Busy To Cook?

Delicious home-meal replacement solutions.

Questions? E-mail us at or call us at 850-539-7750.

Tallahassee's Favorite Legislative Caterer Opens New Catering Business

One of the Florida Capitol's most favorite long-time Tallahassee area caterers (Canopy Rose Catering) has opened an exciting new catering business in the nearby historic town of Havana Florida.

In addition to full-service catering delivered and set-up at your special event, the Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company also offers a delicious blend of special event design, dinners-to-go, cooking classes, lunch n learn, creative workshops, corporate team building events, food styling, food writing, cookbook collaboration, food publicity, consulting, food tourism, guest chef demonstrations and foodie events.

During the 2008 legislative session, Canopy Rose is available for breakfasts, buffet lunches, box lunches, receptions, cocktail parties and plated sit-down dinners throughout the capitol complex, Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Franklin and Jefferson Counties.

Legislators, lobbyists, staff or anyone for that matter who find themselves far too busy to cook during the annual spring whirlwind of activity can have their freezers stocked with a delicious cache of handcrafted fare from the Canopy Rose Dinner-To-Go Collection.

To discuss your food requirements contact Kathi Dameron of Canopy Rose at 850-539-7750 or at

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Classic, Contemporary and Custom-Created Catered Cuisine From Canopy Rose

At Canopy Rose we are covering all the bases! Whether your tastes lean to the left or to the right or smack dab in the center, you are bound to find that we'll hit it out of the ball park every time!

For the absolute best in classic, contemporary or custom-created catered foods - call Kathi at Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company~ 850-539-7750.

Our catering division does 2008 presidential political fundraisers, victory parties, office luncheons, legislative receptions, gala grand openings, company picnics, box lunches, product launch parties, lunch n learns, open houses, company holiday parties, drug rep lunch drop offs, banquets, weddings, anniversaries, baby showers, engagement parties, bridesmaid luncheons, tailgate parties, graduation parties, birthday parties, theme parties, black-tie soirees, charity fundraisers, beach parties, Day on the Hill Events, Association Events, Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies, Bill Signing Celebrations, breakfasts, brunches, dinners, and much more!

We serve Florida's State Capitol, Tallahassee, Havana, Quincy, Monticello, Crawfordville, St. Marks, Panacea, St George Island, Apalachicola, Thomasville, Bainbridge, North Florida, Panhandle, Coastal Communities, and South Georgia.

Some clients of Canopy Rose Catering* included:
The Florida Governor's Mansion
The Florida Supreme Court
The Florida Bar
Governor Lawton Chiles
Katherine Harris
Visit Florida
City of Tallahassee
American Heart Association
National Council of Jewish Women
Public Forum Institute
Bank of America
Sperry and Associates
First South Bank / BB&T
Sunshine State Credit Union
Steel, Hector and Davis
Kidd Driscoll
Fonville Hinkle
HealthPlan SouthEast
Dr. Russell Rainey
LeMoyne Art Foundation
Plus thousands and thousands of other clients during my tenure as the chef/owner of Canopy Rose Catering.
* Canopy Rose Catering was a premiere Tallahassee catering operation for over a decade. The business closed a few years ago so that owner, Kathi Dameron could engage in some other creative pursuits. During this time, Kathi began writing the popular "Entertaining with Kathi" column in the Northeast Chronicle, a community publication of the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper. In January of 2008, Canopy Rose reopened as a regional culinary arts studio and catering company in a historic bank building in downtown Havana, Florida. In addition to offering catering for a wide range of special events, Canopy Rose offers cooking classes, dinners-to-go, food jaunts, cookbook collaborations, food styling, food writing, team building events and consulting.

Too Busy to Cook? Canopy Rose would love to meet with you to discuss your catering needs. Kathi can be contacted at or 850-539-7750.

Canopy Rose Dinner-To-Go Collection

Here is a favorite special for our meat and potatoes friends:

Jack Daniel's Steak accompanied by Oven Roasted French Fries
Served with Canopy Rose's Special Ketchup. $12.95 per person

Why not begin with a wide wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with with our thick, chunky homemade Blue Cheese Dressing or one of our specialty salads?

Don't miss our decadent desserts! Just carry it home and pop it all in your refrigerator until just before dinner. Serving directions included on all take out dinners.

Available By Advance Order Only From The Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company "Dinner-To-Go Collection." Our foods are great for everything from dinner for one or two to parties of any size. Canopy Rose is located in downtown Havana Florida. We service North Florida, Tallahassee, the capitol region, the Gulf Coast and South Georgia.

We offer a wide variety of classic, contemporary and custom menu ideas for special event catering.

101 West Seventh Avenue

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Monday, February 25, 2008

$195.00 Office Luncheon Special For March 2008

This month's special is perfect for legislative lunches!

For a complete "Welcome Back Legislators Office Luncheon Menu" contact Canopy Rose at 850-539-7750.

Canopy Rose offers a delicious menu of fresh and creative foods, hand crafted especially for your special event.

Luncheons starting at $195.00 plus delivery and tax.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Great Food Warms The Heart

Any day is a great day for Canopy Rose's Gourmet-To-Go! Looking for a special gift for a family member, neighbor, church member, dear friend or co-worker?

Canopy Rose can help you to put together a food gift that will warm the recipient's heart.

We are often asked to prepare special congratulatory meals for new parents, convalescing family or friends, sympathy meals and more.

Inscribed cards might read...

"I'm thinking of you!"

"For your family to enjoy..."

"Something for you..."


"Get well."

"With deepest sympathy."

For more information on food gifts contact Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company at 850-539-7750.

We are located in downtown Havana, Florida.

Exciting New Food Business Opens In Downtown Havana Florida

Weekend jaunts to Havana Florida are becoming tastier than ever with the opening of the new Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Canopy Rose will swing open its front doors to the public.

Come discover a cache of delicious hand-crafted foods perfect for lunchtime and suppertime meals. In addition to special salads and entrees, you'll find specialty desserts to take home.

Please note that we only cook up a small portion of food, so if you would like one of our specials - place a reservation.

Contact info:

Canopy Rose. 539-7750
101 West Seventh Ave
Havana,Florida 32333


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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Dinner-To-Go Special for February 22-24, 2008

Canopy Rose to launch Dinner-To-Go program on the weekend of Friday - Sunday February 22, 23, 24.


Cuban Picadillo
A delightful, traditional Cuban dish made with ground beef, tomatoes, raisins, almonds, and olives. Served over yellow rice.
Available in the following sizes:
Mini 6.95
Regular 9.95
Hearty 12.95

Mixed Greens with Fresh Fruit & Our Famous Sweet & Jazzy Dressing
With Entree add 3.95
As a meal with Grilled Chicken 12.95

Key Lime Squares 3.50 each

How to place an order:
Call 850-539-7750

Pick up times run between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm. Please let us know when you place your order when you would like your food to be ready.
Other pick-up times can possibly be arranged.

Pick up at Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company in downtown Havana, Florida.


101 West Seventh Ave. We are located on the corner of 7th Ave. & Hwy. 27

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Dinner-To-Go Specials Beginning Friday Night In Downtown Havana

The Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company in historic downtown Havana, Florida is excited to announce that we will begin offering Friday Night, Saturday Night and Sunday Night "Dinner-To-Go" Specials.

"Dinner-To-Go" is a delicious hand crafted, made from scratch, chef-prepared dish that is ready to take home and eat. PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS and everyone you know!!! We Want To BE AROUND To Serve YOU A LONG TIME!!

These specials will be affordably priced between 6.95 and 12.95.

To find out the Special of The Day and to place your order, please call 539-7750.

Please note that we only make enough food to cover our reservations. So don't be left out. Call ahead!

If you would like to be included on our mailing list, please send your contact information to and put "add me to your mailing list" in the subject heading.

Dinners will be available for pick up between 4:30 and 6:00 pm. If you need to pick your dinner up outside of that window of time, we will do our best to accomodate your schedule.

We accept personal checks or cash.

Need family size or party size portions? Simply call Kathi!

We are easy to find! Now that our signs are up, we are hard to miss! We are located on the corner of Hwy. 27 and 7Th Avenue. Our culinary arts studio and catering company is directly across the street from the popular H&H Antiques. Look for the green marble-front building with
the Canopy Rose signs. The building is white on the Hwy 27 side. If you are coming from Tallahassee, just take North Monroe Street north to downtown Havana. When you get to 7th Avenue, you 'll see our building. Just turn left and look for a place to park. Other landmarks include our next door neighbor, The Havana Herald /Publishing Company. We are the first business on the street.

Fun Things To Do In The Tallahassee Area

A jaunt to the quaint historic town of Havana, Florida is a great way to spend a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

While in Havana you can browse one of a kind boutiques, galleries, and nostalgia-filled antique shops, dine in cozy cafes, engage in creative classes and even pick up a Canopy Rose Dinner-To-Go so that when you arrive home you won't have to fire up the oven or worry about what to cook for dinner!

The newest addition to the Havana scene is the exciting Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company. Canopy Rose is a regional culinary arts center blooming with fun synergy.

Come and catch the artistic spirit in this unique little village, a baguettes toss from Florida's capital city, Tallahassee!

To place your order for a Canopy Rose Dinner-To-Go call the office at 850-539-7750. Dinners are available in three sizes:

1. Mini Portion $6.95 plus tax

2. Regular Portion $9.95 plus tax

3. Full Pan $79.95 plus tax

These yummy cooked from scratch dinners are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays by advance reservation. To find out what's cooking on a particular night call Kathi and ask her.

Have a special request? Let us know! We are happy to create your favorites if we have enough advance planning time to grocery shop, prep and cook.

Rental Space Available By The Hour

Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company, located in the historic district of downtown Havana, Florida at 101 West Seventh Avenue has rental space available by the hour.

The space for rent is perfect as a meeting place for staff retreats, small clubs, service organizations, classes, workshops, business seminars, book clubs, Red Hat Groups, church ministries, etc. We also have a licensed commercial kitchen available for rent by the hour.

Havana is a delightful destination for weekend antique jaunts. We are strategically located between Tallahassee, North Florida & South Georgia.

Phone: 850-539-7750

Availability on a first come first serve basis.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Corporate Team-Building Cooking Classes Near Tallahassee Florida

The Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company offers interactive team building and team bonding events where participants work together to create a delicious meal.

Some benefits of a team building cooking class include:

1. an improvement of communication skills
2. an enhanced spirit of cooperation and constructive criticism
3. a strategic building of trust & strengthening of relationships
4. the fostering of winning attitudes & team spirit
5. the ability to achieve objectives
6. the nurturing of creativity & innovation
7. the opportunity to have fun and learn together with colleagues while accomplishing the goal

There are several ways that Canopy Rose can structure a team building event for your group.

First we will need to identify specific objectives that you have for this activity. Once we have a good grasp on what you would like for your group to achieve, we can begin designing the team-building event in a way that will best facilitate your goals.

All of our corporate team building events are custom designed especially for you based on your identified objectives, budgetary requirements and taste preferences.

Our menu options are as unlimited as the imagination, ideas are as close as our own Gulf Coast Regional Cuisine to ideas that jaunt the far flung corners of the globe. Kathi Dameron will work very closely with you to design a delicious menu.

Each of our Team Building Cooking Classes include:

1. all necessary food and supplies for the activities

2. recipe handouts for each participant

3. aprons and dishtowels

4. use of available kitchen tools and equipment, kitchen/ studio and dining room

5. plus additional items based on the structure and design of your group's activities

Canopy Rose's corporate team building cooking classes are available to businesses located in the Tallahassee Florida area, the capital region, North Florida and South Georgia. Our culinary arts studio is located in downtown Havana, Florida - a baguette toss from Tallahassee. We are housed inside the historic Havana State Bank Building at the corner of Hwy 27 and 7th Avenue.

For more information and to arrange a team building cooking class for your group contact us at 850-539-7750 or at

A February 2008 Special For Office Catering

Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company


February 2008 Special For Tallahassee, Florida Area Office Luncheon Catering

A Classic Tried & True Favorite From The Canopy Rose Menu Archives

Chicken Tetrazinni Pasta Squares Casserole

Mixed Greens With Fresh Fruit

Sweet & Jazzy Dressing

Tuscany Cheese Spread

Bread Basket

8 to 10 Servings for $195.00 + tax & delivery
Please place your catering orders at least 72 hours in advance.

850-539-7750 or 850-228-0583

Serving Florida's Capital Region, North Florida and South Georgia

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Lunch N Learn at Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company with Author, Karen Knox

Coming Soon: A Canopy Rose Lunch N Learn with Monticello, Florida book author, Karen Knox.

Forget The Die-its Learn To Live-it! is Karen's brilliant and inspiring brand new, hot-off the press resource book that could quite possible save your life.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Karen share "live-it" strategies at Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company this spring.

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Culinary Tour of Tuscany ~ October 2008


Date: Depart October 6 2008 / Return October 14 2008

Day 1 - Oct. 6, 2008

Depart Tallahassee for Rome

Day 2 - Oct. 7, 2008

Arrival in Rome, Pick up and transfer to Villa
Stop at seaside town of Talamone along the beautiful Tuscany coast
Villa Check in
Welcome Dinner at Villa

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 3 - Oct. 8 2008

Pick up at Villa for full day tour (History of Tuscany/Etruscans)
Organic farm tour focusing on prosciutto and cheesemaking
Cooking lesson at organic farm and lunch
A short stop in Montepulciano after the cooking lesson
Dinner on own

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 4 - Oct. 9, 2008

Transfer to Cortona, 2 hour tour
Lunch on own
Tour of Assisi, 2 hours including St. Francis Basilica
Dinner at villa
Meals included: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 5 - Oct. 10, 2008

3 hour tour of Siena, Duomo, Museo Civico & Santa Maria della Scala
Lunch on own
Afternoon Free
Dinner on own

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Oct. 11, 2008

Full day tour of the beautiful Chianti region, winery tour & tasting
Lunch at a traditional trattoria
Cooking lesson at the Villa, Dinner after

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 7- Oct. 12, 2008

Transfer from Villa to Florence
Optional church service
Lunch with congregation members
3 hour tour of Uffizi, Accademia, Santa Croce Church
Dinner on own

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch

Day 8 - Oct. 13 2008

4 hour walking tour of Florence including Mercato Centrale Food Market, Duomo, Duomo Museum, Baptistry doors, etc.
Lunch on own
Free afternoon
Farewell dinner

Meals included: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 9 - Oct. 14, 2008

Morning Euro star train from Florence to Rome Airport

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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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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.