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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Country 'Tis of Thee...Sweet Land of Liberty!

It is NEVER too early to begin planning your holiday patriotic celebrations and 2008 is destined to be a big year for the ole' red, white and blue!

Think ahead and start stocking your party closet up now and you'll be ready to celebrate Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Election Day in style this year.

For food think strawberries, blueberries and feather-light angel food cake.

For catering think Canopy Rose!

Hot Dog Cook Out In Downtown Havana

Who can resist a hot dog cook out at this time of year? Not I!

As part of a planning event for the upcoming Old Time Havana Days, hot dogs are going to be cooked on the patio at Kellum's Antique Center on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 6 pm. Betty and Jim request that we call in our RSVP's to 539-1544 if at all possible.

Come join us - the more the merrier! We need your help! Let's make this the biggest and best Old Time Havana Days in the history of Havana, Florida.

Reward Your Staff For A Job Well Done

Your office staff can either make you or break you. Naturally, the first option is the preferred option!

Whether you want to motivate your staff for what is to come or you want to reward them for a job well done - food is a delicious motivator.

Bring in a catered lunch from Canopy Rose and watch the productivity soar.

It never hurts to court, wine or dine those who are important to us and our objectives.

As the 2008 legislative session draws to a close, maybe it would be nice to throw a little party to say, "Thank You!"

Tallahassee Florida Catering Contact Information:
Canopy Rose

Ten Tips For Selecting a Caterer In Tallahassee For Your Annual Company Party

Ten Tips For Selecting A Caterer For Your Annual Company Holiday Party or Picnic

1. Book Your Venue and Caterer Early
The best caterer's calendars fill up early and this is especially true for the busy holiday season. Don't wait till the last minute! It is not uncommon for some companies to book their caterer a year in advance.

By booking early, not only will you save on the stress often associated with finding a caterer at the last minute, you may also save hundreds of dollars off the cost of the catering bill. Caterers will generally give you a better price when you book during their slower seasons.

2. Keep your Menus Fresh and Exciting
Don't just go with the same ole' same ole. The last thing you want to do is bore everyone to death with the expected. Find a caterer that will help bring your party to life with innovative food selections.

3. Stay current about local happenings in the culinary field- Google it!
By staying up-to-date and in-the-know, you 'll be in a better position to provide an exciting solution for your annual party. Is there a caterer in the community who is cooking up innovative and dynamic creations? Grab her! This passion alone for the culinary arts will make your event sizzle!

4. Think Outside The Box
Try something new for a change! A passionate caterer can give you all sorts of innovative ideas from menu options to themes you might never have thought about.

5. Choose A Caterer Based On More than Just Price
We get what we pay for! A creative caterer can help you get the most bang for your buck, but don't expect her to give it to you for free. Be willing to pay for her expertise.

6. Determine A Set of Criteria For Selecting Your Caterer
Determine what is most important to you about the catering and let the caterers you are interviewing know! Be proactive in the process.

7. Select A Caterer that is DBPR Licensed and Insured
Does the caterer have a current license? Does the caterer carry product liability insurance to cover you and your guests in the event of a food-borne illness?

8. Select A Caterer Who Is Hands-On
Find a caterer that will give you individualized attention and not treat your event like a cookie-cutter party. Does the caterer lead her team?

9. Make Your Decision In A Reasonable Amount of Time
Set up a timeline for obtaining catering quotes and procurement and stick to it. Let your prospective caterers know what this timeline is. It helps everyone if they are on the same page.

10. Pay Your Deposits On Time and Send A Thank You Note
Caterers and venues generally require that deposits be paid at the time of booking. Final balances are usually due a week or two before the event. Be proactive in getting checks cut for the caterer in a timely manner. By all means send your caterer a thank you note after the event.
If you chose the right caterer, she has put her heart and soul into creating a fabulous event for you. She will appreciate the kindness of a hand-written note acknowledging a job well done.

While this posting is written for businesses in the Tallahassee Florida area, the information applies to offices anywhere that are investigating how to find a good caterer for their yearly Christmas party.

Caterer of Note:
For a noteworthy capital area caterer call Kathi Dameron of Canopy Rose at 850-539-7750.
Tell Kathi you heard about her on the internet.

Herbalist Wendy Creel To Teach Class at Canopy Rose In Historic Downtown Havana on Thursday, May 8, 2008

From the Desk of Wendy Creel comes this e-mail about her upcoming class at Canopy Rose.

Don't miss this informative class sponsored by New Leaf Market! For directions see below.

Hi everyone!

I wanted to let everyone know that I will be teaching an herb class through New Leaf Market next Thursday May 8th at Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio in downtown Havana.

I will be creating "Hawthorn Berry Syrup fo the Heart". This timeless herbal medicinal is used to nourish the heart, repair valves, reduce swelling, restore feeble heart action, and open congested heart blood vessels. This is a "Living heart insurance policy", grow your own new heart and make a tremendous difference in the years to come.

Class starts at 7:00PM and cost is $5 members and $7 for non-members.

Please register @ New Leaf Market. You may contact Jean Crozier @

Hope to see you there!



Directions to Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company:

Canopy Rose is located in historic downtown Havana, Florida - a quick jaunt away from Tallahassee.

Just take Hwy. 27 (North Monroe Street) and head west past the Tallahassee Mall. Stay on 27 the entire way till you get to downtown Havana. The trip will take about 15 minutes, give or take five or ten, depending on where in Tallahassee you will be coming from and the amount of traffic. It usually takes me about twenty minutes to drive from the studio in downtown Havana to the heart of Killearn. But if traffic is heavy, the time could be much longer. To be on the safe side- allow extra travel time!

When you get to downtown Havana, you can't miss us! Canopy Rose is on the corner of Seventh Ave. and Hwy 27. We are directly across from H & H Antiques and next door to the Havana Herald newspaper. Our building is white on the Hwy 27 side and green marble on the Seventh Avenue side. Come to the doors on the green marble side. If you get lost, call us at 850-539-7750.

How To Find A Tallahassee Florida Caterer

Both veteran and novice capital city area party givers with the role of putting together a party often ask the same question, "How do I go about finding a great Tallahassee caterer?"

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dinner By The Bite ~ A Catered Reception

What could be more elegant than a sumptuous Dinner by The Bite Catered Cocktail Reception? In the poetic ambiance of a Tallahassee springtime garden, Canopy Rose creates a dreamy setting for celebrating life's grand moments.

Your invited guests will be in delightful awe with this heavenly spread... simply perfect for a bride and groom's wedding day, your grandparent's fiftieth anniversary or any number of other important occasions worth celebrating in high-style.

We invite you to peruse a sampling of our lovingly hand-crafted hors d' oeuvres.

But please keep in mind, that our culinary repertoire extends far beyond the borders listed here. Whether your tastes preferences are Downhome Southern Comfort, Romantic Southern Plantation, Eclectic Elegance or Far-Flung Global Gourmet ... the catering professionals at Canopy Rose are always happy to collaborate with you on creating an individualized menu that works for you and your pocketbook.

Canopy Rose Presents:

Gourmet Edible Martini's and Havana Edible Cigars (In honor of our fun new location in downtown Havana, Florida we offer 2 wonderful signature items, each custom-tailored by Chef/Owner/Food Writer, Kathi Dameron, with your most favorite flavors!)

Bruschetta Bar...Oh my! Your guests will love this station of Tuscan Toasts and bejeweled toppings with an Italy meets Deep South Flair.

Smoked Salmon, Pesto, Black Olive Torte
A tried and true classic twelve months a year! Rich, irresistible and oh so very elegant.

Art Deco Phyllo Shells
Mmmmm! Pretty and simply melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Lobster Phyllo Triangles
Who can resist the extravagance? Not I!

Coconut Pecan Cheese Balls
These wonderful little bites add a special touch to cascading fresh fruit displays.

Island Cheese Ball with Peach Chutney and Gingersnaps
Ladies that lunch love these!

Gulf Coast Shrimp Beignets
The recipe we used when we served these in the 1990's at a soiree at the Florida Governor's Mansion.

Canopy Rose's Version of Marinated Mushrooms and Marinated Shrimp
Vintage Cuisine Recipes From Our Culinary Archives!

Tortellini Kebabs
Always popular and oh so good!

Cucumber Hearts with Herbal Cream Cheese and Black Raspberry Drizzle
Lovely to look at and lovely to eat!

Iced Raw Bar
What is a Florida Reception without our magnificent Gulf Coast Seafood treasures?

Miniature Crab Cakes

From the glorious Greek inspiration that has contributed a wealth of delicious flavor to the culinary world!

Special News Bulletin

A Custom-Designed Line of Light Foods From the Kitchen of Canopy Rose will be available for purchase in individual, environmentally-friendly containers beginning mid-to-late May 2008 at a shoppe in Tallahassee, Florida!

These foods will be created around a smart, savvy weight management approach.

We are very excited to have the opportunity to create this unique line of fresh food for the Tallahassee market and look forward to sharing much more about all this with you as we get closer to the opening of this new venture.

May 2008 Office Lunch and Dinner Catering Menu

Canopy Rose, a Florida DBPR state licensed and fully-insured caterer is pleased to offer the following lunch and dinner menu selections for May 2008.

Please keep in mind that this is only a partial listing of what we offer. We are always happy to custom-design menus based on our client's taste preferences and budget.

For immediate assistance please call Kathi at 850-539-7750.

A great lunch begins with at least one beautifully prepared garden fresh salad. At this time of the year, Canopy Rose Salad Platters make for crowd pleasing office lunch offerings. Just about everyone is watching what they are eating these days. So why not offer them something that will help them to feel good.

Mixed Greens with Fresh Seasonal Fruit

Mixed Greens with Gorgonzola, Tomatoes and Walnuts

Greek Isles Seafood Salad

Black Raspberry Grilled Chicken Salad

Chicken or Tuna Nicoise Salad

Tallahassee Junior League Paella Salad

Marinated Tortellini Salad

Spinach Salad

Caesar Salad with Crab Cakes

May 2008 Office Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Catering Menu - Breakfast Selections

Canopy Rose Office Catering Trays are the perfect solution for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner meals in any work environment. Choose from the suggestions listed here or call us at 850-539-7750 and let us custom-design a menu based on your taste preferences and event budget. Please keep in mind that the following list is only a brief sampling of our delicious offerings.

Breakfast Assortments

Continental Breakfast Platter
A delicious assortment of fresh bagels and morning pastries. Served with cream cheese, sweet butter and preserves.

Breakfast Fruit Display
Assorted fresh seasonal fruits attractively displayed.

Stuffed Baby Croissants with Black Forest Ham and Danish Havarti
A delightful breakfast sandwich.

Elegant Smoked Salmon Display with Capers, Onions Chopped Hard Boiled Eggs and Cream Cheese
The Perfect splurge for special meetings! Accompanied by a basket of bagels.

For the heartier appetite Canopy Rose offers hot chafing dishes filled with hot specialties such as:

Homemade Breakfast Quiche, Strata or Frittata
Savory and delicious fluffy egg-based breakfast entrees filled with flavor-rich ingredients sure to please the toughest critic.

Scrambled Eggs Platter with Sausage, Bacon or Ham
Light and fluffy and delivered to your office piping hot.

Hash Brown Casserole
An American favorite! Who can resist this savory morning time casserole? Order double... it disappears fast!

Cheddar Cheese Stone Ground Grits
A true Tallahassee breakfast should include a loving spoonful of Bradley's Grits! We slow cook this local treasure with chicken stock, onions and garlic. Before serving we add a whirl of cheddar, dairy cream, butter and chopped green onions.

Apple Crisp
Takes you back to the good ole' days!

Coffee Service, Chilled Fruit Juices, Bottled Waters available on request

Chef-Attended Omelet Stations available on special request

Lunch and Dinner Catering Suggestions

This menu was created by Kathi Dameron of Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company on April 29, 2008. Canopy Rose is a fully DBPR licensed and insured Florida catering company that serves the communities of Tallahassee, Havana, Quincy, Monticello, Crawfordville, St. Marks, Panacea, Bainbridge, Thomasville and other nearby business communities in North Florida and South Georgia.

Our catering is not limited to offices. We also cater social events such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, graduations, birthday parties, political fundraisers, etc.

Contact Info:

Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company
Chef/ Owner: Kathi Dameron
101 West Seventh Avenue
Centrally located in historic downtown Havana, Florida.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Mystery Bag

Who delivered the mystery bag of long stemmed spoons and forks???

Thank you! Your kind gesture has not gone unnoticed! They create a smile-popping bouquet on my desk! :)

Pasta Salad with Marinated Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Broccoli

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cooking with Goat Cheese

Chevre, Montrachet, Bucheron.... I love 'em all! When the opportunity arose this weekend to visit a nearby goat dairy, I jumped on it and soon found myself jaunting down old country backroads.

Were it not for the bright yellow stripes running along the roadway, I could have easy felt as though I had time-traveled back to a by-gone era.

Visions of favorite goat cheese recipes danced in my head, as an article idea for my newspaper column began to play out. Some yummy scripts for future cooking classes soon followed.

While traveling along in my trusty old jauntmobile, I understood once again how a Midwestern transplant who has lived in New York, London, Chicago and LA can put down roots in this special geographic region. One simple answer: VALUES! Values you can almost taste. Driving these old North Florida and South Georgia roads stir fond memories of simpler times and discovering delicious treats like fresh artisan goat cheese bring back memories of long ago adventures in the French countryside and weekend trips to Napa Valley.

No our area is not Montrachet or Napa Valley, but it does have its very own unique raison d' etre worth exploring and savoring! Stay tuned for some cooking with goat cheese down the road!

Georgia Goat photo taken at Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, Georgia by Kathi Dameron on Market Day 2008. Not bad for an IPhone?!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Where To Find A Wedding and Special Event Venue In The Tallahassee / Havana Area

Calling all brides, grooms and event planners... are you looking for a unique setting to hold your party?

Canopy Rose is pleased to present the following beautiful and historic venue for your most important occasions in a setting that is ideal for:

Wedding Receptions

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners

Graduation Parties

Family Reunions

Class Reunions

Alumnae Events

Anniversary Celebrations


Political Fundraisers

Campaign Finance Dinners

Charity Galas

Cocktail Parties

Elegant Soirees

Company Holiday Parties

This facility can accommodate 250 guests for an in-door sit-down dinner.

The lovely outdoor grounds are also available for picnics, garden parties, fish fry’s, barbecue cook outs, children’s birthday parties and country-style hoe-downs.

To arrange an appointment to view this site, contact Kathi at 850-539-7750.

Please keep in mind that event venues book up fast. If the date you want is already taken, we might be able to help you find another suitable site for your special occasion. A 50% deposit is generally required by the venue to reserve a space. Spaces rent from a few hundred dollars for smaller sites to well over a thousand, often depending on the time of year and the day of the week. For example a Saturday night before Christmas in the month of December will generally rent for a much higher rate than a Wednesday afternoon in July. If you wait too long to finalize your site reservation, you may not be able to get the site of your choice.

Also some sites will allow you to bring in your own caterer, while others have an exclusive list of approved caterers. As the owner of one of North Florida’s and South Georgia’s premiere catering companies, Canopy Rose, I will be happy to furnish you with a list of delicious food recommendations to fit your budget and taste preferences or if your budget is too tight for full service catering, I’ll be happy to teach you some great secret strategies on how you can self-cater your event and save a bundle!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pesto Cooking Class at Canopy Rose

Jill Welch of Kitchen Goddess is shown here in the picture demonstrating how to make pesto sauce on Wednesday evening April 23, 2008 in downtown Havana, Florida. Using ingredients from the New Leaf Market in Tallahassee, Jill wows the participants with three delightful pesto sauces: Spinach-Walnut, Watercress - Pignola and a Sun-Dried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Pesto. Very delicious!
Jill will return to teach another Wednesday evening class in Havana at Kathi Dameron's exciting new Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 7pm.

Photo and food publicity provided by Kathi Dameron and Associates - Florida.
Questions? We can be reached at 850-539-7750.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who Handles The Canopy Rose Marketing Campaign?

We get this question often. People are curious about who it is that is responsible for promoting Canopy Rose. We are very fortunate to have a very special relationship with our publicist.

Our publicist is Kathi Dameron - Kathi Dameron & Associates.

Both businesses share the old Havana bank building in downtown Havana, Florida and both businesses are owned by Kathi Dameron.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Spring Office Luncheon Catering In The Tallahassee Area

Crisp, beautiful, anti-oxidant rich garden fresh gourmet salads are an ideal lunch time food offering for business and social luncheons.

For a catered lunch selection that will dazzle your guests, clients or staff ~ call on the culinary artists of Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company to deliver a meal that will surely tickle the tastebuds.

Why not begin your catered event with one, two, three or more of our salads!

Here are just a few of our most popular selections. Please keep in mind that this list is only a small sampling of the almost unlimited customized food options that are available from this favorite regional caterer.

Canopy Rose's Famous Mixed Greens with Fresh Seasonal Fruits accompanied by our famous Sweet and Jazzy Dressing
This gorgeous salad became one of Kathi Dameron's most often requested salads during the first Canopy Rose tenure. Even after a brief hiatus from the catering business, former clients still wax poetic about this luscious salad and ruby-red and black speckled dressing. Needless to say, everyone we know is applauding our return to the catering and special event arena and we are thrilled to be back! There is a priceless joy to hearing you sing our praises, because making your taste buds dance with glee is high on our list of objectives.

Canopy Rose's Greek Isles Mediterranean Salad
Kathi's favorite! Simply delicious! All sorts of crisp greens, colorful fresh veggies, a generous mound of Kathi's homemade potato salad, assorted olives, feta cheese and accompanied by Kalamata Olive -n- Herb Vinaigrette. Can be ordered with or without seafood.

Paella Salad
This one is our version of a Tallahassee, Florida favorite. We discovered this recipe back in 1988 in "Thymes Remembered" ~ the Tallahassee Junior League cookbook. It's been a keeper ever since! This is a popular salad for elegant spring and summer lunches, brunches and dinners. We like to add a generous catch of Apalachicola Shrimp to the salad, along with some unique Canopy Rose touches. The composition of yellow saffron rice, marinated tomatoes, assorted veggies, chicken, and olives is dressed with a delightful spritz of homemade tarragon vinegar.

Canopy Rose's Bodacious Marinated Tortellini Salad
Beautiful and bodacious and filled with a bounteous bevy of goodies. Italian antipasto meets Florida Gulf Coast in this crowd pleaser that will satisfy even the most robust of appetites. Lots of assorted marinated meats, cheeses, veggies and mushrooms tossed with lip-smacking good tortellini, herbs and our region's fabulous Florida seafood.

Canopy Rose's Garden Party Salad Platter
A glorious light, heart-healthy composition of colorful and crunchy garden-fresh veggies presented with style and pizzazz. This is a perfect salad for vegetarians and spring-time dieters. Served with one of our delightful sunny Florida-inspired fruit-kissed vinaigrettes.

Canopy Rose Tropical Fiesta Salad
Our fabulous fusion of Florida Cuisine gone haute and spicy with a fabulous fiesta flare. We dress our chicken in a fruity spicy salsa and serve it on colorful sticks of alternating spiced tropical fruits and veggies. Very artsy presentation over an exotic salad of gourmet greens, black beans, and other delightful surprises. (The festivity of this one might lend inspiration for a May Cinco de Mayo Party, A high school or FSU Graduation Party or A School's Out For Summer Pool Party.)

For the sandwich lovers we offer your choice of our delicious hand-mixed Canopy Rose Chicken Pecan Salad, White Albacore Tuna Salad with Capers and Parmesan Garlic Mayo, Turkey Salad or Southern-By-The-Grace-of-God Ham Salad that can arrive at your event pre-assembled on delicious sandwich breads or in an elegant mound surrounded by clusters of red and green grapes and accompanied by baskets of fine breads. Lots of offices like the second option, which allows their staff the freedom to add additional protein to the meal with or without the bread. Of course, mile-high deli sandwiches with Boar's Head Brand Meats and Cheeses, Big Kosher Dill Pickles and assorted chips are also available, too.

For dessert we offer easy to pick up and eat home-made cookies, brownies, congo bars, etc. But our offerings don't stop there. Many of our clients like to go all out with a spectacular dessert extravaanza! These might include A Death-By-Chocolate Buffet, An Ice Cream Sundae Buffet, A New York Cheesecake Buffet, A Country Pie Buffet or .... you get the idea! With Canopy Rose your options are unlimited, but Kathi will be happy to cut through all the difficulty of choosing a menu and pull together a menu just for your group that will fit your budget to the T.

Whether you are looking for a lovely cool and crisp seasonal spring / summer salad or sandwich sampler buffet or something substantially hearty and hot, the crew at Canopy Rose can help you to host a flavor-popping catered event.

How To Arrange Your Tallahassee Area Catering:

Contact Canopy Rose at 850-539-7750.

We are located a very short drive from Tallahassee Florida, Quincy Florida, Bainbridge Georgia, and Thomasville Georgia.

Our fully licensed and insured kitchen is centrally located in the quaint and historic town of Havana, Florida. We are in the old Havana Bank Building.

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

Canopy Rose Caters The New Tallahassee Costco V.I.P. Grand Opening Party

On Tuesday night April 8, 2008, Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company had the great pleasure of catering one of the premier highlights of Tallahassee's spring season - the V.I.P. Grand Opening Celebration of the brand new Costco.

Over 4500 guests were invited to sample from the groaning tables overflowing with yummy gourmet easy-serve edibles.

Red, white and blue linen - adorned stations were strategially spaced out throughout the brand new store.

Every food item served is available seven days a week from the store's large and impressive inventory.

The evening's menu included:

Tyson Breaded Chicken Tenders

Purdue Breaded Buffalo Tenders

Ling Mini Spring Rolls

Mozzarella Sticks

Fresh Vegetables, Fruits, Fine Cheeses and Meats

Hummus, Bruschetta, Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rotisserie Chicken and Costco Bakery Rolls

Smoked Salmon

Lobster Spread

Chicken Salad

Bagel Bites

Assorted Mini Quiche


A Decadent Dessert Extravaganza

and much more!

If you are looking to self-cater your own wedding reception, party or special event, the new Tallahassee Costco has all the easy-serve foods to help you! You can't possibly go wrong and you will save a bundle! For event coordination, serving staff, bartenders, food styling, creative presentation and more call Kathi Dameron of Canopy Rose at 850-539-7750.

Want to learn how to self-cater your next soirée? Don't miss one of Kathi'a upcoming self-catering seminars!

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Join The Canopy Rose Event Staff Team

Looking for a great part-time job?

Canopy Rose has one of the most generous pay scales of anywhere in the industry.

CEO, Kathi Dameron designed the payment plan after taking a sabbatical of sorts from owning Canopy Rose Catering, a premiere North Florida catering and special event company that catered to the Who’s Who of Florida for over a decade.

During her sabbatical, Kathi had the opportunity to work as an employee on a couple of different occasions and was able to see things from an entirely different perspective.

What she saw was that many businesses are not fair to the staff who are the real backbone of the business.

It didn’t take long for Kathi to adopt the mind-set of “worker advocate.”

This enlightened advocacy viewpoint is the basis for a unique employee pay incentive structure that not only trains, supports and empowers the staff of Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company but also generously rewards them for their hard work, dedication and commitment to culinary and special event excellence.

Event staff at Canopy Rose earn between $10.00 to $25.00 per hour.

All event staff begin at $10.00 an hour on their first event, then with each successive event their rate of pay increases in five cent increments until they reach a $25.00 cap (which occurs on the 300th event that they work with Canopy Rose.)

Once a member of the Event Staff attains the $25.00 cap, they will become eligible for company bonuses, which is another great incentive and reward for valuable contributions in building a great business.

A Brief Note On Canopy Rose Event Staff Expectations:

Confidentiality – It is an honor and a privilege to cater to our clients. As a team member of Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company you will be expected to treat ALL details about our catered events as confidential information.

Professionalism ~ Staff are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. Please review the company handbook for a more detailed discussion of staff expectations, etc.

For more information about becoming an event staff team member of Canopy Rose, please contact Kathi Dameron at or at 850-539-7750.

We are in the business of catering legislative, corporate, charitable /non-profit and social events in the North Florida and South Georgia market. From office luncheons to black-tie galas and weddings. We work within a radius of 100 miles of Tallahassee, Florida… sometimes further away (depending on the event.)

Murray Feiss

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.