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, 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

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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.