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, May 2, 2008

Canopy Rose Lite Food Menu Options

The following Canopy Rose 'lite' food menu is under construction. But here is a sneak peak of what we are cooking up for this exciting new line of healthy food options.

Garden Party Strudel with Red Pepper Coulis
A garden party of flavors come together in this delicious vegetarian entree perfect for dinner parties. Serve it as an elegant first course or as an entree at lunch or dinner. Our version incorporates the nutritional powerhouses of fresh broccoli, asparagus, yellow squash, cabbage, onions, carrots and assorted gourmet mushrooms wrapped in delicate phyllo layers. Available scored and ready to bake. Baking directions and Red Pepper Coulis included. Several seasonal interpretations of this recipe will be available for purchase or special order in party-size quantities.

Napa Cabbage Rolls with Tempeh, Brown Rice and Raisins
Based on a traditional favorite from Eastern Europe. Our version goes lite with pureed tomatoes, a splash of fresh lemon and the sweetness of fructose.

Grilled Chicken and Colorful Vegetable Kebabs
Fresh seasonal vegetables skewered on a stick and alternated with chunks of chicken.

Beef and Colorful Vegetable Kebabs
Fresh seasonal vegetables skewered on a stick and alternated with chunks of beef.

Aromatic Salmon and Vegetable Medley en Papillote
A fabulous preparation of lemon-kissed salmon and julienned fresh veggies and leeks prepared in a heart of parchment paper. Perfect for elegant dinner parties!

Southwestern Chicken Breasts Ole!
Chicken Breasts topped with a chunky homemade salsa.

Pineapple Batido Chicken Breasts with Black Bean Salsa
Batidos are light and healthy fruit-based fruit shakes that are popular in South Florida. In this Florida-style lunch / dinner entree Canopy Rose marinates and bakes fresh chicken in an icy shake of fresh pineapple, orange juice and other fresh seasonal fruit. Served with a delicious black bean salsa.

Key West Style Gazpacho
Cool and refreshing with just the right blend of spice! A light fruity Gazpacho is perfect fare for summer days that won't leave you reaching for a terry cover-up at the beach or on the high seas. Mango, papaya, cucumbers and red onions are just a few of the heart-healthy ingredients that come together to create this lovely, iced Florida soup.

These food and recipe ideas have been developed by Chef Kathi Dameron in the Kitchen and Offices of Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company.

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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.