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.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ethnic Cooking Classes At Canopy Rose - Near Tallahassee, In Downtown Havana Florida

Planning a jaunt to Havana, Florida? Enjoy ethnic cookery? Why not schedule your visit to the historic district of this quaint and charming community on one of the days that cooking classes are being held at Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company?

A new calendar of cooking classes is in the works and will be posted as new class offerings become available.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Greek Cooking Classes at Canopy Rose Starting July 27, 2008

Come learn how to cook Greek at an exciting new Sunday afternoon cooking class.

Beginning on Sunday, July 27, 2008 the Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company in downtown Havana, Florida will be the setting for the first class in a series of Sunday afternoon Greek cooking classes.

Classes will run from around 3 pm to 5 pm. Reservations must be made and paid for at least 4 days prior to the class. Space is limited. Book early!

Full details and class schedule will be posted this Monday!

Contact Information:

Kathi Dameron 850-539-7750

Friday, July 11, 2008

Canopy Rose Catering Offers Green Options For Tallahassee Area Parties

Canopy Rose has long been a leader in promoting several Lean "N Green practices in it's catering.

Practices long embraced by Canopy Rose include:

1. The use of a large percentage of colorful fresh fruits and veggies.

2. The use of as many locally grown or raised food products as possible.

3. The frequent use of certified organic products.

4. The use of fresh food over pre-processed food.

Our Lean 'N Green practices are another reason why the foods of Canopy Rose are always so delicious. You just can not go wrong when you work with the freshest and the most nutritious garden fresh produce.

In addition to preparing eco-licious foods, we continue to embrace "Going Green" in other ways that will help to reduce our carbon footprint.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Canopy Rose Owner Wins Award

"Kiss, Kiss. Bang, bang. Hallalujah!" said the keynote speaker.

A tidal wave of laughter rolled across the room as the New York Times best-selling author captivated the crowd.

Bites of wisdom were tossed out to a hungry audience who had traveled to Tuscaloosa Alabama for the 17th Annual SCWC Conference on the third weekend of June...

During the closing ceremony, the owner of Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company won an award for her food and entertaining writing.

Kathi Dameron- the Tallahassee-area caterer, event designer and teacher of cooking classes, who writes the food and entertaining column in the Northeast Chronicle (a community publication of the Tallahassee Democrat) won second place in the Newspaper Article category.

The winning article, "Simple Act of Sharing Food Can Truly Bring People Together" originally appeared in print during the spring of 2008.

For your next event, why not hire an award winner? Kathi Dameron has been winning awards for her creativity her entire life. Grand Prize, First Prize, Second Prize, Honorable Mention and Booby Prizes... one thing you can be sure of is that when Kathi Dameron takes on a project she will put her heart and soul into making it prize-worthy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Request A Tallahassee Area Catering Quote For Your Reception, Dinner Banquet, Holiday Party

Request a catering bid for your upcoming Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia function.

Simply cut, paste, complete and then forward to

We will do our best to provide a bid for you within 24 hours. Please feel free to include as much detail and information as you desire.

Type of Event: ___________________

Date of Event: ___________________

Number of Guests: _________________

Budget: ________________________

Your Name: ______________________

E-Mail Addresss: ____________________

Your Phone Number: _________________

Best Time To Reach You: ______________

Additional Details: ____________________________________

Please send your request for a catering bid to Kathi Dameron at, please make sure to include phone numbers where we can reach you.

For immediate assistance we can be reached at:

Office 850-539-7750

Cellular 850-228-0583

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tallahassee Tailgating Menus Available Online

Tallahassee Tailgating menus are now available for your convenience at

Check it out! Go Team!!

Unique Holiday Party Venue and Menu In Historic Havana Florida

One of the most unique holiday party venues in the North Florida capital region area is located in the historic, old tobacco town of Havana, just a short jaunt away from Tallahassee.

The Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company offers a one-stop shop for your company Christmas party.

We provide an elegant candlelit setting, with tall bistro tables and loveseats for your pre-dinner cocktail hour, elegantly appointed dining tables and seating for your choice of a butler-served or buffet dinner and a surprise dessert extravaganza that your guests will be talking about for years to come!

Our menus are custom-designed and presented with wonderful style and pizzazz by none other than Tallahassee's own food writer and newspaper columnist, Kathi Dameron, who writes the popular and fun, Entertaining with Kathi column in the Northeast Chronicle.

For information on availability please call Kathi on her direct line at 850-539-7750.

If you happen to get the voice mail... do leave a message, since we are often either on another telephone call or in the kitchen busy whipping up some edible masterpiece.

Hunting For Venues In The Tallahassee Area

The 2008 Christmas holiday season might still be several months away, but it is not too early to lock in your caterer, venue, entertainment and party rental supplies now if you have not already done so.

By this time of year, many sites are already booked up. Such was the case with Dorothy B. Oven Park, one of Tallahassee's premiere wedding, special event and meeting sites.

"We are booked solid the entire month of December," Mary Lou from Oven Park said when I called to inquire this morning about a couple dates in December.

Don't get discouraged... there are always plenty of delightful options for unforgettable parties.

Actually some of the nicest parties that we have catered over the years were held in private homes. Are you willing to open your home up to your co-workers for your annual party? It's a beautiful thing to do and there is something about a private party in the intimacy of one's home that far surpasses the rather sterile environment of a meeting room with a hourly meter ticking away.

With the professional assistance of a catering and special event company, such as Canopy Rose, even the hosts will have a splendid time at a party given in their own home.

And without having to pay the hefty space rental fees and damage deposits that can run upwards of $1250.00 ... perhaps the hosts can be provided with the gift of a couple of professional housecleanings, one before and another one following the party, some pre-party lawn maintenance and gorgeous floral arrangements. The cost of all of this is almost minimalistic when compared with the cost of room rentals during the busy holiday months.

In the unlikely event that no one in the firm wishes to swing open their doors in hospitality, there are still plenty of creative options available! Just call Kathi Dameron at 850-539-7750.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Food Is The Common Denominator Here

Canopy Rose is a delicious and diverse operation run by Kathi Dameron who wears the hats of food writer, caterer, special event designer, publicist, food stylist, cooking teacher, hospitality trainer and culinary collaborator.

The Common Denominator with everything we do at Canopy Rose is FOOD... FABULOUS FOOD!

We cook up food related ideas for our clients. For example …

Some clients (such as corporate office administrators, party planners and brides) need catering menus and prepared foods for their upcoming shindigs.

Some clients need unique PR strategies for generating excitement about their business. They welcome our creativity in helping to beef up their bottom lines through food, fun and festivity.

Some clients (such as restaurants) need help writing menus, commercials and ad copy.

Some clients (such as restaurants and catering companies) need help training their staff in creating beautiful food that sings with flavor and in raising the bar on how to offer impeccable customer service.

Some clients (such as regional chefs) need someone to write a magazine article, brochure or cookbook for them.

Some clients (such as ad agencies) need the art of a food stylist to make a client’s product look as delicious as possible for compelling photography.

Some clients want to learn how to cook like a caterer!

Some clients (such as magazines, newspapers and websites) want fresh and innovative content for their publications to attract readers and advertisers.

We do all this and more!

For more information contact Kathi Dameron at 850-539-7750.

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.