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.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Multi-Generational Wedding Trend Emerging To Pay For Weddings

Imagine... your grand daughter has just become engaged to a fine young man that she met while attending Florida State University. The families of both the bride and the groom live across the country and since the couple has made Tallahassee their home for several years, they wish to be married in their community. Being recent college graduates, money is tight but their hopes and dreams for a beautiful life together are big, and their list of best friends is long.

In fact, they are looking at a wedding guest list of over 350 people with a rather small allocated budget from her mom and dad, who are already stretched financially with 2 mortgages and the college tuition of 2 other children! The allocated budget barely covers the banquet room rental. What will the couple do?

Scenarios like this are not uncommon, especially with the ever-rising cost of a 2008 or 2009 American Wedding Reception. It is anticipated that the average cost of US Weddings will top $30,000. 00 within the next few years. OUCH!

Perhaps it is time for a new wedding paradigm!

At one Florida based catering business, Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company, owner Kathi Dameron is promoting the gift of multi-generational funding to help offset the high costs of getting married today.

Ms. Dameron sees multi-generational funding as a tasteful way for grandparents, parents and other family members to contribute to the overall or specific cost of a special celebration through the gracious gift of a Canopy Rose Gift Certificate.

This beautiful idea can be used for any of the Canopy Rose food and catering services needed for engagement parties, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, gourmet wedding night picnic baskets for the bride and groom, pre and post wedding brunches and even the hotel room hospitality baskets and food platters for out-of-town guests.

Are we seeing the emergence of a beautiful and delicious new trend? Perhaps its more like "Something Old...Something New..."

For in the days of long ago family members often played active roles in helping to put on a wedding feast. But in today's fast paced, mobile world where families often live hundreds if not thousands of miles away from one another... its great to know that wedding menus can be reviewed and coordinated online.

The Canopy Rose website at offers menus, price lists, packages and tons of useful information for anyone trying to plan a wedding from their computer.

For more information on how we might be able to assist you in planning and funding your wedding reception contact the Canopy Rose offices at 850-539-7750.

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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.

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.