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, June 17, 2009

Catering A Wedding Reception In Tallahassee On A Shoestring

Important celebrations, such as wedding receptions, wedding rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, christenings, graduation parties, birthday parties, retirement parties, book launch parties, or just about any sort of special event that requires recognition must go on even during dips in the economy.

Canopy Rose Catering, a popular Tallahassee area catering company will work creatively with their clients to create an affordable signature special soiree that will have everyone smiling!

Yesterday, I received a call from a mother of a bride. Her vision for her daughter's December 31 Wedding Reception sounded ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL!! The only catch was that the economy had put a sizeable dent in her Savings Account for her daughter's wedding day.

Here is an excerpt from my correspondence to the mother of the bride.

"Thanks for contacting Canopy Rose about catering your daughter's wedding reception.

The menu you have described sounds simply delicious for a December 31 Wedding Celebration.

The food portion would cost in the $20.00 to $25.00 per person range, more or less depending on the actual menu selected.

We offer the following arrangements:

1.) Pick-up (no additional cost)

2.) Delivery & Drop-off (Beginning at $125.00)

3.) Delivery, Drop off, & Set-Up, Pick-Up (Beginning at $175.00)

4.) Delivery, Drop off, Set-Up, Serving Staff, Clean-Up (Beginning at $350.00 + Labor & Gratuity)

5.) Full Service Catering & Event Planning ($$$$$)

I have several suggestions as to how you can provide a beautiful wedding reception on a shoestring budget. First we will need to address the non-negotiables.

Please send me an email outlining precisely what you desire for your daughter's wedding reception and we'll see what we can work out for you that will fit your budget.

Thanks again for contacting Canopy Rose!

Kathi
Kathi Dameron
Food & Entertaining Writer, Columnist, Special Event Designer, Caterer, Teacher of Cooking Classes

Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Co.
www.canopyrose.com
canopyrose@aol.com
Office 850-539-7750
Cell 850-228-0583



To hire Kathi Dameron & Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Please Book Your Catered Event Early!

The rule of thumb is to book your caterer as soon as you have set your date and location for your event. Six months or longer is not too early! Brides often book the wedding catering 12 months in advance to lock in their chosen date on our calendar.

Just minutes ago I got off the phone with one of my favorite Tallahassee hostesses.
Governor Crist had contacted her and had requested that she host a political fundraising event at her beautiful home in northeast Tallahassee for 100-150 guests for his US Senate run.

Sorry Charlie! Canopy Rose is already booked on June 27, 2009. We would have loved to have catered this event. Next time if we are available we would love to cater your US SENATE FUNDRAISER! Good Luck!!

To hire Kathi Dameron & Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

A Catered Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Menu For 50 By Canopy Rose Catering

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners have always been one of my most favorite events to cater since opening the Canopy Rose doors in Tallahassee, Florida in 1994.

For our next rehearsal dinner, on Friday evening June 19, 2009 Canopy Rose Catering will be cooking up a delicious and festive menu for fifty based on the following menu:

Medallions of Pork Tenderloin with Nectarine-Bluberry Salsa

Grilled Chicken with Black Beans, Yellow Saffron Rice and Tropical Salsa

Mixed Greens with Fresh Fruit, Blue Cheese Crumblesand Spiced Pecans

Bread Basket

Roasted Vegetables with Red Skin Potatoes

Lightly Sweet Ice Tea

After the event I'll post some photos for all to enjoy.

To hire Kathi Dameron & Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thank You For Your Interest In Our Cooking Classes

I'd like to thank everyone for their interest in our Tallahasseee-area cooking classes.

The classes we offer are private and custom-designed. Classes begin at $125.00 per session plus cost of materials.

Private oooking class parties can also be arranged for birthday parties, team building events, etc. Cooking Class Parties begin at $750.00 plus materials.

To follow Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio & Catering Company, please join us on Facebook, where we post recipes, strategies, tips and photos.

And if you'd rather delegate the cooking and coordinating of a future catered function, call us at 850-539-7750 to check our availability.

Canopy Rose serves the Tallahassee, North Florida, Gulf Coast Beaches, and South Georgia communities.

Canopy Rose Catering Posts Recipes, Strategies and Stories at Facebook

Learn how easy it is to make a Frozen Strawberry-Mango Sorbet!


Canopy Rose has a Facebook page. Read recipes
, discover a popular Tallahassee caterer's secret strategies and tips, browse through pictures and be up to date on the latest scoop by becoming a fan today!

To hire Kathi Dameron & Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Catering Q & A With A Tallahassee Bride Looking For A Very Country Wedding Reception With A Southern Feel

An excerpt of an e-mail received from a Tallahassee bride:

I am getting married at the Retreat at Bradley's Pond. I was looking for a caterer that will do a "southern" cooking theme. Our wedding is very country and southern feel to it. We were thinking of something like chicken, white acre peas, biscuits, macaroni and cheese, fried shrimp, mashed potatoes, and stuff like that. We can only go around $18.00 a head. Can you give me any ideas on what you could possibly do for me? Or if we can set up an appointment to come and taste stuff and to talk to you. I was also wondering do you include the serving? We were thinking more of a buffet style. Do you also do linens? I am trying to get as much information as I can. So I am sorry about all the questions. We are going to have approximately 200-215 guests.
Thanks so much,
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An excerpt of our response:

Best Wishes on your upcoming marriage!

A Southern Comfort Reception Theme is always popular! I would imagine that we could do the food that you've mentioned for around $18.00 per person. However, service staff is always addititional. I'm concerned that full service would send the price of your wedding reception beyond what you can comfortably afford to spend.

What some of our clients do is this: They purchase the fabulous food from us and then we deliver it to the reception site. At the reception site, a team of the bride's friends assist with the set-up, replenishing of food from the kitchen and clean up. That is just one way where you can have your cake and eat it too for around $18.00 per person.

We can also send a team of servers. Servers cost $25.00 per hour per server. Naturally, the longer they are on the clock, the more they cost.

As for table linens, we can furnish you with some full-length banquet linens for the 6 ft buffet tables. However, round table linens and speciaty linens should be rented from either a rental company or a speciaty linen provider.

I hope this answers your questions.

This is how we work:

Initially we communicate by email and telephone; if both parties feel it is a good fit, then a deposit of $500.00 will reserve your wedding date on our calendar. From then on, I am happy to meet with you in person, do site inspections, tastings, etc, etc, etc.

As of today, we are currently available on XXXXX to cater your wedding reception. However, please keep in mind that our availability can change on a moment's notice. We only do 1 Wedding Reception per weekend. Therefore, if you would like for us to be your caterer of choice, you should book as soon as possible.

If you would like to get to know me more, please join me on Facebook where Canopy Rose has a fan page and where I also have a page (Kathi Dameron.)

Thanks again for your interest in Canopy Rose as your wedding caterer! I look forward to hearing back from you!

Kathi
Kathi Dameron
Food & Entertaining Writer, Columnist, Special Event Designer, Caterer, Teacher of Cooking Classes


Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Co.
www.canopyrose.com
canopyrose@aol.com
Office 850-539-7750
Cell 850-228-0583

To hire Kathi Dameron & Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

A Taste of Italy Wedding Reception Menu by Canopy Rose Catering

Italian-Style Cuisine is such a crowd pleaser and simply perfect for elegant catered wedding receptions! In this menu, by Tallahassee, Florida area caterer, Kathi Dameron, a fun and festive Taste of Italy Food Station Idea has been created.

While the possibilities are unlimited, here is one sample menu idea that draws on the foods of Italy for inspiration. It includes all the wedding favorites...fruit, veggies, seafood, chicken, beef, cheese, appetizers, pasta, bread, gourmet coffee and even a fabulous Italian dessert. Yum!! What a delicious way to celebrate the beginning of a marriage!

Imagine:

A Garden-Style Brushetta Station (Twice Baked Crostini with olive oil, garlic, cheese, and wonderful topping selections)

Tuscan Marinated Shrimp Shooters (Served in shot glasses)

An Antipasto Station with Marinated Cheeses, Meats, Olives, and Vegetables

A Pasta Station with a Trio of Delicious Pasta Entrees

An Artisan Bread Station with Flavor-Infused Olive Oils

A Fresh Crudite Table with Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

A Gourmet Coffee Station

Canopy Rose's Chocolate Kahlua Tiramisu Torte served in stemmed glassware

How I work:

Initially we communicate by email and telephone; if both parties feel it is a good fit, then a deposit of $500.00 will reserve your wedding date on our calendar. From then on, I am happy to meet with you in person, do site inspections, tastings, etc, etc, etc.

Please keep in mind that our availability to cater on a certain day can change on a moment's notice. Therefore, if you would like for us to be your caterer of choice, you should book as soon as possible. We will only cater 1 wedding per weekend.

If you would like to get to know us more, please join Canopy Rose & Kathi Dameron on Facebook!
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To hire Kathi Dameron & Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Popular Tallahassee Caterer Spills Secret Strategies For Creating The Wow!

Create the wow this season! Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company has a Facebook page. Find a serendipitous scattering of a caterer's secret strategies, a few favorite recipes, fun ideas, menus and much more. Simply go to the Canopy Rose Facebook page and sign up to be a fan.

To hire Kathi Dameron & Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability.

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 canopyrose@aol.com.

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 canopyrose@aol.com

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.