The Fabulous Foods of Canopy Rose Catering

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

Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Co.
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.

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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.