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.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Canopy Rose Responds To A Charitable Donation Request

While we wish we could honor every request for charitable catering donations that come across our desk, the reality is that in today's economy, big requests for full catered dinners for hundreds of guests are simply not a possibility.

Canopy Rose Catering wants to help you.

Sometimes that help is manifested more in the area of fundraising suggestions that we might be able to offer for your catered event, than in the actual personal funding of your charitable event.

The following is an example, which has been excerpted from e-mail communication.

Dear xxxxxx ,

Your event sounds wonderful, however, there is no way that my company could personally fund a dinner for 200 guests. Perhaps you could line up a list of financial donors from the commuunity that could each contribute to the catering budget. An estimated catering budget would be in the neighborhood of $30.00 per person or $6000.00, plus or minus, depending on the actual menu and service options selected.

For example, if you were to get 60 donors who could each give $100.00, you would be well on your way to the funding you would need to make the catering portion happen.
Then bring in some TOP GUNS such as Charlie Crist or Marco Rubio or other BIG Names and you could probably charge $250.00 or more per ticket!

Best wishes on this exciting endeavor!

Kathi Bess (formerly 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

-----Original Message-----
From: xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, Jul 20, 2009 2:10 pm
Subject: Donation Request Form

Name: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Organization: DREAM

Purpose of Event: Raise money for the Alzheimer's Project of Tallahassee

Guest Count: 200

Date of Event: September 11, 2009

Advertising: Flyers, facebook, word of mouth

Phone Number: xxxxxxxxxxx

E-Mail Address: xxxxxxxxxx

Description of what you want us to provide: Food (buffet style or plated dinner)
to accomodate guests as well as chocolate fountain for dessert table.

Description of what you will provide in reciprocity: Company name and logo on
flyers, verbal recognition of company at the event

How did you hear about Canopy Rose?
Found it online

What events has Canopy Rose catered for your organization or members of your
organization during the last year. (Please list events & include names and phone

What (paid) events do you or someone in your organization have coming up where
you will be using the services of Canopy Rose?
Our first annual Masquerade Ball on September 11, 2009

*Attached to this request form is our oganization's official request form on our

July 20, 2009
To Canopy Rose Catering:
DREAM is a non-profit registered student organization at Florida State University. Founded in 2006, we raise money for deserving organizations in the Tallahassee area and promote unity on campus through community service activities and events that raise awareness of issues and concerns plaguing our community. Every year DREAM organizes and coordinates several fundraisers and special events to raise money for a deserving cause in the Tallahassee area. Last year’s chosen cause was The Big Bend Homeless Coalition of Tallahassee. We also we able to grant a $500 scholarship to a deserving high school senior at our End of the Year Banquet in April to be put toward the college of her choice.
On September 11, 2009 we will be hosting our First Annual Masquerade Ball on the campus of Florida State University. All monies raised from ticket sales and other donations will be given to The Alzheimer’s Project of Tallahassee. This deserving organization raises money for Alzheimer research and offers free services to clients suffering from this life altering disease. We would greatly appreciate it if Canopy Rose Catering would donate dinner for approx. 200 guests as well as provide a chocolate fountain for their enjoyment. We are hoping this event will not only entertain but bring a heightened awareness to an issue that deserves our attention and support. Thank you for your consideration. Feel free to contact our special events coordinator with any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you.

Special Events Coordinator

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Great Place For Wedding Cakes

As a recent bride myself, finding just the right bakery to bake my wedding cake was an important consideration.

I wanted a cake that was beautiful, elegant and could serve at least 150 guests.

We chose Katie's Cakes and Catering in Havana, Florida for both cakes: a gorgeous four-tier ivory wedding cake and a whimsical grand piano groom's cake.

The wedding cake was almost too beautiful to eat. But, I'm glad we did... it was the best tasting wedding cake I've ever put in my mouth.

While I heard all positive comments on the groom's cake, I was too busy socializing to stop for cake. So I actually didn't get to taste the groom's cake.

Here is a photo of our wedding cake from Katies:

If you are shopping for a wedding cake, Canopy Rose Catering highly recommends Katie's Cakes and Catering in Havana, Florida as the premiere wedding cake baker in North Florida!

To hire Kathi Dameron & Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer or event coordinator, 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

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.