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, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Planning Your Office's Holiday Luncheon with a Little Help From Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be gearing up this holiday season to deliver catered holiday office luncheons in the Greater Tallahassee area. 

While there are many options to choose from, here's one of the easier menus to navigate.

Choice of Entree:

************Chicken Tetrazinni Pasta Squares Casserole *******(Number 1 Most Popular!!!)

Chicken Cordon Blue Pasta Squares Casserole

Chicken, Pecan and Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Squares Casserole

Chicken Florentine Pasta Squares Casserole

Chicken Bruschetta over Garlic & Herb Spiked Pasta

Chicken Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti with Kielbasa Sausage & Ground Beef

Holiday Platter of Roasted & Sliced Turkey

Holiday Platter of Smoked Ham

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


Garden Party Salad with Sweet and Jazzy Dressing

Holiday Bread Basket

Delivery and Set-Up by Santa and Mrs. Claus

Call 850-539-7750 for availability

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting Married? How to enhance the YUM Factor!

For brides in the Tallahassee area we are excited to present a delicious variety of options for this special season of your life:

Engagement Parties

Bridesmaid Brunches, Luncheons, Dinners and Theme Parties
Chocolate Martini Parties

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners

Wedding Reception Catering and Artisan Custom-Designed Chocolate Wedding Favors

Small Snack Baskets for Out-of- Town Guests

A Taste of Chocolate Honeymoon Baskets for the Bride and Groom

Wedding Registry

Wedding Party Chocolate Parties

Candy Making Workshops, Bridal and Couple Showers and much, much more!

Please stay in touch and let's continue to explore the different ways Canopy Rose can enhance the YUM FACTOR of your wedding celebration!

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

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Holiday, Wedding and Legislative Catering Made Simple

Holiday, Wedding and Legislative Catering In The Greater Tallahassee, Florida area is made simpler and more delicious with the fresh, beautiful and Prize-Winning foods of Canopy Rose Catering.

Canopy Rose offers several options for your event. One of the options available is the popular Canopy Rose 2+2+2:

Choice of 2 Meats

Choice of  2 Vegetables

Choice of 2  ( Choice of 1 Starch and 1 Bread Basket)

Want  Dessert, too? Canopy Rose Catering is pleased to offer your Choice of 2 Fabulous Confections for your event.

For a customized menu to match the style and budget of your event, please call the Canopy Rose Event Coordinators HOTLINE at 850-539-7750.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Greek Almond Cookies from Canopy Rose

Greek Party Food in the Greater Tallahassee, Florida area is available by special order through Canopy Rose Catering ~ 539-7750.

Some of Our Other Greek Cuisine Specialties include:
Spanakopita, Tiropita, Dolmades, Lamb Kebabs, Classic Greek Salad with Kathi's Homemade Potato Salad,  Athenian Shrimp, Roasted Leg of Lamb, Greek Grilled Fish, Greek Style Kebabs, Moussaka, Pastitsio, Baklava, Captain Anderson's Famous Feud Cake and Almond Cookies.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Girl's Night Out Chocolate Martini Parties In Tallahassee

Fun and fabulous evenings featuring friends and Dove Chocolate Discoveries / Happy Hour Chocolates. 

Contact: DCD Senior Chocolatier, Kathi Bess at 850-539-7750.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes and Desserts To-Go

In the Tallahassee / Havana area,  Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company offers a delicious selection of Thanksgiving entertaining options.

"Complete dinners and / or ala cart menu options need to be placed well in advance. Beginning November 3, 2010 we will be taking reservations for Thanksgiving Parties To-Go,"  Chef / Owner Kathi Bess reported in a recent conversation.

"So when is the cut-off date for ordering specialty foods for Thanksgiving?"

"Well, traditionally the cut-off date is about a week before Thanksgiving. While that is not completely set in stone, it's a fairly good rule of thumb. The bottom line is this: CALL EARLY! The earlier you call, the better the chance that you'll have for beating the crowd and being able to get your foods from Canopy Rose!"

The following is a sample listing, but if you have a favorite dish you would like for Canopy Rose to prepare, don't hesitate to ask!

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Squash Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

Holiday Dressing

Collard Greens

Green Beans Almondine

Green Bean Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad

Mixed Greens with Autumn Fruits

Sweet and Jazzy Dressing

Cranberry Sauce

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Roll

Southern Pecan Pie

Praline Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Other:  ______________________________

Contact: Canopy Rose 850-539-7750

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Make Professional Chocolates At Home With Our Chocolate Tempering Unit

One of my most favorite culinary arts tools is my Pro-Series Chocolate Tempering Unit.

Did you know that you can make professional chocolates at home with this easy-to-use machine?  It’s tempering made simple. No wondering, no candy thermometers — the machine lets you know when the chocolate is perfectly tempered. (It takes less than 30 minutes.) Before you know it, you’ll be serving boutique chocolates with the gloss and snap of any professional.

It's so much fun and makes a great holiday gift.

To order yours please contact Kathi Bess, Dove Chocolate Discoveries Independent Chocolatier at 850-539-7750.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Finding A Chai Tea Resource

Whether hot, iced or sinply stirred into our Prize-Winning Chai Dip, the Dove Chocolate Discoveries Chai Tea  is extraordinary.

In the Tallahassee / Havana Florida area, Chocolate Chai Tea, Vanilla Chai Tea, Raspberry Chai Tea and my absolute favorite for autumn, Spiced Chai Tea is available by special order through Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company - 850-539-7750. (But not to worry if you live out-of-town or even out-of-state. Dove Chocolate Discoveries products can be shipped to 48 states, making them a lovely gift item!)

We offer free samples of the Chai Tea Dip at Chocolate Tasting Parties and through special events.

An exquisite Autumn Chai Trifle or Holiday Chai Trifle is available for catered functions and is perfect for all your holiday gatherings.

To place an order call us today at 850-539-7750.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Traditional Southern Ham Dinner Menu 1: $149.00 / 10 Servings

Southern Ham with a Fruity Glaze

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Green Beans Almondine

Garden Party Salad

Holiday Bread Basket

Contact: Canopy Rose Catering at 850-539-7750 for availability.

Thanksgiving Catering Menu # 1 ~ $149.00 / 10 servings

Canopy Rose offers several delicious options for Thanksgiving and Christmas catering. Here is one example of a Traditional Style Turkey Dinner.

Traditional Thanksgiving Catering Menu # 1

Garden Party Salad with Sweet and Jazzy Dressing  

Autumn Harvest Bread Basket

Roasted Whole Turkey

Kathi's Delicious Turkey Dressing

Cranberry Citrus Sauce

Choice of:  Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans Almondine, Green Bean Casserole, Corn Casserole, Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes

Price: $149.00 + Tax & Delivery

Contact:  Canopy Rose Catering

Phone: 850-539-7750

Call for availability, customized menus and special pricing.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Host a Chocolate Tasting Party and Raise Funds For Your Favorite Cause

Looking for a fun, unique fundraising project for your club, non-profit or charitable organization? Chocolate Tasting Parties are a delicious way to raise additional funds for your favorite cause.

For a customized fundraising program please contact Kathi Bess at 850-539-7750.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Join Us At A Decadent Dessert Competition in Tallahassee on October 23, 2010

Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company is pleased to announce that we will once again be participating in A CHOCOLATE AFFAIR ~ A DECADENT DESSERT COMPETITION BENEFITTING COVENANT HOSPICE.

A signature creation will be prepared by our very own resident Chocolatier, Kathi Bess using the exclusive Chef-Series Chocolate. Stay tuned for photos and recipes following the competition.

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2010

Time: 6:00- 9:00 PM

Location: Doubletree Hotel * 101 S. Adams Street * Tallahassee, Florida

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Chocolate-Infused Girls Night Out in the Greater Tallahassee Florida Area

Question: What is a Chocolate-Infused Girls Night Out?

Answer: It is a fun and exciting Chocolate Tasting Party Experience.

Question: How can I get invited to one?

Answer: Contact Dove Chocolate Discoveries Independent Chocolatier, Kathi Bess at 850-539-7750.

Question:  Do you do these in other areas besides Florida?

Answer: Yes! Plus we have a need for Chocolatiers across America! Contact Kathi for more information.

Mission Sweet Smile - Making a million sweet smiles this holiday season!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Harvest Corporate Catering Special

We are pleased to present our $12.95 Autumn Harvest Corporate Catering Special.

Special includes a delicious hot entree, a fresh salad and bread.

Choice of 1 Entree:

Chicken Cordon Blue Pasta Squares Casserole

Chicken Tetrazinni Pasta Squares Casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta Squares Casserole

Chicken Florentine Pasta Squares Casserole

Chicken, Pecan and Wild Rice Casserole

Kielbasa Sausage with Black Beans and Yellow Rice

Baked Ziti with Red Sauce and Meatballs

Choice of 1 Salad:

Ceasar Salad

Garden Party Salad

Spinach Salad

Mixed Greens with Autumn Fruits

Bread of the Day

$12.95 per person + tax & delivery

To reserve your date contact Kathi Bess at 859-539-7750.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How much does a wedding reception cost?

"How much does it cost?" This one question is perhaps one of the top inquiries that we hear from brides, grooms, parents and wedding planners.

While it is fairly easy to give a rough ball park estimate right off the bat, it takes far more time and detail to provide a concise line-by line calculation.

But in all fairness to all parties involved, a bride should begin her inquiries with her budget range and all the necessary details (ie: time of day, location, type of meal / service desired, etc.)

We have been in the catering business for over 15 years. If you need help navigating the costs of a wedding reception, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Canopy Rose Catering ~ serving Tallahassee, North Florida and South Georgia 850-539-7750.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Chocolate Tasting Parties Are A Great Theme For Bridal Showers

Your best friend us getting married! How cool is that?!

Why not celebrate the engagement with a Chocolate Tasting Party.

To learn more about hosting a Chocolate Tasting Party contact Kathi Bess at 850-539-7750

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Join Our Chocolate Lover's Club!

Welcome to the tastiest club around... the Canopy Rose Chocolate Lover's Club!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Chocolate Tasting Parties in North Florida and South Georgia

Question: I want to host a Chocolate Tasting Party for a wedding shower in Tallahassee, Florida. Who should I contact?

Answer: Call Kathi Bess at 850-539-7750.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Do you have a special event coming up?

Do you have a special event coming up? Are you looking for that perfect menu with just the right amount of style and pizzazz, without going completely over the top?

Canopy Rose caters everything from cost-conscious office luncheons to elegant high-end wedding receptions.

Most menus are custom-designed around the taste preferences and budgetary parameters of the client.

So call us today at 850-539-7750 to discuss your upcoming event.

Catering Company: Canopy Rose Catering


Contact Person: Kathi Bess


Catering Special of the Month ~ June 2010

Canopy Rose June Catering Special of the Month
12.95 per person + tax

Garden Party Mixed Greens Salad
Black Beans and Yellow Rice

Barbecued Chicken


Dessert Lovers take note!
All catering orders placed with Canopy Rose during this month will be entered in a drawing to win a Dessert Buffet Gift Certificate! Please share with your friends!

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

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Fling Catering and Party Design

                                                 Wedding Food & Decorations

Serving Tallahassee, Havana Fl, Quincy Fl, Midway Fl,  Monticello Fl, Madison Fl,  North Florida, Gulf Coast Beach Communities, Thomasville Georgia, Bainbridge Ga, Moultrie Ga, Cairo Ga, South Georgia Communities.  Call for availability ~ 850-539-7750.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Welcome To The Summer of the Personal Chef

Ever dream of having someone cook delicious food especially for you and your family? You know ... someone who can work with your favorite recipes, or whip up some of the fabulous food you see in food magazines, newspaper articles and cookbooks or someone who will custom create delightfully innovative foods based on your taste / dietary preferences?

Here at Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company, we do personal cheffing and so much more.

Welcome to the Summer of The Personal Chef Canopy Rose Style!

Here's how it works:

1. Pick some food items you would like for us to make for you. (Maybe it's Mom's Rhubarb Pie or maybe it's some of those mouthwatering recipes from the latest Southern Living Magazine or perhaps it's one of the foods you've read about in the "Entertaining with Kathi" column of the Northeast Chronicle.

2. Call Kathi at 850-539-7750 to verify availability. We cook all food in our own DBPR licensed and insured catering kitchen.

No Job is too small...whether you want one specialty food item for seven or a smorgasbord for seventy or even a sizzling sunset soiree for seven hundred!


Cost of food and materials x 3 + labor fee + Florida Sales Tax

Bridal Tasting Party For Tallahassee Area Brides

Attention Tallahassee Area Brides! You are invited to attend a Canopy Rose Bridal Tasting.

Contact us today to reserve your spot.

Cut, copy, complete & email to

Wedding Date:

Brides Name:

Grooms Name:

Wedding Ceremony Location:

Wedding Reception Location:

Number of Guests:

List food items that you are interested in tasting:

List all events where you will need catered food:

Food allergies:

Describe your vision for your wedding recption:

Best time for you to attend Tasting Party:

Wedding Planner:




Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

How About Some Mini Mac-and- Cheese Cupcakes?

Canopy Rose Catering always cooks up lots of fun ideas for parties, wedding receptions and special events.

Creating child-friendly food stations is important if children will be in attendance at your special event.

Pizza, eggrolls, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut in whimsical shapes, chicken drummies, and pigs in a blanket have long been staple fare that children love.

Now here is an idea that we think kids of all ages would devour ... imagine miniature macaroni and cheese cupcakes, oh my!

Mini mac-and-cheese cupcakes so cute you'll eat 'em up

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

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tallahassee Caterer Adds A Fruity Florida Twist To The Pie That Has Taken New York City By Storm

Anderson Cooper loves it.  The Momofuku Bakery and Milk Bar in New York City can't seem to make enough of it. Every day their enigmatic "Crack Pie" sells out.

Ok, first of all. Let me be clear on one thing. This pie does NOT include the illegal substance!

So what is the big hoopla all about anyway? Why is the new culinary creation "Crack Pie" taking New York City by storm?

Taste for yourself and guess what? You don't even need to zoom off to the Big Apple!

Canopy Rose is now offering our very own unique version of  "Crack Pie" to our catering customers in the Tallahassee, Florida area.

The Canopy Rose Crack Berry Pie is very much like the original Momofuku version except we have added a festive fruity florida twist that we know you'll just love.

Order it ala carte today as a whole pie or include it as the dessert for your next catered luncheon or dinner.  We also offer Crack Berry Pie stations where the pie is served in stemmed martini glasses (very chic!) These are simply perfect for wedding receptions and other soirees.

For more information and to verify availability call Canopy Rose Catering, the Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, 850-539-7750.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

How To Hire Singing Waiters and Waitresses For Your Special Event

What:    Singing Waiters and Waitresses

Where:   North Florida and South Georgia (Tallahassee, Thomasville, Quincy, Havana, Monticello, Madison, Bainbridge, the Gulf Coast Beach Communities...)

PERFECT For Special Events, Charity Galas, Wedding Receptions, Political Fundraisers, Corporate or Legislative Functions, Conventions , etc ...

For more information please copy, complete and e-mail to Please use the heading SINGING WAITERS as the subject.



E-Mail Address:

Date of Event:

Type of Event:

Location of Event:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Catering Ideas for a Catered Dinner-By-The-Bite Party

Looking for something a little different this season for your soiree?

In addition to our regular catering menu found at the bottom of this website, we are pleased to present The 2010 Canopy Rose Catering Cocktail Party Collection!

Perfect for a Dinner-By-The-Bite Party!

# 1 ~ seared ahi tuna with grilled asian slaw party platter

# 2 ~ belgium endive stuffed w/herbed chevre, honey and spiced candied pecans

# 3 ~ tandoori chicken party platter

#4 ~ seafood gazpacho shooters

#5 ~ iced shrimp martini

#6 ~ mac n cheese cocktails

#7 ~hummus and tabouleh party platter with pita bites

#8 ~ canopy rose sweet and jazzy chicken wings

#9 ~ bruschetta

#10 ~ caramelized baked brie

#11 ~ canopy rose goombay sliders gourmet sandwiches

#12 ~ cascading fresh fruit and vegetable display

#13 ~ art deco crab mousse in phyllo shells

#14 ~ garlic marinated cheese display

#15 ~ spiced almonds

#16 ~ aioli party platter (just like the one kathi wrote about in a recent "Entertaining with Kathi" article)

For more delicious ideas please scroll through this website! Scroll, scroll, scroll for our menu lists!

Since everything we serve is handcrafted by us in our licenced and insured catering kitchen, we can customize all of of offerings to suit your taste preferences. Don't see what you want... CALL US at 850-539-7750.

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

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lunch / Dinner Catering Special For April 12-18, 2010

Want to taste the fabulous flavors of Canopy Rose? Our lunch and dinner specials are a great way to try out Canopy Rose! Each dish is hand-crafted by Kathi Bess, a passionate, prize winning gourmet chef and author of the popular "Entertaining with Kathi" newspaper column that has been running in the Northeast Chronicle / Tallahassee Democrat for 4 years.

This week we are offering the following catering luncheon/ dinner special:

Spanish Paella with Shrimp, Sausage, Chicken, Yellow Rice and Veggies

Bruschetta Bread Tray

Mixed Greens with Fresh Fruit, Blue Cheese Crumbles and Candied Almonds

Sweet & Jazzy Dressing

Key Lime Pie or Dessert of the Day

This meal is perfect for everything from office luncheons or dinners to private home gatherings!

To hire Kathi Bess (formerly Dameron) & Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability, pricing and reservations.

Please keep in mind that all catering requests MUST be made well enough in advance for us to procure the ingredients and prepare the food.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Catering Services Offered

We are often asked what type of events we cater.  Here is a sample list of the some of the types of events that we provide food for in the Tallahassee / Quincy / Havana area of North Florida. While most of our catering is done primarily around the Big Bend Area, we also cater in South Georgia ( Moultrie, Bainbridge, Thomasville, Cairo) and the Gulf Coast Beaches of North Florida St. George Island, Mexico Beach, Carrabelle, St. Theresa, Destin, etc.)

 Types of Catering Services Offered:

For Brides and Grooms:
Engagement Parties
Bridal Showers
Bridesmaid Teas and Luncheons
Wedding Rehearsal Dinners
Wedding Receptions
Wedding Breakfasts, Brunches, Luncheons, Teas, Cocktail Receptions, Dinner Buffets and Plated Sit- Down Dinners
Tented Dinner Dances

For Families:
Birthday Parties
Family Reunions
Anniversary Parties
Bar Mitzvah
Bat Mitzvah
Welcome Home
Bon Voyage
Funeral Dinners and Receptions

For Organizations:
Catered Breakfast, Luncheon and Dinner Meetings
Delivery and Drop-off on Disposable Trays
Box Lunches
Grand Opening Celebrations
Company Picnics
Annual Holiday Parties
Retirement Banquets
Product Launch Soirees
Charitable Events
Political Fundraisers
Legislative Events
Theme Parties

Event Design & Event Planning

Call Kathi Bess at 850-539-7750 for availability.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Did you know that we also offer FSU University Catering & Venue Rental at Westminster House in Tallahassee, Florida?

Event Venue Location:  Florida State University Campus ~ Tallahassee, Florida  (Seats up to 64 for a seated dinner, up to 100 for a stand up reception.)

Perfect for FSU Department Faculty, Staff  and Student Organization Functions... FSU Departmental Luncheons, Dinners, Receptions, Awards Ceremonies, Music Recitals, Academic Catering,  Faculty Retirement Parties, Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, etc. The perfect alternative to the University Center Club, the FSU Conference Center and the FSU Reservation.

Catering services offered by Canopy Rose Catering 850-539-7750 or

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Canopy Rose Catering Caters the Florida State Flambeau Reunion

Tallahassee Area Catering By Canopy Rose
A Few Photos From the Florida State Flambeau Reunion that we catered on March 20, 2010.  

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

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Let The Good Times Roll! Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! How To Throw A Mardi Gras Party in Tallahassee, Florida

  ~~~ Let The Good Times Roll  ~~~ 

The festive colors and flavors of New Orleans pop in this sample menu from Canopy Rose.

Fresh Cascading Fruit and Vegetable Display

Canopy Rose Pepper Berry Party Dip with Assorted Crackers

Garden Party Salad with Mixed Greens, Purple Cabbage, Red Peppers, Yellow Peppers, Orange Peppers, Spiced Pralines and accompanied by our Sweet and Jazzy Dressing

Cajun Mardi Gras Pasta Salad

Bread Basket

Cajun Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

~ Desserts ~

Canopy Rose Mardi Gras Cruffles and Cake Balls

Mississippi Mud Brownie Bites

Congo Bars

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

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Some Ideas for A Sweet Sixteen or Savvy Seventy Birthday Party Bash

Party Design By Kathi Bess ~ Canopy Rose Catering

We love to plan parties that are popping with pizzazz!

This party splashes the canvas of creativity in a wild way. From the beautiful, bold zebra stripes of  black and white to the the pretty popping pink petals, here is one awesome party theme!

Invitations: Black and White Zebra Stripes

For attire, we suggest that guests be encouraged to wear their choice of black and or white party clothes, that will serve as a fabulous backdrop to the birthday girl's magnificent pink gown.

Whether she's turning Sweet Sixteen or Savvy Seventy, the birthday girl with style will love this spectacular soiree!

Birthday Menu and Event Design...Custom-Designed by Canopy Rose.

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

Candy Stations: A Sweet Trend For Tallahassee Weddings

Custom-Designed Candy Bars are a sweet trend popping up at Tallahassee Florida area weddings!

Pink, Orange, White... Ah, the colors of sweet dreams.

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

Dinner In The Driveway

Venues for parties can be discovered in some of the most overlooked spaces. A long Tallahassee, Florida driveway is transformed into a magical settting for this Garnet and Gold Wedding Rehearsal Dinner.

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

Friday, March 5, 2010

Check Out Our New Cookbook ~ Fabulous Food for Sunny Seasons

We are always up to something delicious at Canopy Rose! Check out our latest culinary adventure... by simply clicking on the picture of the book

We are so excited!
We've collected some of favorite Spring and Summer recipes for our family and friends to enjoy this season.
Canopy Rose Culinary Arts Studio and Catering Company offers:
Food Writing
Cooking Classes
Cookbook Collaborations

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Canopy Rose BBQ Catering Menu

Canopy Rose Presents

Our 2010 Barbecue Catering Menu
(Simple Version)

Meat Options:

BBQ Chicken
BBQ Ribs
Grilled Pork Chops
Grilled Steak
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Grilled Salmon
Hot Dogs
                           Polish Sausage
Marinated & Grilled Kebabs
Grilled Vegetables, too!
or your choice of any another entree from our website at
Please scroll through our website for other types of menus we offer.

Salads and Sides:
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
Garden Party Salad
Caesar Salad
Mixed Greens with Fresh Fruit
or your choice of any another salad or side dish from our website at
Please scroll through our website for other types of menus we offer.
Dessert Options:
Congo Bars 
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Carrot Cake
 or your choice of any another dessert from our website at
Please scroll through our website for other types of menus we offer.

BBQ Catering is just one of the many types of catering services we offer through Canopy Rose. BBQ Catering is perfect for Legislative Events, Political Campaign Fundraisers, Company Picnics, Birthday Parties, Wedding Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Parties, Class Reunions, Family Reunions, Tailgate Parties, Holiday Parties, Customer Appreciation Days, Grand Opening Celebrations, Product Launches...  

Whether your taste is for A Traditional  Southern Style BBQ with smoked meats, baked beans, mashed potatoes and banana pudding or A Sizzling Uptown Soiree with Exquisite Grilled Meats and Veggies, Gourmet Salads and Marinated Mediterranean Kebabs or perhaps a happy medium blending the best of both worlds, Canopy Rose Catering has you covered! 

To hire the Grill Masters Team from Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 850-539-7750 for availability. Service area includes:  Tallahassee Metro Area, Havana Fl, Quincy Fl, Gretna Fl, Monticello Fl, Madison Fl, St. George Island Fl, Thomasville Ga, Cairo Ga, Valdosta Ga, Bainbridge Ga and up to a 3 hour radius of a licensed commercial catering kitchen.

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.