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, 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.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pictures of Our Wedding Tasting Room and Meeting Room near Tallahassee, Florida

Canopy Rose accepts a very small number of wedding receptions each year.  It is not uncommon in the Tallahassee. Florida area for wedding caterers to book several weddings for the same day. Ouch! After over 15 years in the business of catering wedding receptions and private parties in the Tallahassee area...I can no longer imagine that sort of schedule.

At Canopy Rose, your wedding celebration is far too important to us! We want everything as perfect as possible and the only way that we can do that is to devote our full creativity, passion, energy and    resources  to your reception. 

We firmly believe it is essential that a bride and her caterer need to connect in a synergistic way. A good  fit is necessary. We can generally tell from the first few interactions by telephone and email if there is going to
be a good fit for all parties.  At that point, we are delighted to prepare private tasting parties for qualified Brides, Grooms and family members who are involved in the decision making process. 

To contact  Canopy Rose Catering:

1. Call Kathi at 850-539-7750 to check if we would even be available on the day of your wedding.

 2. Send us an e-mail to and describe how you imagine the reception unfolding. Give as many details as possible. Include wedding reception location, guest count, favorite foods, estimated budget, etc, etc.

3. Respond quickly when we ask questions. If we don't hear back from you in a timely fashion, we will assume that a good match has not been struck. On the other hand, if a nice synergistic relationship is building between us, we will invite you for coffee / an in person meeting/ and  a Private Tasting for qualified brides.

A Taste of Canopy Rose Catering

Popping with pizzazz, this food photo from Canopy Rose Catering showcases our popular Mixed Greens Salad with Fresh Fruit accompanied by our famous signature dressing: Sweet and Jazzy. 

Orange- Citrus Sugar Snap Peas add a lovely touch for a vegetarian luncheon. 

Florida Key Lime Squares  provides the perfect finale.  

For additional menu options, call our catering office at 850-539-7750 or drop us an e-mail to

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.