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.

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.

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.