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.

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

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.