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, 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

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.