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, April 30, 2011

Catering Coupon

Canopy Rose Catering
Special of the Month ~
May 2011

A Catering Coupon ~ Woohoo! 

10% off all regular* food website prices
(* On our website we list a long list of foods by category, beside these foods you will see a price. This coupon can be used on any regular priced foods ordered and paid for during the month of May 2011.)

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

Southwestern Catering in Tallahassee / Cinco de Mayo Parties

A festive southwestern celebration is great any time of the year. The spicy flavors, the bold colors and the Mexican music gets everyone in the mood for a good time, especially on May 5th, when people around the world celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

But you don't need a Mexican holiday, to throw a hot and spicy soiree.  Our North Florida and South Georgia customers tell us that they like southwestern food twelve months a year!

Over the years, Canopy Rose has catered Southwestern Wedding Rehearsal Dinners/ Engagement Parties, Tex Mex Birthday Parties, South-of-the-Border Holiday Soirees, Texas BBQ Graduations and Hot and Spicy Pool Parties.

For weddings and other gala celebrations, we've created fun speciaty Taco Stations and Fajita Stations.

Whether you are looking for something new and exciting for your monthly office luncheon or looking for a great idea for that big event you are planning, Canopy Rose Catering, Tallahassee's favorite caterer has a wide variety of solutions for you!

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

A Royal Canape Collection

In case you were wondering, as we were, what was served at the Royal Wedding Reception of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011 ~ we have the scoop! To begin with, Royal Canape Artists hand crafted over 10,000 canapes for this once-in-a lifetime event.

The Canape Artists at Canopy Rose Catering would be honored to custom-create A Royal Canape Collection for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration, based on the flavors and tastes you enjoy.  Canopy Rose Catering has long been recognized as the best caterer in the Tallahassee area.

Now without further ado, here is William and Cate's list.
•Cornish Crab Salad on Lemon Blini

•Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney

•Roulade of Goats Cheese with Caramelised Walnuts

•Assortment of Palmiers and Cheese Straws

•Scottish Smoked Salmon Rose on Beetroot Blini

•Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tart

•Poached Asparagus spears with Hollandaise Sauce for Dipping

•Quails Eggs with Celery Salt

• Scottish Langoustines with Lemon Mayonnaise Pressed Confit of Pork Belly with Crayfish and Crackling

•Wild Mushroom and Celeriac Chausson

•Bubble and Squeak with Confit Shoulder of Lamb

•Grain Mustard and honey-glazed Chipolatas

•Smoked Haddock Fishcake with Pea Guacamole

•Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Fillet of Beef and Horseradish Mousse

• Gateau Opera

•Blood Orange Pate de Fruit

•Raspberry Financier

•Rhubarb Crème Brulee Tartlet

•Passion Fruit Praline

•White Chocolate Ganache Truffle

•Milk Chocolate Praline with Nuts

•Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle

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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Planning your Tallahassee Area Wedding

Please allow me to take this opportunity to say Best Wishes To You and Your Fiancee!! What a wonderfully exciting season for you!

Yes! There are so many details to do, and at first it all seems completely overwhelming, but it really doesn't have to be. Just break it down into bite-size to-do's!

The easiest way to seamlessly accomplish a large project is to chunk it out, bite-by-bite. You can do it!

For your convenience we've provided a basic timeline for planning your wedding. Have fun, pop the champagne and tweak as necessary. 
9 to 12 Months Before Wedding

* Set up a realistic wedding budget.

* Decide on a desired wedding date.

* Pick the location for your wedding ceremony and reception, pick your officiant, caterer, then synchronize these dates to be certain that your officiant, caterer and reception site have not already been booked for another event on that date.  Once the dates are determined, reserve them with a small deposit.

* Now it's time to celebrate your news with engagement parties, photos and announcements.

* Choose attendants.

* Begin shopping for dress and accessories.

6 to 9 Months Before Wedding

* Begin compiling guest list.

* Shop for wedding rings.

* Purchase dress and schedule fittings.

* Order invitations, announcements and thank-you notes.

* Select baker, photographer/videographer, florist, entertainment for ceremony and reception.

* Finalize wedding menu

* Book transportation service to/from ceremony and reception.

* Select and order bridesmaids' and groomsmen's attire.

* Consult with travel agent for honeymoon trip. Apply for passports if necessary.

*  Reserve accommodations for out-of-town guests.

4 to 6 Months Before Wedding

* Register for gifts.

* Complete guest list.

* Purchase additional wedding day apparel accessories: veil, shoes, lingerie, jewelry, gloves, going-away outfit, etc.

* Help mothers select dresses.

* Schedule rehearsal and select and book location for rehearsal dinner.

* Schedule vacation time from work. Woohoo!

2 to 4 Months Before Wedding

* Purchase ceremony and reception accessories: wedding favors, guest book, toasting glasses, ring pillow, etc.

* Check marriage license requirements.

* Choose readings for ceremony.

* Revise legal documents if taking your fiance's name: driver's license, voter's card, Social Security card, leases, bank, credit card issuers, insurance policies, wills, etc. You might also need to update your name change with your employer.

* Get ceremony programs printed.

1 Month Before Wedding

* Mail invitations.

* Pick up dress.

* Finalize reception seating chart.

* Confirm all bookings and reservations, including attire rental and honeymoon details.

* Obtain marriage license.

* Notify caterer of final guest count.

* Write toasts for rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.

The Week Before Wedding

* Break in shoes. Scuff the soles to avoid slipping.

* Organize emergency kit. Pack things like Band Aids, pain relievers, needle and thread and even dryer sheets to remove static cling.

* Attend rehearsal and dinner.

Your Wedding Day

* Eat breakfast.

* Mail announcements.

* Enjoy! This is a day for celebration with family and friends, and above all, with your new husband!

To hire Kathi Bess Canopy Rose Catering as your Tallahassee, North Florida or South Georgia caterer, call 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.

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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.