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 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.

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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.