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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Seafood Salsa From Canopy Rose Catering

Canopy Rose Seafood Salsa is simply perfect for summertime soirees! 
For uptown elegance, serve individual servings in mint-lined, stemmed martini glasses. 


Seafood Salsa Image from Canopy Rose Catering

Grilled Chicken Kebabs From Canopy Rose

Looking for that perfect all purpose style appetizer, you know the type that will be well-received across the board.... something that just about everybody will enjoy.... here it is: Canopy Rose Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Image of Grilled Chicken Kebabs from Canopy Rose Catering

Beautiful Centerpieces Play An Important Role In Creating An Attractive Table For Entertaining

Image, Recipes, Food and Photo Styling by Canopy Rose Catering
Sometimes hosts and hostesses and even some brides who are working with a tight budget, are tempted to do without flower arrangements on the food tables. Don't do that!!! We can always figure something out that will fit your budget. There are all sorts of centerpiece possibilities available.

Don't Forget The Vegetarians On Your Guest List

Image, Recipes, Food and Photo Styling by Canopy Rose Catering
In this photo, Pesto Bruschetta is served hot from the oven on doily-lined gold and faux diamond chargers. Canopy Rose Bruschetta can be customized to a client's unique taste preferences! For this event we balanced out the beef, chicken and seafood dishes with a wonderful vegetarian bruschetta that delighted both the meat eaters and vegetarians at the event. A true win-win. We even had one out-of-town vegetarian guest from Miami who was in Tallahassee for the event, ask if we would travel to Miami to cater! Well, anything is possible....just ask!

Canopy Rose Catering Sets Up A Buffet

"What will the food look like? How will it be presented? What will the buffet look like? How will the food taste?"
These are all  important questions. At Canopy Rose Catering, we always begin with the freshest and highest quality of ingredients and then create culinary magic! Not only does our food pop with fabulous flavors, it is presented with great style and pizzazz that is fitting for the mood of the event, This partial photo of a Canopy Rose catered buffet for seventy-five guests was set up on June 22, 2013 at a private home in Tallahassee. Recipes, photo and food and photo styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer of Canopy Rose Catering. 

Hummus From Canopy Rose Catering

Hummus Image from Canopy Rose Catering, a Tallahassee Florida Area Catering  Company. Hummus is always a popular party appetizer.  For this event that we catered in Tallahassee on June 22, 2013, we prepared four bowls: one large version for the main food buffet and three small versions for strategic placement through the party space. Photo, recipe and photo styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer of Canopy Rose.

Seafood Salsa From Canopy Rose Catering

Celebrate summer with an exquisite Seafood Salsa from Canopy Rose Catering. This flavor-popping appetizer / salad  has almost a ceviche-style quality, except we use boiled or steamed seafood, rather than raw seafood  for your safety. Served with either a basket of tortilla scoops for the perfect summer appetizer or over a bed of greens for a lovely summer salad, this fresh lime, cilantro, tomato, red onion, garlic and seafood composition is a heart healthy treasure for hot weather entertaining. Ole! 

Seafood Salsa Image, Recipe, Food and Photo Styling by Canopy Rose Catering 

Roast Beef and Havarti Sliders From Canopy Rose Catering

Roast Beef  and Havarti Sliders from the Tallahassee Area Caterer, Canopy Rose Catering is perfect for all types of parties.  Very popular!

Canopy Rose In Action

Catering provided by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer of Canopy Rose Catering

In this picture you will see two different appetizers from Canopy Rose Catering: Grilled Chicken Kebabs and Pesto Bruschetta.

Grilled Chicken Skewers: Perfect For Tallahassee-Area Catering

Grilled Chicken Kebabs, Grilled Chicken Skewers, Grilled Chicken On A Stick ... call them whichever name you choose, but one thing is for sure, you will call them DELICIOUS with a capital D! 

The Canopy Rose Grilled Chicken Skewers are the perfect compliment to a wide range of business, legislative and social catered events. This delicious and attractively presented chicken crowd-pleaser works beautifully for business luncheons, brunches, dinners, cocktail parties and receptions. It's also perfect for any sort of wedding festivity....engagement parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, bride's room snacks on the day of the wedding, and  buffet wedding receptions.

Photo, Food Preparation and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer of  Canopy Rose Catering
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Treat Your Guests To A Mashed Potato Martini Station


A Mashed Potato Martini Station catered by Canopy Rose Catering for a wedding reception at Bradley's Pond in Tallahassee, Florida.

A Mashed Potato Martini Station catered by Canopy Rose Catering for a wedding reception at Bradley's Pond in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Guests love, love, love Mashed Potato Martini Stations, especially when the mashed potatoes are homemade, like the ones we prepare in the Canopy Rose Catering kitchen. It takes a longgggg, longggg time to peel and prepare enough potatoes for a medium to large wedding reception, but it is so worth it! For this wedding reception, the 125 guests went through over 65 pounds of our Home-made Garlic Smashed Potatoes and that is not even counting the additional weight of all the butter, cream and proprietary secrets that make our potatoes so wonderfully irresistible, or the toppings that are added by the guests.


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

It's Never Too Early To Book Your Holiday Party

Here are some photos from a very special party we catered during the 2012 Holiday Season.  

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)


Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)


Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
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December is always one of the busiest months of the year for most of us, especially for caterers. In fact, the whole seasonal stretch beginning with the first home football game in late August or early September and going straight through to the revelries of a new year is one long and delicious decathlon of parties in my business. Savvy hosts and hostesses know a well-kept secret ... book early! Not only will you have a better chance of locking in your favorite caterer, bartender, party rental company and entertainment; you might save some money, too!

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

A Kitchen Island SInk Comes In Handy At Parties For Iced Shrimp Displays

An island sink comes In handy at this Tallahassee, Florida party. Photo and  food styling by Canopy Rose Catering. 

A kitchen island sink works well as an Iced Shrimp Station. Our client had a peanut-shaped island sink in the middle of her kitchen and we all know where guests always seem to congregate at parties in private homes. So we decided to line the sink in greenery, fill it with ice, top it with boiled shrimp and garnish it with fresh herbs and sliced lemons.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750


Stuffed Mushrooms Are A Great Way To Kick Off A Party

Sausage and Asiago Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms from Canopy Rose Catering


Hot, savory and irresistible; these bite size morsels of deliciousness are a tried-and-true way to kick-off a party. Everyone who likes the combination of mushrooms, sausage and cheese love these! And for non-meat eating guests we create great tasting vegetarian and vegan stuffed mushrooms, too! Just give us a heads up about any special dietary restrictions when you place your catering order.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering
850-539-7750


A Catered Wedding Buffet At Bradley's Pond in Tallahassee


Bradley's Pond in Tallahassee is a popular spot for wedding receptions. Here is a picture of a Canopy Rose dinner buffet for a sweet wedding we catered at Bradley's Pond.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Time For Tapas

Fried Green Tomatoes, Pan Seared Scallops, Kalamata Olives, Marinated Mozzarella and Home-Grown Greens come together in this Tapas Plate with a regional twist. Whenever possible we like to highlight local products in our catering.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

A Traditional Spinach Salad

Fresh spinach leaves, crumbled bacon bits, chopped hard boiled eggs and blue cheese crumbles combine in this classic salad. Add a drizzle of Canopy Rose Sweet and Jazzy Dressing and you have a wonderful flavor-popping salad to go with your lunch time catering.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

A Mediterranean Salad for Summer Catering

Salads are simply perfect for summertime catering. For this flavor-popping salad, we incorporated the sunny goodness of the Mediterranean. Delicious!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Pops With The Sunny Taste of The Mediterranean

We prepared this Mediterranean inspired catering entree for a drop-off dinner in Tallahassee, Florida. Our Grilled Chicken Bruschetta is not only festive and flavorful, it is healthy, too. We give this a thumbs up for everything from office lunch catering to dinner buffets.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

What's Not To Love About These Mozzarella Caprese Bites From Canopy Rose Catering?

In this photo, we have just assembled a platter of Mozzarella Caprese Bites for a small drop-off party in Tallahassee, Florida.
We love these little pre-dinner snacks and so do our catering clients and their guests! We think you will, too!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Eating Healthy Never Tasted So Good: Power Up With These Delicious Fresh Vegetable Skewers

In this picture we are prepping Fresh Vegetable Skewers for a hot fiery grill. For additional flavor, we power up with a delicious secret balsamic glaze that locks in the exquisite char-grilled goodness. These are a must-have for summertime soirees! But don't take my word for it, try them out for yourself as soon as possible. Eating healthy never tasted so good!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Cream Sherry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Has Stood The Test Of Time

This yummy Cream Sherry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake is among my oldest recipes and it is still tastes as lovely as the first time I ever baked it. We fill the center with a generous mound of fresh seasonal fruits and spike the cake with a spirited blend of cream sherry and farm dairy goodness. Perfect for drop-off summertime catering in Tallahassee, Florida. If there is any left over, which there probably won't be, it makes a great mid-afternoon snack with coffee, tea or sherry.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Whimsical Citrus Stars Create Wow At Catered Events

When star fruit are available at the local market, we love to include some in our catering spreads. We just adore the touch of whimsy a bit of the star-shaped carambola adds to everything it touches, from appetizers to dessert. In this picture we have added a few jaunty stars to a Canopy Rose Salad. I especially like the look of a star at the end of a fruit skewer, they would be perfect for a birthday party for a princess or queen .... think citrus wand!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Pesto Bruschetta Is Mmmm Mmmmm Good

I snapped this photo of our Pesto Bruschetta just before we popped them in the oven. They are a most wonderful composition of Mediterranean flavors, whether served before dinner with cocktails or as an alternative to bread with your entree, your guests will agree they are absolutely delicious!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Gluten Free Catering in The Tallahassee Area

This is a Canopy Rose Platter of Boar's Head Roast Beef and Havarti Cheese for a Slider Station. Build-Your-Own Sliders are a smart idea these days, with the ever-growing population of guests who are trying to eliminate gluten from their diets. Don't hesitate to request gluten-free catering when you call us!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750



Strawberry Pecan Cheese Ring

This cheese ring is our interpretation of a famous appetizer that President Carter's wife often served in the late 1970's at the White House. Please don't hesitate to ask us to prepare it for your upcoming event. Yes, Strawberry Pecan Cheese Ring is the perfect Southern spread for catered parties, weddings and special events with style, regardless of your party preferences. Republicans, Democrats, Independents will all reach a consensus on this.... It's positively delicious!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750


Italian Cream Cake To Go

We sometimes get calls from clients for just one or two specialty items. This is a picture of an Italian Cream Cake we made for just such a client. All he requested was one thing.... a really good Italian Cream Cake. Did you know that you can special order just about anything from our catering menu?

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Start Your Soirée Off With An Iced Shrimp Display

For this party we strategically placed several medium sized iced shrimp platters on tall bistro tables throughout the party space. The guests loved the idea that shrimp was so readily available and as seasoned food professionals, we really appreciate how our specially designed dishes keep the shrimp perfectly chilled to the last bite.

The Best Looking and Best Tasting Hummus in the Tallahassee Area

I remember the first time I experienced hummus, I was about twenty years old. Somehow a friend managed to convince me that despite the terribly homely appearance, the taste was quite enjoyable. "I bet you can't eat just one bite," he teased as he offered up a small scoop atop a bite-sized pita triangle. It was good, real good, but not nearly as good or as lovely as the Canopy Rose Roasted Garlic Hummus that we whip up in our catering kitchen near Tallahassee, Florida. Hummus is a perfect party food.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

A Smoked Salmon Party Platter For Drop-off Tallahassee Catering

Smoked Salmon is always a special treat. Here is a picture of one of the Smoked Salmon Party Platters we prepared for drop-off catering in Tallahassee, Florida.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Spicy Grilled Chicken and Quinoa is Mmmm Good

This is one of my favorite new creations that I think our Tallahassee catering clients will absolutely love! The flavor really pops with a wonderful complexity. I can see serving this at everything from catered office luncheons to wedding receptions!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Hot Boiled Peanuts Stations are popular with this Tallahassee catering company

Our clients love 'em! We begin with fresh regionally-grown green peanuts and slow cook them in a brilliant brew of secret spices and fresh from the garden herbs. The flavor is simply out of this world!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

A Lovely Luau Tray

This picture shows one of the food items that we prepared for a drop-off luau party in Tallahassee. Drop-off parties are often a great solution for home and business entertaining and often cost half the price of full-service catering.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

A Summer Dessert Platter

Here is a picture of one of our summertime dessert trays we prepared for one of our favorite Tallahassee catering clients.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Twice Baked Potatoes: A Perfect Multi-Seasonal Side Dish

In this picture, we were prepping several trays of Twice Baked Potatoes in the catering kitchen to be delivered for a drop-off party in Tallahassee, Florida. Drop-off parties are a secret strategy of many of our clients.
Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

A Tried and True Tallahassee Favorite

Everyone loves it! Fresh, delicious and popping with pizzazz, the Mixed Greens with Fresh Fruit, Pecans and Blue Cheese Crumbles drizzled with Chef Kathi's Sweet and Jazzy Dressing is the perfect way to start a meal.

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)

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Chicken Pecan Salad: Perfect Fare For Summer Catering

Chicken Pecan Salad is another popular request for summertime catering in Tallahassee. This image shows a recent salad we prepared in our catering kitchen and delivered for a drop off office luncheon in Tallahassee, Florida. Yum!!!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Seafood Paella Salad


Canopy Rose Salad Samplers are a favorite menu item during the sizzling days of summer. This image shows a recent Shrimp Paella Salad we prepared in our catering kitchen for drop off catering in downtown Tallahassee. Delicious!

Photo and Food Styling by Chef Kathi, Chief Yum Officer 
Canopy Rose Catering (serving the Greater Tallahassee area)
850-539-7750

Friday, June 14, 2013

Random Tallahassee / Thomasville Wedding Pictures


Whenever possible I try to snap some photographs at our catered events. Here are a few wedding pictures from Goodwood Museum and Gardens and Pebblehill Plantation that I just discovered on my Iphone. 





















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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 canopyrose@aol.com.

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 canopyrose@aol.com

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.